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Learn to Sew

Written by Administrator on 13 January 2016.

Learn to sew or improve your sewing skills with a private tutor on a one to one basis.

Fashion is what you make it. Create your own patterns and designs to suit your size and style. Whether you want to start from scratch or adapt an existing pattern or garment I can help.

Helen's Workshop Exeter is about making fashion your own way. With my classes I am happy to teach basic sewing skills, teach general pattern cutting, creating your own blocks, assist and if necessary adapt a paper pattern. I can cover whatever your need.

My aim is to provide one to one tuition to help express ones individual style.

I am happy to teach beginners to advanced sewing ability

  • A beginner is someone who does not have any experience in sewing
  • Intermediate experience would be someone who knows how to use the sewing machine with confidence. Or maybe someone who is coming back to sewing after a break
  • Advanced students have a background in sewing and would like to enhance and refine their skills

Apply for a class and discover your talent today!

Call: 07531 363 379

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£20 per hour - minimum of 2 hours per session

Sewing lesson times: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, between 10am and 4pm.


Do you have private lessons?
Yes I currently offer just private lessons

How much is a lesson?
Classes are £20 per hour - minimum of 2 hours per session

There are lots of sewing classes in the city. How is Helen's Workshop Exeter different?
What sets me apart is my one to one classes. The classes are flexible and adjustable based on your level of skills and needs.

I need to learn to read a pattern/create a pattern or learn basic sewing skills, can you help with this?
I will be pleased to teach you any basic sewing skill or following/creating a pattern yourself.

Where can I buy a good sewing machine?
I can provide information and recommendations to help you make the right purchase decision.

Do I need to book a class?
Yes. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07531 363 379

Can I bring my own sewing machine to the workshop?
Yes, however I do have a machine here for your convenience.

Do you have a waiting list for classes?
We have availabe classes right now, and a flexible schedule that will accommodate your needs.