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Sewing & Dressmaking

Sewing & Dresmaking

Beginner Machine Sewing Courses

At Creative Space we offer regular, 3 week structured courses for beginners wanting to learn the basics of machine sewing. We also run a variety of follow on courses and workshops including dressmaking, where you can learn how to decode a pattern and make your very own pyjama bottoms from scratch. We also teach kids and teen beginner sewing and intermediate classes, plus one-off sewing days in the holidays, which you can also find here.

Sewing & Dressmaking Workshops

We have a changing series of half and full day sewing workshops where you can learn dressmaking, bag making and embroidery skills and go home with a custom piece for you or someone else in your life. Scroll down to see the upcoming classes.


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More sewing workshops below
The following classes and workshops are bookable direct with the teacher
(follow link for more information)

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Bag Making for Beginners
In this three hour beginner bag making sewing class you’ll make a beautiful cotton shoulder bag complete with lining and pockets to take home after. You’ll have the choice of two different fabrics to make your tote bag with and it will be matched with a waterproof wax canvas, cotton lining and strong carry handles.

You’ll be given all the materials ready-cut with detailed instructions on how to sew your tote bag. Lauren will guide you through the whole process, showing you how to thread and use the machine, and construct your bag and give you plenty of tips and tricks on sewing techniques for you to use in future projects.

Sewing machines and accessories will be provided, but you can bring your own if you prefer. £55

Saturday 20th July, 10am-1pm

Sunday 15th September, 2-5pm

Sew your own Washbag

In this three hour experience you’ll learn how to make a beautiful and functional Japanese design wax canvas washbag, complete with outer pockets, waterproof lining and a zip closure. Once you’ve completed the workshop you’ll be able to take your wash bag home to use (or gift to a lucky loved one!).  All sewing machines, fabric, interfacing, zippers and lining fabric will be provided, along with a variety of thread colours. You are also welcome to bring your own outer fabric if you prefer to make your washbag truly unique to you!​ £50.

Saturday 20th July, 2pm-5pm

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Bring and Sew Social

Do you love sewing, but never find the time to get stuck into it at home? Are you looking to build your skills in a supportive environment? Do you just want to sew in the company of others?

Come along to Creative Space and enjoy three blissful hours of uninterrupted sewing, working on a project of your choice. Overlocker and sewing machines available. £15/£10.

Wednesday 18th July


Japanese Cross Back Apron Sewing Workshop

Improve your dressmaking skills with this Japanese cross back apron sewing workshop at Creative Space, Bristol. 

In this full day workshop, Lauren will expertly guide you through the process of creating your very own beautiful Japanese apron. Learn how to cut out a pattern from your own fabric along with sewing a variety of seams and finishings.

Sewing machines and accessories will be provided, however you are also welcome to bring your own, please advise on booking. £75

Sunday 23rd June


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Free Machine Embroidery

Learn the art of free machine embroidery with Julie Heaton, MA RCA.

In a day long workshop Julie will show you how to use your sewing machine as a creative tool for drawing. Offering insights and techniques that Julie uses in her practice, you will learn how to set up your sewing machine, choose fabrics and threads and create a design that can be used for the experimental and fun process.

The class will inclusive; whilst process will be taught, you will be able to work at your own pace in a creative environment. £85

Saturday 14th September


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