Saturday Sewing Classes Start this September!!

It’s been a long time coming (and a long time asked for!), but finally, Saturday dressmaking classes are now open for booking at MIY Workshop!

These classes will be in addition to the existing timetable of Weekly Sewing & Dressmaking classes and can be booked as single classes or as parts of blocks of classes.  There will be 2 back-to-back classes each Saturday; 10am-12 and 12-2pm, if you’re really keen you can book both classes and start your weekend with a 4 hour sewing sprint!

To start with they will be on the 3rd Saturday of the month with the first 2 dates being Saturday 19th September and Saturday 24th October.

Now, here’s the bigger news……I’m not going to be teaching these classes.  It’s taken me a long time to take the plunge and invite other teachers to teach at MIY Workshop.  I’m a fussy one (not to mention a bit of a control freak) and have very high standards, so I’m absolutely over the moon that my first guest teacher is going to be Zoé Edwards!!!

Saturday Sewing Classes Zoe

Here’s the lovely lady herself and for those of you in the sewing know, you’ll recognise Zoé as being the brains behind the phenomenally successful annual event “Me Made May”.

Here’s a bit more about Zoé:

Having graduated with a degree in Fashion Design, Zoe Edwards went on to work in the fashion industry in a variety of roles for a number of years. The distaste she developed for mass-produced clothing and production practices fuelled her growing passion for creating her own clothing by hand and she set up a now successful sewing blog that has an emphasis on sewing sustainably with style. Her passion for sewing, refashioning, and the UK handmade scene has continued to grow. Currently she teaches sewing in London, develops her own sewing patterns and runs a regular contemporary craft market called Brighton Craftaganza. She’s also the creator of the popular annual Me-Made-May challenges which ask sewers/knitters/crocheters/refashioners to wear hand-created clothing every day for a month. The aim of these challenges is to encourage people to bring the DIY and handmade ethos into their everyday lives, and to help them develop a better relationship with their handmade wardrobe. Zoe blogs at

So, there you have it. Want to book a class?! You’d better be quick, as with all weekly classes there will only be 5 places available at Zoé’s classes.

To book your place email me (Wendy) on miyworkshop[at] or call MIY Workshop on 01273 693451.

2 responses to “Saturday Sewing Classes Start this September!!

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