For more information or to book your place contact Wendy on 01273 693451 or email miyworkshop[at]gmail.com

UPDATE 5/2/19: MIY Workshop is on the move! Find out more here.


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Whether you’re a complete sewing novice; have got as far as buying a sewing machine that’s now gathering dust in a cupboard; or are a more experienced sewer in  need of a bit of help with a new project, a few classes can help set you off in the right direction and boost your confidence.  Come along and make clothes, accessories, do your own alterations, or whatever takes your fancy!

All MIY Collection sewing patterns and all patterns from all of my books “The Beginner’s Guide to Dressmaking”  “A Beginner’s Guide to Making Skirts” and “A Beginner’s Guide to Sewing With Knitted Fabrics” are available for students to use in classes at no extra cost.

All classes are open to everyone regardless of previous experience.

Remember, you can work on whatever you want at these classes, which could be anything from (and not limited to!):

  • learning how to use a sewing machine
  • copying a garment you already own
  • learning how to use a sewing pattern
  • making more challenging garments like coats and jackets
  • learning some tailoring basics
  • sewing with stretch knit (jersey) fabrics
  • making kids and baby clothes
  • making accessories such as purses and bags
  • learning how to adapt and fit patterns. 

You don’t have to stick to the same class each week, you can swap and change times and days (subject to availability).

  • Held at MIY Workshop (33 North Rd, Brighton, in the North Laine).
  • Class size limited to just 5 people.
  • 3 Weekly Class Times: Tuesday & Thursday evenings 6.30-8.30pm and Friday mornings 10am-12pm
  • £50 for 2 classes payable before you attend your first class.   Your 2 sessions must be used within 2 weeks of your first class.

Find out more about your teacher here.

Here’s what previous students have had to say:

“Clear instructions from a patient teacher!”
“Fantastic experience, great teacher, useful skills learned.”
“I loved the fact that we were taken through each thing step-by-step which made it easy to understand.”

Read what other students have thought of classes here.

If you are thinking of booking a class please make sure you read the Classes – important info section of my website which contains important information about cancellations.  Thanks!

13 responses to “WEEKLY CLASSES

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  4. I’ve just been given my first sewing machine for my 40th and can’t wait to learn how to use it!! Do we bring our own machines to your workshops or use yours? Many thanks Jo


    • Hi Jo, how fantastic – lucky you! Right, you need to get it working asap……you can bring it along to weekly classes and I can get you up and running on it. Or, if it’s a pain to lug it along to classes I have plenty to use in the workshop – they’re Janome Sewist machines so nice and easy to use. If you’d like to book something, send me an email to post[at]wendyward.co.uk or give me a ring on 01273 775951 and we can sort out dates, etc.
      Look forward to hearing from you.
      Best wishes,


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  11. Do you ( or do you know of anyone) who runs classes in pattern cutting?
    Kind regards


    • Hi Barbara, I teach pattern cutting – I have a City & Guilds course just coming to an end, but I will be running another weekly class soon. I also do pattern cutting one day workshops, although the next beginner’s one is fully booked. The best way to find out about new classes and workshops is to sign up for my newsletter – I always offer places to subscribers before they’re advertised on my website and some classes often get fully booked before they even make it online! This link takes you straight to the sign-up page: http://eepurl.com/Z6Gg1
      Hopefully we’ll see you at a class soon!


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