Sewing Classes

Sewing classes help you create your own wardrobe, up-cycle, embellish & customise your clothing.  North Bristol Community Project run affordable, fun sewing classes you can join anytime, no matter what your level.

Sewing classes run every Monday from 10 to 12 noon (except Bank Holidays), at North Bristol Community Project.

At our sewing classes, learn how to make your own wearable art, repair, alter, embellish or customise your clothing.

Use a sewing machine and hand stitch to create unique, one of a kind  gifts:  textile 3D cards, personalised bunting, bags, belts, i-phone & i-pad covers,  wall hangings,  throws, brooches, cushions covers, soft toys, quilts and so much more.

Bring your own fabric, or choose from our  selection of materials (prices vary according to items).

All tools and equipment provided. No previous experience necessary. All abilities and genders welcome.

Tea and coffee available on request.

Places are limited to 6 learners in each group. Pre-book and get a discount: 4 two hour  sessions £50, 3 two hour sessions £43.50, 2 two hour sessions £33,   Alternatively, drop in (if places available) £20 cash on the day.

Bookings are confirmed on receipt of payment.

For more information, please contact us here

Is sewing an artform?

Oh yes! Check out this great Pinterest page to see examples of thread work, that are innovative, abstract, vintage, colourful and more.

See the Pinterest page here.

Introduction to Embroidery as a Modern Art form.

The web pages of have an insightful, brief article into this theme.

Discovering Embroidery Art?

The arts journal and on-line gallery, Widewalls, has a great article on the form, placing the skill of women in history in its context and how , almost by stealth, the form emerged from the quiet parlour into the mainstream.

‘Although embroidery has such a rich history and a long-standing presence in our history, it took quite a while before it came out of its stifling concept and reached for its well-deserved title of an art form’.

Embroidery as art...image
Embroidery as art…