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Suzie Carley at the Southampton Sewing Hub


The Sewing Hub is a warm welcoming community space founded by Suzie Carley (BA Hons in Fashion Design), a fashion designer/maker based in Southampton.  After working at the local Environment Centre and in local government Suzie decided to follow her lifelong passion for fashion and began to provide a design and make + alteration service for local brides in 2011.  Her ethos very much centres on the need to care about our planet and the people on it and she is committed to sharing knowledge, equipment and resources in order to reduce the negative environmental impact fashion inevitably has.

The Sewing Hub is in the process of becoming a Community Interest Companyand aims to offer opportunities to be ‘sewcial’, raise self esteem through creative and relaxing activities.

Our Vibe

The Studio is unique in that it is a professionally equipped micro manufacturing hub, with flexible bookable ‘incubator’/co-working space for local designer/makers enabling them to bring their creations to life using Juki industrial machines, a full height cutting table, steam iron and other equipment. Once a month we aim to have guest speakers and local artisans joining us bringing the community together. It’s a shared space for all abilities.


The Sewing Hub is situated in a fully accessible building which was previously a school for children who experienced disability. Now ‘Unity 12’ is the home of the Centre for Independent Living run by ‘Spectrum' with additional co-working space and conference facilities near the centre of Southampton. It’s within easy walking distance of a number of bus routes and has on-site parking.

The studio is on the ground floor, occupying what used to be a classroom, with plenty of natural light and double doors leading directly from the carpark. There is an accessible toilet, a shared kitchen with fridge for learners to use and we provide a variety of refreshments.

Classes and Courses

  • We offer a  beginner’s class for those who haven’t used a sewing machine before or who wish to go over the basics again. For those with more experience and confidence we offer workshops and ‘sewcials’ covering a variety of skills e.g. buttonholes, zippers.  Whatever your experience, you can also book a 1:1 session for individual support for unfinished projects, pattern cutting, and fitting issues.

  • We have regular events such as a Sewing Circle for those that like to be ‘sociable’ and share their tips and tricks and work on their own projects.   Participants are welcome to bring in their own sewing machines for the Sewing Circle, but if not we have you covered with access to a bank of the Janome 725S (used on the Sewing Bee 2019). It’s ‘the perfect modern mechanical machine for beginners’ to learn the basics and great for taking you through to the more advanced projects.

  • Don’t Overlook Your Overlocker is our course to help build your confidence and discover the magic of the amazing Janome 6234XL which helps achieve a professional finish for a range of clothing and crafting projects.

  • Re-Hash the Trash is an upcycling course that is inspirational if you enjoy the challenge of making your own clothes. You can revamp items from your wardrobe and keep good garments out of landfill.

  •  We also host an informal weekly Crafting Corner, a group for support with knitting, crochet and embroidery. For those who want to make a start with knitting, we can supply beech needles, yarn, a basic pattern and support for a small charge.

Refreshments are always at hand, come along and get involved.

We follow a sustainable business model, and do our utmost to reduce our environmental impact, therefore our fabric stash is always on offer for classes and courses.  As an evolving Community Interest Company, we are keen that users of the hub engage and contribute to what happens here.

Contact: Suzie Carley

Telephone: 023 8001 4505

Mobile: 02380775952



FB: @southampton.sewing.hub

IG: @southampton.sewing.hub

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Miss Maker

Workshops, Courses & Classes in Sewing, Upholstery and Craft for all ages and abilities

About us:

Here at Miss Maker, myself and the team pride ourselves in offering everyone the opportunity to find their own creative adventure.​ Based in North Hampshire, Miss Maker has been delivering sewing classes, workshops and private sewing tuition since 2011. Our Sewing Studio in the beautiful village of Hartley Wintney, boasts Janome Sewing School Status, enabling you to have high quality sewing and overlocker machines to work on, as well as a fully equipped studio with ample workspace. Our sewing classes are limited to six participants to ensure everyone has the space and attention they require.

What we offer:

We offer a range of classes from beginner level sewing and dressmaking to more advanced techniques incuding tailoring skills, pattern cutting, alterations, jeans making, lingerie and swimwear, shirt making. We also offer a range of home furnishing, free motion embroidery, upholstery and craft classes. Our hand picked range of classes and courses combine a personal and patient approach to teaching by all our tutors, with small class sizes, so you can be sure you will feel pampered as well as inspired when you learn with us.

To find out more about our classes and workshops and to book go to

Miss Maker's Sewing Studio, Unit 1, Hardings Lane, Cricket Green, Hartley Wintney, Hook, Hampshire, RG27 8QB


Call 07968 063304

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Date: Monday January 10th- Friday January 21st 2022

Tutor: Jayne Edwards

Place: The Sewing Studio, Gaddens, Charles’s Lane, Ringwood, Hampshire BH24 3FB

Contact: or mobile 077477866785

What is this?

Two weeks at Gaddens Sewing Club dedicated to trouser fitting and making, followed by a trouser making weekend on March 5/6th (details to follow)

Open to all sewers of all levels and to ladies and gentlemen!

How can I join in?

You can arrange exactly what you would like to do during this time to fit in with your life and family. Studio available for you to book between 10am-7pm each day.

What is involved?

Firstly, Jayne requires two appointments lasting one hour each and separate time for Jayne to make your bespoke pattern. One to One fitting is required, or indeed with a friend or partner, at a time of your choosing. This is a necessary part of the workshop in order to make your beautiful trousers and to attend the Trouser Making weekend later.

You can choose from:-

  • Welcome from Jayne, at Gaddens Sewing Club, who will serve a cream tea so you can get to know some of your fellow sewers followed by: 

‘How to look your best in your trousers’ by Sandra Domeney, The Wardrobe Doctor, 2hrs £20

Hands on Technique talks from Jayne during this time on all aspects of trouser making :-

  • 1.Cutting out and preparation of fabric, marking and accuracy 1hour £10h

  • 2.What can you do with your trouser pattern? 3hrs £30

  • 3.Zips, fasteners and zip protectors including fly fastening 3hrs £30

  • 4.Hems, length and taping 2hrs £20

  • 5.Embellishments and hanging 1hr £10

  • 6.Pockets and Pressing 2 hours £20

You can choose which talks that you would like to do and therefore make up your own workshop.

If you would prefer to have time with Jayne to help with your trousers, you can book £20 per hour, separately.

Jayne has been making trousers for many years and has been taught by many of the great tutors of our time so has a wealth of experience to pass on as this has been her particular interest.

Gaddens is situated in a lovely spot in The New Forest so why don’t you come for a few days, enjoy the trouser fun and explore the forest. There are lots of places to stay.

If you are local, come and join us.

Please email Jayne ( if you are interested or have any queries about this exciting trouser sewing course or phone Jayne on 07747866785

You will come away with a well-fitting trouser pattern, have fun with other sewers, and increase your knowledge on trouser making and hopefully have a sewing holiday!

Covid precautions

At The Sewing Club we request that everyone is double vaccinated and does a LFT before they come so that everyone feels safe in the current climate.

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Bobbin Sewing School

Bobbin Sewing School is a little haven of tranquillity set in the heart of the Test Valley in the beautiful Hampshire countryside. We offer enjoyable sewing classes to anyone (beginners through to advanced sewists) who wants to learn to sew or advance their abilities by learning new techniques. Our studio is based in the newly converted stables of The Vine Yard on the High Street, Stockbridge where we work happily among other creatives  So if you want to make your own gorgeous clothes?  Want to create handmade gifts to warm the heart? Or give your home a makeover?  You’ve come to the right place. 

What we offer:

From dressmaking, interiors, pattern cutting, alteration techniques, crafts and accessories – we’ve got the lot and we are always updating our class timetable . We have some very talented tutors who happily share their skills and passion for their craft. Choose from a variety of courses from beginner onwards.  We hope you find something that inspires you to get sewing, knitting, crafting and creating.

For more information or to book a class please visit 

Contact us:

Telephone 07786 405213

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