Cambridge Sewing & Dressmaking

Welcome to Cambridge Sewing


Thank you very much for all your custom and support during 2018.


Cambridge Sewing Studio
Coles Lane, Oakington, Cambridge

(4 miles from Cambridge Town Centre).

Adult Sewing classes


Has your sewing machine been gathering dust? Are you having problems setting up your machine?
Grow your confidence and learn to sew in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.
The Best advice for sewing is to relax and enjoy the process of creating something made by you just for you.

Sewing and dressmaking courses/classes
Beginners to Advanced
The studio is located in the Cambridge village of Oakington.
 Fabulous opportunity to work in a purposely designed and fully equipped  studio
Small class sizes - six per class
Lots of individual help and support
Friendly and relaxed atmosphere
Come and join, I love to help you get creative…..


Upcoming Courses and dates:

Please contact us on our contact page or call 07551 436 383 with any questions. 

To book and secure your place on one of our courses please call Tamsin 07551 436383/01223 234447

To book a place online please  go direct to our course/classes bookings page.

Please book early to avoid disappointment.


What's New for 2019?

Fabulous Hen Parties @ Cambridge Sewing!

The Perfect group activity – Make a Kimono dressing gown

Bride to be, are you looking for something different for your hen Party?

For more information please take a look on our Hen Parties information page.





Bespoke Tote handbag class

Bespoke Handbag.
Cambridge Sewing Studio, Oakington, Cambridge.
Saturday 10am-3pm 26th January 2019

£50.00 per person, £20.00 deposit required to secure your place.
Skill level – You will be able to use your sewing machine with confidence or you will have completed our Level 1 beginner sewing course.

A beautifully spacious tweed tote Handbag with square corners and two shoulder straps which fit comfortably under or over the arm.

A practical yet stylish size - Adorned with a self-covering button, a quirky asymmetric flap is secured with a buttonhole, lined with fusible wadding to give the bag structure and fully lined inside with complementary fabrics, internal mobile phone  and car keys lined pockets are a must,  35cm (reducing to 22cm at the base).  Handmade by you to make a beautiful gift, if you can bear to give it away!



Make a unique scraf in an hour and a half

Make a scarf in an hour and a half!
Cambridge Sewing studio, Oakington, Cambridge.
£25.00 per person, £10.00 deposit required to secure your place.

Sunday 17th Febuary 10am-12pm

Make your scarf in an hour and a half, button hole master class half an hour.

Make for yourself or fabulous  prezzie’s for those that already have everything!  What they don’t have is a bespoke, unique scarf handmade by you. 
Male or Female versions available.
You learn how to make your fully lined scarf with buttons, you will have a masterclass on button holes, you will gain the knowledge to make lots more at home for Christmas. 
Skill Level – You will be confident with a sewing machine or you will have completed our Level 1 absolute beginner sewing course.

You will take home one finished scarf, your scarf pattern and instructions.



Social Sewing and clinic


The Next Social Sew and clinic

Wednesday evening 30th January 6pm-8pm

To book a place please email me or call or text 07551 436383

£7.50 per hour, payment is due in class

A sewing group for you to come along, with your own projects and sew whilst chatting and enjoying a cuppa. You get to talk about sewing (and any other lovely stuff) with other creative people, share ideas, learn from, inspire and motivate each other.

 Bring anything you are working on, especially unfinished projects, or something new to begin Tamsin is here to help with a  particular problem you would like help or advice on.




level 1 sewing

Absolute beginner Sewing, Level 1
Cambridge Sewing Studio, Oakington. Cambridge. 

£90.00  per person £40.00 deposit required to secure your place

Sunday 10am-2/3pm 13th  and 20th January 2019 (2 week course) SORRY FULLY BOOKED.
Thursday 6.30-8.30pm  17th,24th21st January and 7th Feb (4 week course) 

Sunday 24th February  and 10th March (2 week course, miss a week due to Cambridge Marathon). THREE SPACES

Are you looking for a new hobby?  Wind down after a hectic week, learning to sew , it is relaxing and  very rewarding!  This is our best selling course.

The absolute beginner class is a path onto all sorts of different exciting sewing/dressmaking or crafting projects, we love to show you the basics, take home  your finished projects you are sure to be very proud of.

Skill Level - No Sewing machine, fabric or pattern cutting experience needed.
Setting up your  sewing machine, learn all the basic stitches, reverse, using a pattern make an envelope cushion (cushion pad is included in class) Make a reversible Tote bag, introduction to dressmaking, make PJ shorts. 

All patterns are provided in class and you can take them away to make lots more at home, handmade gifts for your family and friends.

You can borrow a sewing machine(if you do not own one yet) at no extra costs.
(For more details please look on our class information page)



Level 2 Sewing

Brand new course for 2019 'How exciting'

level 2, confident beginner sewing
Add zips and button holes to your sewing journey

Cambridge Sewing Studio, Coles Lane, Oakington. Cambridge

Saturday March 9th and 16th 10am-3pm SIX SPACES

£100 per person, £40 deposit required.

Sewing machines are available to borrow free of charge.
Skill level - This course is for beginners who have a few sewing projects behind them, you can thread and use a sewing machine with confidence or you will have completed our level 1 beginner sewing course.
All patterns are included in each class, you can take them home to keep to complete more homemade wonderful gifts for others, spread your sewing love around!
You will learn a huge amount of skill during this course, you wil be making a Car gear stick tidy, A Tote handbag with a zip and buttonholes, a zipped makeup bag.
For more details on this course please take a look at the Level 2 sewing course information page from the drop down menu above.  Thank you x





Level 1 Dressmaking

Beginner Dressmaking, Level 1
The Tunic Dress

Cambridge Sewing Studio, Coles lane, Oakington, Cambridge.
 £90.00  per person £40.00  deposit to secure your place.

Sunday 10am-3pm January 27th and Feb 3rd. SORRY FULLY BOOKED

Saturday 10am-3pm February 23rd and March 2nd TWO SPACES

An excellent progression  from level 1 beginner sewing
You must be able to thread and use your machine with confidence, pin and cut fabric.

NO Dressmaking experience required.
Stevie has a modern, boxy fit, with round neckline and kimono sleeves, closing at the back with pretty ties or button loop. This dress can be shortened or lengthened to suit, above-the-knee, on-the-knee, below-the-knee, with optional turn-up cuffs and patch pocket. Throw it on with a statement necklace and you're good to go!
At the end of your course you will have your Lovely bespoke Tunic dress to show off  handmade by you!
Depending on the class pace the last week may run past 2pm at no extra cost.




Level 2 Dressmaking

The Ultimate pinafore dress
Level 2 dressmaking

Cambridge Sewing Studio, Oakington. Cambridge  £100.00 per person.
£40.00  deposit required to secure your place.

2 x week course, Saturday 10-3pm, 2nd and 9th February SORRY FULLY BOOKED
2x week course, Wednesday 10-3pm 13th and 20th February THREE SPACES

One of our most popular patterns, oh so comfortable to wear. Make it dungaree-style with buckles or as a pinafore with buttons, with mini- or knee-length hem, optional centre front split, choice of patch pockets and contrast topstitching.
Skill Level – Confident beginner dressmaker, You will have completed our Level 1 dressmaking course OR you will have a simple dressmaking project behind you.






Level 1 beginner free motion embroidery

Introduction to Free motion sewing machine embroidery beginner Level 1
Cambridge sewing Studio, Coles Lane, Oakington, Cambridge.

Wednesday 6pm-9pm January 23rd  FOUR SPACES

£30.00  per person, £10 deposit required.
The joys of free motion embroidery,  machine stitching with your feed dogs down and an embroidery/darning foot on means exactly that FREE to be as creative as you dare.

You can use you normal domestic sewing machine, no special fancy machines needed.

Skill level - You must be able to thread and use a sewing machine,  NO free motion embroidery experience needed.
Experimenting is exciting, drawing with stitch takes practice and takes a little courage for first timers. Start with a blank piece of fabric and doodle; continuous lines, swirls, circles, curves, zig zags, this will loosen you up, then move onto a picture creation. 


Valentine's card and heart bag sewing class

Cambridge Sewing Studio, Oakington, Cambridge.
Free motion machine embroidered card and a peek- a- boo heart shaped drawstring bag, ready to fill with chocolates.

Sunday February 10th 10am-3pm SIX SPACES
£50.00 per person, £20 deposit required to secure your place


Valentine's Day is such a fun day. I love red hearts and chocolate...and I especially love having a reason to give homemade sassy gifts to my loved ones.

Skill level – You must be able to thread and use your machine with confidence or you will have taken our level 1, beginner sewing course.

 These draw string bags have a fun PVC heart-shaped peek-a-boo window that gives a glimpse of the treats inside. They are fun to make and are perfect for Valentine's Day, Weddings, Birthdays, or anytime you need a little gift for a friend. You could also make a couple for yourself! They're great for storing jewellery or little trinkets and you'll always be able to see what's inside the bag.

Free motion/applique machine embroidered handmade valentine cards, learn the art of  drawing with your machine, learn how to free motion embroidery with your sewing machine, make a gorgeous valentines card with envelope.


Make friends with your overlocker

Get to know your overlocker
£50.00 per person £20.00 deposit required.

Saturday 16th February 10am-3pm FOUR SPACES

Beginner overlocking, master the overlocker whilst, making a versatile T-shirt.

You will learn:
To thread your overlocker properly, change your cottons, explanation of all the dials, finishing off, reversing, hemming, 1 and 2 needle methods.

You will take home a finished overlocked T-Shirt.

Skill level - You will have a few simple dressmaking project behind you.  You will need to bring your own overlocker machine, no overlocking experience needed.

For more details please click on the image above.



Level 1 Quilting

Level 1 beginner quilting 'A Patchwork quilted cushion'

New dates coming soon

Cambridge Sewing Studio, Coles lane, Oakington, Cambridge.
£50 per person, £20 deposit required on booking.

Would you love to learn the art of quilting?  Making the quilted patchwork envelope cushion cover during the workshop allows you to learn all of the stages and skills required to turn patchwork into a quilt while working on a more manageable project. You can then use the skills learned to make a full sized quilt, we would love you to join our level 2 quilting course.
You will learn:

How to arrange your fabric squares and design your cushion front.
How to stitch your patchwork together, then back it with wadding.
How to quilt using straight stitch and stitch in the ditch
How to cut out your cushion backs, binding and labelling, sew your cushion together.

Skill level -You should already know how to thread and use a sewing machine.  No patch work or quilting experience required.




Level 3 dressmaking, the jacket.

The Jacket - NEW COURSE
Dressmaking Level 3
New dates coming soon.

Cambridge Sewing studio, Oakington, Cambridge.
£120.00  £100.00 per person, £40.00 deposit required.

Skill Level - You will be confident with your sewing machine, you will have a basic dressmaking project behind you or you have completed our level 1 dressmaking course.
Winters wardrobe must have is a Classy casual coat, full length sleeves, waterfall front, it is a warm but light weight throw-on to get you in the mood for those chilly days.
You will be surprised how many different looks you can achieve using different fabrics.

You will pin and cut out your fabric correctly, attach pockets, attach sleeves, Learnhow to bind your front edge, seams and hemming using your machine blind hem stitch.




Get to grips with zips

Saturday sewing - Get to grips with zips.
New dates coming soon

Cambridge sewing studio, Coles lane, Oakington, Cambridge.

£25,00  a deposit of £10.00 is required.

Do you get stumped on what zip to put in and how?
In this class you will learn how to sew in 3 different types of zips, how to sew them in neatly.

Inserting a Standard zip, Lapped zip, an invisible zip, Shortening your zips.



Level 2 Quilting
A Lap Quilt or a Baby Quilt Level 2 Quilting.
6 week evening course

Cambridge Sewing studio, Oakington, Cambridge.
£120 per person, £50 deposit required on booking your place
You will learn: Layout and fabric choice, Piecing, adding a border, stitch in the ditch, basic information to free-motion quilting, squaring up and sewing the border, binding, labelling, finishing the quilt.
Skill Level - You will need to be confident with your sewing machine and have a few basic sewing projects behind you.

Curtain Day

Curtains Workshop
Cambridge Sewing Studio, Oakington. Cambridge. 
£40.00 per person.

£10.00 deposit required to secure your place.


Some sewing machine experience required.
Learn how to make fully lined curtain sample. You will learn how to measure the window correctly, square off the fabric, add the lining  and attach the header tape.You will make a sample  curtain in this class and have instuctions to take away with you.




Level 4 dressmaking, The shirt dress


Make your own stylish shirt dress
Level 4 dressmaking, 3 week course 10-3pm.
Cambridge sewing studio, Oakington, Cambridge.
£120.00 £50.00 deposit required to secure your place


Skill Level – You will be able to use your sewing machine with confidence and have several dressmaking projects behind you or you will have completed our level 2 or 3 dressmaking course.

Rosa has a flattering semi-fitted shape, gently curved princess seams on both front and back. A great feature is the pointed back yoke, which looks stunning highlighted with decorative topstitching or piping.

Wear your Rosa dress for work or play, and let the compliments come flooding in.




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