Cambridge Sewing & Dressmaking

Welcome to Cambridge Sewing

Cambridge Sewing Studio
Coles Lane, Oakington, Cambridge.


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.



Absolute beginner Sewing, 4 week evening course
Level 1

Cambridge Sewing Studio, Oakington. Cambridge.  £80.00 per person.
£30.00 deposit required to secure your place

Wednesday evening October 25th November 1st,8th,15th 7pm-9pm.
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 makeup/wash bag with a zip, 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. 

(For more details please look on our class information page)

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

£20.00 deposit required to secure your place.

Saturday October 22nd 10am-2pm FULL
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.


The Peony Dress dressmaking 6 week evening course.
Cambridge Sewing Studio, Oakington. Cambridge  £120.00 per person.
£50.00 deposit required to secure your place.

Thursday Oct 12th, 19th, 26th Nov 2nd, 9th, 16th  TWO SPACES LEFT
Confident beginner, sewing machine experience required.

This elegant bateau neck sheath dress is simple to sew, with added interest from a fully removable cummerbund style belt which can be made in a matching or contrasting fabric, closing with a single/double button in back. Version 1 has 3/4 length sleeves, a contrasting belt, and in seam pockets.
This dress skirt and sleeve length can be altered if desired, you will be shown how to do this along with all other pattern alterations.

(For more details please look on our class information page)


Crochet Course, level 1 absolute beginner, 'Vintage Granny squares' 2 week Saturday course
Cambridge Sewing Studio, Coles lane, Oakington, Cambridge (4 miles from Cambridge Town centre).

10am-4pm Saturday 28th October and 4th november FOUR SPACES LEFT
Intrductory off £100 per person (usually £120) £40 deposit required on booking.
We love showing people the joy of learning to crochet and you will be crocheting within the first hour of the course.  No crochet skills required, right or left handed students.
What you will learn:
Hooks & Yarn and how to hold them, how to start - Foundation chain, how to crochet - Double crochet, half double crochet, treble crochet, Basic crochet terminology, basic Granny square, using multiple colours to your Granny Square, Popcorn, bobble stitches, Increasing/Decreasing stitches, more complex Granny squares mixing up all stitches learnt.  Depending  the class pace we may be able to get onto:
Joining Granny squares - Border for blanket.



Confident Beginner level 2 sewing, 2 week course.
Start your handmade gifts ready for xmas

Cambridge Sewing Studio, Coles Lane, Oakington. Cambridge
Saturday 11th and 18th November 10am-2pm THREE SPACES LEFT
£80 per person, £30 deposit required.
Skill level - You can use your sewing machine with confidence

All patterns and a cushion insert pad are included.
Make a scatter cushion with piping and a zip, make  Faux leather washbag, lined and with a zip, make a wrist pin cushion.  Your patterns are to take home  for you to make lots more, handmade gifts for your family and friends.

For more information on this course please go to the class information page.


The Coatigan, 2 week Sunday dressmaking course
Cambridge Sewing Studio, Oakington. Cambridge  £80.00 per person.
£30.00 deposit required to secure your place.
November 12th and 19th 10am-2pm 
Confident sewing machine experience required.
Winters wardrobe must have is a woolen Coatigan, its a warm but light weight throw-on to get you in the mood for those chilly days.
You will learn how to take your body measurements properly, cut out your pattern in the right size, adjust pattern if needed, pin and cut out your fabric, attach pockets attach sleeves, sew seams,  hemming facings or binding.

Bespoke made to measure Classy Casual Coat
Dressmaking 2 week Saturday course
10am-2pm Saturday 25th November and 2nd December FULL
10am-2pm Sunday 26th November and 3rd December FOUR SPACES LEFT
Cambridge Sewing studio, Oakington, Cambridge.
£90.00 per person, £40.00 deposit required.

Winters wardrobe must have is a Classy casual coat, 3/4 length sleeves, curved hem line, crossover front detail, its a warm but light weight throw-on to get you in the mood for those chilly days.
Once you have booked your place Body and height measurements are required(details will be sent to you), your made to measure pattern will be ready for you in class one, your pattern will be yours to take home after the course has finished for you to make lots more, you will be surprised how many different looks you can achieve using different fabrics. The pattern making costs are within the £90 fee.

You will pin and cut out your fabric correctly, attach pockets, attach sleeves, darts, facings, bound seams and hemming using your machine blind hem stitch.




Courses coming up.

October - The Peony dress Evening course
October/Nov - Absolute Beginner sewing level 1 evening course
October - Level 1 Beginner crochet evening course

October - Level 1 Beginner Quilting
Oct/Nov - Level 1 crochet saturday workshop
October/Nov - Level 2 quilting, a lap/baby quit.
November - Confident beginner sewing Level 2, Sat Course.
November - The coatigan, confident beginner dressmaking level 2.
November - Classy casual coat- made to measure Level 3

Dec - The little black dress.
November/Dec - Level 1 beginner knitting.
December - Xmas 3D Tree Sewing
December - Xmas fabric wreath.

December - Xmas crochet
December - Xmas advent calender.
December - Xmas knitting


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