Cambridge Sewing & Dressmaking

Welcome to Cambridge Sewing


Cambridge Sewing Studio
Coles Lane, Oakington, Cambridge

(4 miles from Cambridge Town Centre).

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.



Sewing Clinic and Social Sewing

New date coming soon

The Next Social Sew and clinic

10am-12pm - To book a place please go to the book a class/course page or for more information please go to the class information page, £10 per hour, payment is due on the day.



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-3pm, 2 x week course, March 18th and 25th  THREE SPACES

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. 

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



Level 1 Dressmaking

Beginners Dressmaking, Level 1
The A-line wrap around skirt

Cambridge Sewing Studio, Coles lane, Oakington, Cambridge.
£120.00 per person, £50.00 deposit to secure your place.

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.
Learn how to take your correct body measurements,  follow a pattern, adjust your pattern to fit your body, Cut your fabric correctly, finishing seams, add pockets, attaching a waistband with a tie, hems and much more.
At the end of your course you will have your Lovely bespoke skirt to show off  handmade by you!



Mothers Day Bespoke Applique picture

Mother’s day gift Handmade by you.
Bespoke, applique, free motion framed picture.

Cambridge sewing studio, Oakington, Cambridge.
Saturday 10am-3pm March 3rd

£55.00 per person, £20.00 deposit required to secure your place.
Beautiful designs to choose from, applique, free motion and picture framing.
Fabrics and picture frame (size 30cm x 30cm) supplied.
A beautiful and special signed personal gift for your Mum handmade by you.

Skill Level - You must be able to use a sewing machine with confidence. 

No applique experience required.
Learn the art of applique and free motion machine embroidery, at the end of your class you will take home a stunning unique framed picture for your mum to treasure for years to come.


Easter baskets

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Quilted Easter basket evening class
Cambridge sewing studio, Oakington, Cambridge.
Tuesday 6.30-9.30pm March 27th
£30.00 per person £10 deposit required to secure your place.

Come and learn how to make a fabric Easter basket in fabrics of your choice. You will learn how to quilt your fabric onto wadding, make handles, construct the basket, attach the lining and finish off with a professional binding. You will be taking home a finished basket at the end of the class ready for Easter.
Skill Level - You should already know how to thread and use a sewing machine.



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.




Level 2 Sewing

Confident Beginner level 2 sewing, 2 week course.
handmade gifts made

Cambridge Sewing Studio, Coles Lane, Oakington. Cambridge
Saturday 10am-2pm March 17th and 24th FOUR SPACES
£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 enclosure, 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.



Level 2 Dressmaking

The must have Dress 3 week course.
Cambridge Sewing Studio, Oakington. Cambridge  £120.00 per person.
£50.00 deposit required to secure your place.

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)



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

Cambridge Sewing studio, Oakington, Cambridge.
Thursday 7pm-9pm  February 8th, 15th, 22nd March 1st 8th 22nd.
£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.

French Braide quilted Table Runner
French braide quilted table runner 2 week course
Cambridge sewing studio, Oakington, Cambridge
Saturday course 7th and 14th April 10am-2pm THREE SPACES
£80 per person £30 deposit required.
A beautiful centre piece for any table, a topper for a hall table or a bookcase. An easy construction to put together with strips and squares and the beauty is, it can be adjusted to any finished length required. 12” wide by 54” long.table runner course coming soon.
Skill Level - You must be confident with your sewing machine, a beginner patchwork quilting class experience would be ideal.

Level 3 Dressmaking

Bespoke made to measure Classic Casual Coat
Dressmaking 2 week Saturday course
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.




Curtain Day

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

£10.00 deposit required to secure your place.

Saturday 10am-2pm March 10th.

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.




Upcoming Courses/classes/Workshops

January - Level 1 dressmaking intro to skirt making.
January - Level 1 Sewing
January - level 1 and 2 Quilting
January - Level 1 beginner quilting
January - level 2 Crochet
February - Level 1 beginner dressmaking
February - Level 1 Beginner sewing.
February - Level 1 Beginner quilting
February - Level 2 quilting
March - Applique/free motion embroidered Picture and framing.
March - Level 2 sewing, Confident beginner
March - Quilted easter baskets
April - Beginner free motion machine embroidery.
April - Quilted French braide table runner.

April - Level 2 dressmaking - Summer dress
May - Intermediate 'Quilt as you go' bed runner.
May - Summer crafts


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