Workshop FAQs


We've answered some of the most common questions we get asked about workshops here. If you can't find what you're looking for, drop us an email at

Where are the workshops held? 

All workshops are held at our shop just around the corner from Broadway Market, London Fields. We have a dedicated workshop room at the back of the shop, perfect for sewing in peace but from where you can still see the hustle and bustle of the fabric shop. We're about a 15 minute walk from Bethnal Green tube station and 10 minutes from London Fields Overground station. Our full address is 32 Bocking Street, E8 3FP. 

Do I need my own sewing machine? 

Our studio is fully equipped with PFAFF sewing and overlocking machines. We use the Quilt Ambition 635s, Admire 1000 overlockers and Coverlock 3.0. If you would prefer to bring your own machine that's absolutely fine too.  

How big are the classes? 

Depending on the activity, class sizes range from 6-12 people. 

Do I need to bring anything along to the workshops? 

Please check each individual listing for what you need to bring along. We'll send you an email in plenty of time before the class too, detailing what, if anything, you need to bring and any information (like measurements) we need from you.

Are your workshops easily accessible? 

Our workshops are fully accessible. We are on the ground floor with no steps and have an accessible toilet. If you have accessibility needs that you would like to discuss please drop us an email at 

Can you recommend anywhere to stay nearby?

The hotel Mama Shelter is just a few minutes' walk away and is a perfect spot for exploring the area. There is also a Travelodge just 15 minutes' walk away or a Premier Inn in Dalston 20 minutes away which are good budget options. 

Are the workshops ok for children?

Most of our workshops are suitable for children, but anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult attending the workshop. 

Can I cancel a workshop? 

Unfortunately our workshop spaces are non-refundable. Up to a month before the class we will offer you an exchange to another date. If we can find a replacement for your spot you will receive a full refund.  

Will Hannah's dog Twigs be at workshops?

Generally, no, as Hannah no longer teaches our classes. They might drop in to the studio so if you'd rather not see her please just let us know. She is half greyhound, very friendly and very lazy. You can see a picture of her here.

Can I buy fabric at the workshops?

Yes! You can browse and shop our range of ex-designer, deadstock fabric in the classes. You also receive a 10% fabric discount if you're attending a class.

Can I book a private class? 

We can run most of our classes as private lessons if you'd prefer. Drop us an email for prices and more info - We can also arrange private tuition for any other kind of sewing project you'd like, including beginner classes.

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