Birmingham School of Sewing Remembers teaching Absolute Beginners Courses


It was such fun teaching absolute beginners and students who wanted a refresher sewing course.  I am so happy that we welcomed many more men this year.  Happy sewing everyone with your new skills.

Organise a Hen Party or a Craft Party in Birmingham : Feather Masks

Do you have a Hen Party to organise, or perhaps a craft party as an excuse to get together with friends.   Then look no further.   For a Hen Party full of fun, laugter and crafts come to Birmingham School of Sewing. You will find  a wide range of activities both sewing and none sewing crafts.     Click here for more detailed information

Hen Parties : Jewellery Making : Birmingham School of Sewing and Crafts

Birmingham School of Sewing and crafts remembers 2016 and Fawn’s Jewellery Making Party.  Everyone enjoyed making their bracelets/earrings/necklaces and we converted some of the Hens to future Jewellery Makers


Cold Shoulder Tops and Sewing Courses



Stretch Top Sewing Course

Cold Shoulder Tops are still some of the most fashionable shops of the season.  Why not learn how to make your own at Birmingham School of Sewing.

On this course you will learn how to sew with stretch fabrics.     You will be taught how to sew the fabric using only a sewing machine.  You will also be given the opportunity to use an overlocker.    You will learn how to sew seams and hems whilst making a fashionable cold shoulder top for yourself.    If you don’t like the cold shoulder effect, no problem, you can make your top with closed seams.        You will be given the pattern to take away with you so that you can make up more after you have completed the course.   You will leave with the knowledge and confidence to make other top.  You will also take away the top you have made.

All equipment, materials and fabric for the top included.  (Pattern sizes available : Small 8-10, Medium 10-12, Large 14-16  and Ex Large 18-20)

For further information please click the link : Dressmaking : Sewing with Stretch Fabrics : Top : 6.30pm-9.45pm : Thursday 9th February 2017

Craft Hen Parties in Birmingham – Hen Parties with a difference

Some wonderful memories, great fun, eating, drinking, and learning took place over the year at Crafty Hen Parties at Birmingham School of Sewing. Click the link to  find out more out more about Crafty Hen Parties at Birmingham School of Sewing


2016 was a great year for learning to sew lingerie courses at Birmingham School of Sewing

Some wonderful memories, great fun and amazing learning took place over the year at our Bra making and Lingerie sewing courses.  To see courses available during 2017 please click the link  Bra Making and Lingerie Sewing Courses at Birmingham School of Sewing

Pattern Cutting Course in Birmingham


Intensive 5 day  pattern cutting course for beginners Birmingham

The 5 day intensive Pattern Cutting Course continues with its popularity at Birmingham School of Sewing.  The  30th January is now full.

The next course starts on Monday 3rd April, however this is only one place left. Book quickly is you would like to attend.  You can book and pay online or alternatively contact: and arrange to by by installments.  Student number are kept low, a maximum of 4 students,  in order that you can receive more individual tuition from the tutor.


For more detailed information of the course click the link  5 day intensive Pattern Cutting Course

Learn to sew applique and to make a cushion sewing course

Have you made a new year’s resolution to get creative this year.  Then take a look at our courses.  Our latest course is learning how to sew applique and how to make an envelope cushion.    Go on take a look, a word of warning however, once you start sewing it is addictive.

Learn to make beautiful lingerie : bras, knickers, suspenders, camisole tops course at Birmingham School of Sewing

3 day lingerie testimonial  Anna

On this 3 day course you will learn the following all you need to know to make beautiful lingerie:

Making a bra is not as difficult as you might imagine. If you can stitch neat accurate seams you are half way there. During this course you will learn how to stitch using stretch materials such as power net, how  to apply elastic and lace edging, making bra cups, making bra straps with rings and sliders, how to insert underwires. You will make a complete bra.   You will leave with your finished sample bra to use as a reference for future projects when you make bras in different sizes.

Have you ever thought about making your own knickers?  Come along to this course and you will learn how to make knickers.  You will learn how to apply lingerie elastics onto lingerie fabrics and laces and discover how quick and easy it is to make you own.  You will leave with the pair of knickers or thongs you have made and the knowledge to make lots more.

Suspender Belts are the finishing touch to your sexy lingerie set.  On this course your will use lingerie fabrics, laces, lingerie elastics and learn everything you need to know to make a suspender belt.

Camisole tops are a lovely addition to a matching set of lingerie and can be worn under sheer tops or as an extra layer in winter.  Camisole tops are now extremely fashionable worn as outer garments. You will learn how to work with fabrics cut on the bias.  How to stitch a variety of lace edgings and lace insertions in a variety of fabrics.  You will make a camisole top.

An intensive session where you will learn about fabrics suitable to make lingerie and learn how to make a variety of suitable seams and hems used for these different fabrics. You will discover how to apply lingerie laces and lace edgings, lace insertions, lace applique and discover how to make shoe string straps. You will make a wide variety of samples on the day to use for reference when making your own lingerie.  You will be able to use your new found skills to add lace to dresses, skirts and general dressmaking projects which is very fashionable right now.

This course is suitable for beginners who can use a sewing machine and sew an accurate seam and for more experienced dressmakers wishing to learn how to make specialist lingerie.

All equipment, materials and fittings included

Time: 10am-4pm each day
Date: Monday 14th November 2017
Cost: £320

Maximum 6 places

Learn how to make an easy teddy bear in Birmingham


Come along and learn how to make a teddy bear on Wednesday 12th October 2016. This is a 3 hour  evening session for you to make a teddy bear.  Ideal as a Christmas gift, or make one for yourself.  Once you have learned how to make one you will want to make lots.  Only 3 places available.  Click here for additional information