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Join a Sewing Class with Camille

It's time to get sewing something autumn and winter ready at a Thimble Studios sewing class in West Wales! Camille is a qualified dressmaker with years of industry experience to help guide you through the process, no matter what skill level you are!

Choosing Your Sewing Class 

Here at Thimble Studios in West Wales, there is a range of sewing classes for you to choose from each term; from a complete beginner to seasoned sewists, there's a sewing class for you.

The levels are here as a rough guide for your ability, but no matter what you can expect a warm welcome, inclusive teaching and lots of one-to-one support in all our sewing classes.

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  • You have never used a sewing machine

  • You dabbled but don't feel in control

  • You need a refresher 

You need to come to my

beginners sewing class before you go any further in your sewing journey

And  then you'll be on your way!

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  • Could also be called a Rusty Returner

  • You can thread a sewing machine

  • You are curious about different skills 

In these classes, you will be introduced to a new area of your craft.

Expect clear step-by-step teaching, a gentle learning pace and building on acquired skills.   

 

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  • You have made a garment before 

  • You can cut a pattern out. 

  • You want to improve your skills

On these courses, you might be asked to do some prep at home and I, therefore, assume you have acquired skills such as choosing your size and cutting your fabric. 

Some of the classes offered are suitable to all levels.

If you're still not sure what kind of class you need, just get in touch and we can figure it out together.

Weekly Classes

Weekly Classes

If you're local to Newcastle Emlyn, West Wales our weekly sewing classes might be just right for you whether you're just learning to sew or are further on with your skills!

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from 11th October

Over 6 weeks, you can bring any project you like to get some dedicated sewing time to yourself in the sewing studio without any interruptions from life.

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from 10th October

Over the course of 6 weeks, take your sewing skills from zero to zips, with buttons and seams along the way. Ideal if you are local to the West Wales area.

Complete Beginner

Complete Beginner? Start here!

Our Beginners sewing classes are the place to begin if you've never used a sewing machine before, or it's been a long time and you'd like a refresher.

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18th November

The Beginners Sewing class is a one day class where we discuss how a machine works in the morning and make a drawstring bag to end.

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from 10th October

Over the course of 6 weeks, take your sewing skills from zero to zips, with buttons and seams along the way. Ideal if you are local to the West Wales area.

The beginner dressmaking series is suitable for the total novice or the returning sewist. 

Every term a new pattern is chosen to make in this class, so you can discover or revisit dressmaking fundamentals and walk out with a new garment each time. We try to cover different techniques with every pattern, so your sewing skillset is always expanding no matter how many times you join us.

Begin Sewing Your Own Clothes

Garment Explorer
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14th & 15th October

Suitable for men or women, join us in the sewing studio to make a top or t-shirt in our relaxing weekend sewing class

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19th November

Join the fabric masterclass to help you understand & choose the right fabrics for dressmaking and other projects.

Expand Your Sewing Skills

Seasoned Sewist

Expand your sewing skills with a varied selection of classes for the seasoned sewist from the sewing studio in Newcastle Emlyn. From copying your favourite store bought item of clothing, to getting seamless with an overlocker and the perfect fit on your body, there's something for everyone in this season of sewing classes.

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11th & 12th November

We all have a favourite ready-to-wear garment that we wish we could recreate, and with this sewing class you can!

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25th & 26th November

Learn the process of fitting to your own measurements so you can get your ideal fit every time.

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Conquer your fear of the overlocker by learning the basics of this not so complicated machine.

7th October

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Advance your basic overlocker skills with expert guidance and ensure that you're using your machine to it's full potential.

8th October

All Levels

Sew Your Own Projects

Do you have a project you've become a bit stuck with? Maybe one you'd would like to get some help with? Our open-sew offering is an excellent blend of expertise knowledge and a bit of tuition, all while achieving your own projects.

All levels are welcome, but knowing how to thread and operate a sewing machine is preferred.

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21st & 22nd October

Pick your project and bring it along to our sew your own weekend, where life interruptions are minimal and help is on hand.

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from 11th October

Over 6 weeks, you can bring any project you like to get some dedicated sewing time to yourself in the sewing studio.

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Treat yourself to 10 hours of uninterrupted sewing time in our West Wales sewing studio.

Still can't find what you're looking for?
I offer private tuition online or in my studio.

  • Let's put our heads together, and have you leave feeling empowered in ...


  • 4 hours of expert advice on hand from my West Wales sewing studio


  • A full day of sewing, fitting, or whatever your sewing heart desires.


Or send me a message

I'll be in touch soon

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A Lovely Place to Sew

I'm a bit in love with our West Wales sewing studio. And I know I'm kind of biased so here's some things that previous students have loved about the it...

 

  • it's a bright, airy space

  • the high cutting tables (goodbye sore backs!)

  • long individual working benches, which bring a whole new meaning to personal space - no knocking elbows around this studio!

  • a shared overlocker, which is always threaded

 

And really the best part about coming to our dedicated dressmaking studio is that everything is on hand; from endless cups of tea to a fully stocked haberdashery.  Everything you need to get you through your project is here.

Still don't believe me? Here's some direct quotes...

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"Camille is a genuinely lovely person who goes all out to ensure everyone gets support and direction to achieve their sewing aims .... her jolly outlook is contagious"

- Linda

- Deirdre

"I love the in-person teaching. I love the camaraderie of the group, having a whole, uninterrupted session to work through each stage and of course, having Camille right there."

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