Join a Sewing Class with Camille
It's time to get sewing something Spring time 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.
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!
If you're still not sure what kind of class you need, just get in touch and we can figure it out together.
Complete Beginner? Start here!
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.
A dip dive into sewing machine skills that will convert you into someone who sews in just one day.
Want to start sewing your own clothes?
24th and 25th June
Learn how to use a sewing pattern and start sewing your own clothes
1 & 2-day Courses
23rd of April
An in-depth course on using the overlocker wether you are looking to start or wanting to get more out of it
4th of June
Learn about the art and joy of natural dying using locally sourced dyestuffs with the author of Grow, Cook, Dye, Wear Bella Gonshorovitz.
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.
20th & 21st May
A whole weekend to dedicate to your project, with expertise in the room and excellent company to boot!
Pick Your Own Hours
Need some ongoing support and accountability?
The pass is your ticket to a season of sewing.
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...
"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"
"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."