Sewing & Textile Courses Coming to Houghton Regis


Sew... we have two Beginners sewing classes in Houghton Regis starting on Monday 23rd September evening classes 7-9pm and Thursday afternoon classes 26th September 1-3pm. Each class has 10 weekly sessions.

The aim of the courses is to take you through the workings of your sewing machine. We will show you everything from how to thread your machine to maintain it. Each week I will take you through a project that will make the use of different functions of your machine helping you build confidence. I will show you hand sewing and mending and you will learn differences in materials and threads for different sewing jobs, zips and buttons by the later end of the course basic patterns.

We have two available bank sewing machines which can be used so you can Join the course and find out how to use a machine before you buy one. However, this is a first-come basis.
Courses are £120 and places are booked with a £20 deposit remaining amount paid at the first class. There are 12 places per class.


Sew... On Saturday 28th September in Houghton Regis we are running a Young Adults (12 - 18 ) Beginners sewing class. The Course is 10 weeks long and we will be covering beginners sewing both using the machine and hand sewing. We will take you through every aspect of the machine how to set up and basic sewing.

We will have different projects we work through using basic quilting and embroidery techniques using your sewing machine and hand sewing.

The course is £120 for the ten weeks and a £20  deposit is payable to confirm a place.


"Sew... We have an Advanced Sewing Class starting at the Sandringham Drive Hub In Houghton Regis on Friday Afternoons from 1pm - 3pm. The course will start on 27th September and will run for 10 weeks.

This course picks up where our beginner's course ends. We will take you through pattern cutting and dressmaking. We will look at quilt patterns and work through different projects that will stretch your skills. You will also have the time to work independently on your chosen project which we will be here to advise and offer help when you need it.

The course is £120 for the full 10 weeks, this includes the use of equipment and class workshops. A £ 20 deposit is required along with a booking form to secure your place.


Sew... We have a Creative Textile Course starting on a Wednesday evening from 7-9pm at the Sandringham Hub in Houghton Regis. The Course is 10 weeks and begins on Wednesday 25th September.

The course takes you on a creative journey through a series of workshops covering Applique, Reverse Applique, Embroidery, Image transfer onto fabric, working from Photographs and Embellishment among many other things.
The course will enable you to work either independently or as a group producing an art Textile piece of work.

The course is £120 for 10 weeks this covers all workshops within the course. A deposit of £20    is required along with a booking form to secure a place.


Sew... starting on Tuesday 24th September in Houghton Regis we are running a 10 week Home Economics course.. this is taking the way we remember Home Economics and turning it on its head.

Over the 10 weeks we will cover..

  • Cookery ( Meals and Baking ), 
  • Weekly Meal Planning, 
  • Can you sew a button on? 
  • Basic sewing, House Keeping, 
  • Shopping (On a budget), 
  • Using your freezer, 
  • Ironing, 
  • How our grandparents used to live and Our Green future. 

Classes will include weekly demos and practical sessions...perfect for people starting out on their own, new couples, or just for fun.😊

Courses are £120 for 10 weeks (£12 per 2-hour session), which covers all materials used. A £20 deposit is required when booking and remaining balance payable at the first session.

All classes at The Sandringham Hub, Sandringham Drive, Houghton Regis.
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