One-to-one Sewing Workshop

Join us in store and talk to a craft expert for tips and advice on your sewing machine or project!



1 hour Class size 1 on 1     label £15

Join a Hobbycraft Colleague one-to-one and ask any questions you have about your sewing machine! Need help setting up your new machine? Want to learn about how to use certain tools and accessories? Getting stuck on a certain technique? Our craft expert will share tips and advice tailored to you.

This is suitable for beginners looking to get started in sewing, providing the opportunity to get all the answers you need. It’s a great way to get a feel for your sewing machine, troubleshoot any problems you’re having with your current project in an easy, direct way or learn about features you’re not as confident with yet.

During the booking process, you’ll have the opportunity to let your Colleague know what you would like to focus on during the session. They’ll be able to prepare for a personalised workshop that answers all of your questions.

You’re sure to walk away a sewing pro, ready to take your designs to a new level!

Please note that your workshop host will only have access to sewing machines that are currently stocked in Hobbycraft stores.

*Children 12 years and over can book onto this workshop but please note all children under the age of 16 will need parental/guardian supervision for the duration of the workshop. 


Knowledge required
  • Perfect for beginners!

What to bring
  • Details of the sewing machine, technique or project you would like help with
  • Please do not bring your own Sewing Machine, there will be machines provided in store

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Hobbycraft Artisan
Hobbycraft Workshops Team

4.8 (13547)

Our expert Hobbycraft Artisans deliver our online workshops, each Artisan has their craft expertise and will be perfectly placed to help you start a completely new craft or advance your skills.

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Ashley Billane May 2022


Had an amazing one to one sewing lesson today with Catherine. She was so lovely and helpful, answering any questions I had. Felt comfortable and able to learn at my own pace. Can’t wait to start my own projects now thank you to Catherine’s help

Hayley Brown May 2022


Abbie was very helpful, she explained how to use different elements of the machine and showed me some of the features the machine has. Having a session on the Monday owning ment the store wasn't too busy. I have booked another session to learn more new skills

Louise Davies May 2022


Very useful session going over how to thread and use the sewing machine. The instructor was very friendly and knowledgeable and gave me some good tips. Definitely worth the extra to pay for one to one. I was offered tea or coffee, which was nice. The time flew by

Irini Yanny May 2022


Great and patient teacher
Really increased my confidence
Can’t wait to get started on some projects

Sheila Brown May 2022


Ruth was amazing, knowledgable and welcoming. She gave me great skills I took home and put to use immediately. I bought my sewing machine from you and she made me feel confident to use it. The whole experience was great, the staff also helped me find resources to purchase - its a great store with super people. I will book more classes and tell family and friends. Well done. Ruth is a credit to your business as are the other staff.

Amanda Inskip May 2022


Bridgemeir hobby craft is a fantastic venue to have a class my sewing class was fantastic the tutor couldn't do enough for me taught me so much , value for money I got practice material with things on to follow . I'll be doing more

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Susan Dynes May 2022


Julie, my teacher, was great- knowledgeable, experienced and explained things clearly and step by step. She gave me confidence, was friendly and happy to answer all my questions. I came away with a good understanding of how to use a sewing machine and how to sew a make up bag which is what I hoped to achieve from the session.

Helen McKenry May 2022


Fantastic one to one session and was tailored to my needs. The session was well paced and was great to have constructive advice throughout. I have left the session feeling so much more confident and feel I can use my new knowledge going forward with projects. The materials provided were great and I was not expecting to be given practice guided patterns to try at home which were great and boosted my confidence after trying one during our session. Thank you so much for your patience and your time today I was extremely impressed and very grateful.

Richard Tryb May 2022


It was good , the teacher was trying hard. My problem is that I knew very little about using sewing machine and I needed some guidance before the the session to prepare what to ask .

Jo Milnes May 2022


Jen tailored the session to my needs and was very helpful, giving me extra tips along the way. She wasn't phased by me asking very beginner questions. Really enjoyed the session and will be booking another one when I need additional help - well worth the money.

Shirley Wilson May 2022


Thank you Lisa G for a fantastic one to one session which I thoroughly enjoyed. There was never a dull moment The setting was well ventilated and quiet and great choice of fabrics and great value for money It was fun learning how to make button holes and a bag. Your explanations were very clear. I felt at ease asking questions and tapping into your pool of knowledge. Keep smiling. I would definitely recommend. One again, thank you.

Pauline McCauley May 2022


Really liked aileen very relaxed and I loved the class. Got lots of tips as a beginner to using a sewing machine and would recommend this to anyone unsure of using a machine. School was a negative experience.

Mohammed Younos May 2022


My daughter of 10 years met Pam and we had planned for her to learn about zips and how to integrate into bags. What she came out with is not only learning about zips but how to make great toiletries bags and she was over the moon. Pam took her time and taught at a great pace, explained everything and allowed plenty of practice. The equipment, the room and materials were all prepared in advance and really very, very happy with outcome. Super job Pan and HobbyCraft!

Lilian Withers May 2022


Great teaching and allowed me time to practice each element of the lesson for myself. Highly rated as always. Thank you

Joyce Stonebridge May 2022


I've had 2 lessons with Gillian now and both have been really great. She is patient, explains things well, repeats if I don't understand (I'm a novice), has lots of great ideas, tips and tricks of the trade, and is able to answer every question I have. She is obviously hugely experienced and I feel I am benefitting from that. She has encouraged/inspired me to try new things even with my limited experience.

One thing which would help to improve even further is a point for the store to note.

Could the store tell Gillian in advance of the lesson what it is that I am seeking to cover? I did state this in my booking, but the store didn't pass it on until Gillian arrived in store the very day of the lesson, whereas if they told her in advance she would have been able to print off some patterns for me to use which would enhance the lesson even more. Many thanks.

Marcia Hull May 2022


Fun workshop today
Lovely lady called Becky gave me lots of pointers on the Janice 4400
Super sewing machine with lots of useful attachments and stitches
I love hobby craft anyway love it more now
Marcia

One-to-one Sewing Workshop review by Marcia Hull

Urszula Kruk May 2022


Absolutely loved it, this training is very helpful especially for beginners. Will definitely recommend to friends.

Helen Jones May 2022


My class was at the Livingston store with Pauline who was very friendly and patient and explained things very well. I really enjoyed my sewing hour class.
Helen Jones

Sneha Sunny May 2022


Class was really helpful. It was conducted by Annie who is really sweet, helped with all my queries. Would 100% recommend for anyone who would like to get help with their machines .

Sally-Anne Barnes May 2022


Absolutely brilliant session with Suzanne who got me started with quilting. Extremely helpful session. I had all of my questions answered and learnt a lot as well as things I didn’t know I needed. Looking forward to putting everything into practice. I will be booking another session in the future. Thank you.

Verity Worth-Merryweather May 2022


Karen was absolutely fantastic! We will be back for more sessions with her. She explained everything and demonstrated techniques before we had a go. We have learnt so much in an hour! Karen was fantastic. Thank you love Brogan and Verity x

Julie Creighton May 2022


The one to one session was very good. The girl was able to answer my questions and had a good knowledge of sewing and machines to give me some tips.

Angela Bokota May 2022


Knowledgeable teacher. She helped me with a difficult part of the pattern. Time went so quickly. I should have booked a double lesson.

Charlotte Hobbs May 2022


Excellent lesson about my sewing machine and sewing in general, I learned how to read a pattern, about different needles & threads I will need for projects I want to do & about the importance of tension.
My instructor was fantastic & extremely easy to get on with, she has inspired me to do more.

Jas Newington May 2022


Karen was amazing and very knowledgeable lady. All staff helpful I would recommend the classes to anybody wanting help with craft projects.
It was a real pleasure sewing and finishing my cushions, learning to put a zip in etc. Also feel inspired to do more projects with confidence.

Leanne Hetherington May 2022


My teacher was so knowledgable and patient. The class was really helpful, thank you! Now to see if I can remember what to do!

Amanda Inskip May 2022


My Instructor Dee was such a lovely lady nothing was too difficult for her she taught me so much materials were provided she went through the set up of mewing machine, trouble shooting showed me how to do and I followed she explained so much. I'll deff be haveing more in the future value for money, lovely area to learn

Jen Turnbull May 2022


Was so helpful. Felt like a pro after just one class! Lol
Helped me with everything I needed to know. Very well and clearly explained and practical too. Loved how was shown then had to do it myself to make sure I could do it and do it properly. Will most definitely be booking in for further classes. So grateful and the girl who took me was so lovely, down to earth and so helpful. She was so knowledgeable and explained everything perfectly. So friendly and helpful. Can't wait for my next one on one.

Joanne Matthews May 2022


Very helpful. Teacher June was great and answered all my queries. Only problem was that unable to demonstrate buttonhole function as the machine wouldn't work. June suggested I try on my own machine at home & contact her in store if any problems.

Sonya Rosewarne May 2022


Really good hour.
Caroll was extremely knowledgeable and showed me new techniques to finish my projects. Highly recommend her.

Shirley Wilson May 2022


The teacher was excellent. She was very pleasant, patient, I felt at ease asking her questions and she clearly had immense knowledge of the subject matter as I had a lot of questions as a novice to sewing and wanted to learn about my new sewing machine The material provided was great for practising. The class was great value for money and I would definitely recommend. Thank you Leah. I will be booking up more classes.

Catherine Kelly May 2022


Abby was great, extremely patient and knowledgeable. She explained where we could make mistakes before we made them. We left feeling very confident and excited to start our sewing adventure.

Daniel Alexandrou May 2022


Great teacher! Very knowledgeable and accommodating. Went away feeling more confident considering I was a total beginner

Maryferris (Mum) Apr 2022


Anna really enjoyed her lesson. Claire was very good with her, provided loads of encouragement.

Diana Burgher Apr 2022


I had an amazing experience with Claire. she was patient, considerate and went the extra mile. She has restored my love of sewing. The one to one attention is beyond value for money. I will be back.

Indy Bussandra Apr 2022


Teacher great
Venue great
India learned to sew a button hole, insert elastic both ways and a few best sewing tips.
Thank you
We’ll definitely book another session!

Bhanusri Dokka Apr 2022


I loved the patience of the Mentor Pat, she was very helpful in answering my queries , Thank you

Maryam Daniel Apr 2022


Sarah was new and still perfect for me as she was able to teach me the basics and gave me room to learn from mistakes. She was nice, friendly and helpful. I wish she could carry on with the further lessons I require on clothes sewing.

Only down side is customers kept coming to her for assistance during my hour. Perhaps a room divider or separate room would have helped during my session.

Mrs Vaughan Apr 2022


Lyn was very pleasant and helpful. Made a difficult job much easier. I would recommend Lyn definitely.

Jane Dare Apr 2022


Gill was friendly and helpful. She helped me finish the sleeves on my dress and also made me an example to take away of how to do the facing for the neckline of my dress. Definitely book again to learn how to put in a zip next time.

Sara Brett Apr 2022


Teacher was excellent and provided a great refresher in the basics of getting started with a swing machine . She showed me the basics of mine and then used the one in Hobby craft when electricity was required She was very helpful in advice and suggested new needles. The venue was excellent at Hobby craft easy to get to light and airy and easy to park.
I feel confident now to start to se the machine on my own

Emily Hefford Apr 2022


Lisa has been teaching my daughter how to use the sewing machine for some time now, Lisa is ready with ideas and inspiration, Lisa definitely passes on her enthusiasm to learn and create and my daughter enjoys every lesson.

Jacqui Saunders Apr 2022


Spent a lovely hour with Becky, she explained everything really well and I left feeling very confident about using my sewing machine. She answered all my questions and any doubts I had. All materials were supplied and I was able to put into practice what she had showed me. Would certainly do another course

Kath Wilson Apr 2022


Lovely hour spent learning how to make buttonholes and insert zips. I gained a lot of good advice and information. I am looking forward to putting it all to good use
I’m so sorry I’ve forgotten her name already but she was friendly and helpful provided all the equipment necessary for the session

Janet Digby Apr 2022


Pam was very patient, encouraging and helpful. The workshop was one-to-one so we went at my (very slow) pace and I had plenty of opportunity to ask my questions. I got some really useful hints.

Tina Turpin Apr 2022


The Teacher was brilliant, very patient and explaine everything well. The venue was good.
It was well worth the money.

Chloe Butler Apr 2022


I had the greatest experience today with Julie. I cannot praise her enough for her patience, understanding and general positive support that she offered. I have never met someone in retail so willing to help and give the time I needed, not only did she support me through the workshop but she also went on to carefully select fabric with me and give me advice on how to complete the project I would like. She recommended products that would give me the best results and invested time into getting to know me. I felt safe and comfortable in her company, she even went on to say I could return at any point she is in work if I need further advice or support and bring my sewing machine. I absolutely loved this class with Julie and I hope I get the opportunity to return to her. She has helped a beginner like me feel capable. She believed in me!

Tracy-Ann Huggins Apr 2022


My teacher Pam was brilliant. She had taken a lot of time and energy to get prepared for our session. Her instructions and handy tips will be invaluable to my projects. To top it all off she was such a lovely person! So patient and encouraging. The sewing room was well laid out with everything to hand. The Reading Hobbycraft store staff are always brilliant - down to the security guard who immediately saw that I had come for a class and showed me where to go. All-in-all a wonderful experience and I will definitely be doing this again.

Catarina Corbyn Apr 2022


I am so pleased that my husband booked me on this course!
I received a sewing machine as a Christmas present and it still inside the box. Very friendly environment, very formative and informative particularly for someone who never, ever have touched a sewing machine. I am very confident to start practicing now. Thank you.

Deborah Waring Apr 2022


Becca was amazing, I’ve come away with so much confidence to try new things on my machine…

Kirsty Ferry Apr 2022


I had a brilliant workshop with Dee at the Team Valley branch. It turned out my machine was faulty so I got a replacement as well. She showed me how to do the tasks I'd asked to learn and a little more besides. She also gave me an extra half hour as by the time we'd established my machine was faulty it had taken up a good chunk of time. Highly recommended and thank you so much!

Jodie Curtis Apr 2022


The teacher was honest and open. She explained well and answered my questions happily, as I was a beginner

Elaine Richomme Apr 2022


Thank you to Louise at Hobbycraft, Basingstoke for supporting me through 1-1 sewing machine session. You were very patient and the information was clear and consise. It was great to have the chance to have a go myself under your supportive eye.

Laura Silva Apr 2022


Marciah was very help full and lovely.
Thanks, for your suporte!
You are a star!

Mrs Cook Apr 2022


The class for learning to use a sewing machine was very good. Very helpful. Learnt a lot. Materials provided. Large table to work on. Isabel helped a lot. Thank you.

Kelly-Elise McLaren Apr 2022


Absolutely loved my sewing workshop. Carly was very patient with me and took time to explain the machine and answer all my questions. She gave me loads of hints and tips.
She was so helpful when it came to buying my machine and the extras I would need to have with it.

Improvements would perhaps be buying a block session at a discounted price, that way you could work through a long-term project with your teacher.

One-to-one Sewing Workshop review by Kelly-Elise McLaren

Diane Wheel Apr 2022


Great teacher, value for money as my daughter learnt so much in that one hour. Had problems with my own machine, so was able to take and use my own machine and troubleshoot issues to that particular model. Will book another session to improve skills and for general maintenance, looking after machine to avoid future problems.

Janet Hai Apr 2022


Aimee is patient, professional, very experienced tutor. I had a great time at this one to one workshop. It’s the first time I did sewing, learned from scratch. I’m very glad I met Aimee.
Thank you, Aimee (Hobbycraft Bath)

One-to-one Sewing Workshop review by Janet Hai

Deborah Ritchie Apr 2022


Such a good workshop- Judith was amazing as usual.

I will definitely be back agsin

Ruth Skinner Apr 2022


Celia could not have been nicer or more patient. The teaching area was light and airy. Nothing was too much trouble and I left the lesson feeling much more confident than when I entered. I was also given lots of useful tips which I was previously unaware of. I went home and immediately converted two tunics to t-shirts. I will be booking a further lesson with Celia in the future. Great value

Anointed Nanpan Apr 2022


Susan took me through the beginner’s session and she was brilliantly calm in explaining and I have taken on much knowledge from this.
However it will be nice to have follow up sessions to consolidate knowledge and unfortunately Hobbycraft isn’t offering those now.
Thank you Susan

Rebecca Dellow Apr 2022


My daughter did the 1 to 1 sewing workshop. It was excellent! Hazel who leads the workshop, is patient, kind and knowledgeable and my daughter is learning the skills to follow a pattern to make a skirt.

Antoinette McMichael Apr 2022


My daughter had a sewing session with a wonderful lady called Doreen. She was so patient, encouraging and an excellent teacher. We look forward to booking another session with her in the future!

Heather Moran Apr 2022


Linda was very kind and more than happy to show us how to do things that we'd asked about.

Hilary Ashley Apr 2022


I had my class with Abbie at the Worthing store and it was amazing. I have had my sewing machine for a while but have really struggled to get to grips with it.
Abbie patiently taught me how to wind a bobbin and thread the machine. She then gave me some material with patterns printed to practice the basic stitches, backstitching, curves and straight lines. When we finished she gave me some extra pieces to take home and practice on.
I feel so much more confident with my machine now and can’t wait to get it out and put into practice all Abbie taught me.

Susan Clarke Apr 2022


Just what I needed to get me going. I would recommend one on one to any beginners thank you

Victoria Minton Apr 2022


Linda from Hobbycraft was brilliant. Solved our problems and was very patient. Knew what she was doing

Rebecca Dellow Apr 2022


Was amazing! Got all the help I needed on my sewing project. Excellent workshop! Will go again.

Claire Roberts Apr 2022


Katy was fantastic super patient and showed us clearly how to make a cushion thanks so much

Pamela Durrant Apr 2022


My daughter had a great 1:1 sewing with Pam. She was very patient and explained everything well. We will be booking another session soon.

Russell Anderson Apr 2022


Pam was a fantastic teacher. She took me through how to understand pattern cutting 4 men's shirts. Really great tips. Lesson paced very well so that I was able to digest the knowledge. With few extra minutes she guided me through a beginners guide to quilting. Pam was riendly, encouraging and great value for money. 2nd class here and will be back for more.

Jules Binney Apr 2022


The teacher, Pam, was absolutely marvellous.
Not only was she knowledgable and skilled, but she was instructive, patient and discussed. This was despite the distraction of having a separate lesson of painting taking place only feet away.
Pam is a first class instructor, and allows the trainee to show what they know whilst the whole time giving valuable advice and tips.

Lauren Hatt Apr 2022


Had a great workshop. Donna was a lovely teacher and very helpful. Enjoyed every minute and looking forward to going to more workshops in the future

Ruth Downie Apr 2022


Great one to one class. Wendy was very knowledgeable and a great help. I’m feeling very confident about using my machine now.

Mrs Cook Apr 2022


Sewing Machine Class. Excellent. Help given. Thank you very much.
Materials available. Different techniques shown.

Gyanny Pereira Apr 2022


I really enjoyed my sewing class at Hobbycraft. I’ve never used a sewing machine before and had no idea how to do it, so I took with my a small project and asked what kind of machine was best for me. I had the most amazing training and felt confident using the machine that I bought after the training.
Kuljit was a fantastic trainer, she gave me lots of tips and advices and was really patient. I’ve been using my machine non stop and I’m really happy with my purchase. Thank you so much Kuljit, you’re AMAZING X

Grace Trapani Apr 2022


I booked this workshop for my 14 year old daughter to get to know her new sewing machine. She really enjoyed the session and found it very helpful.

Tania Beretta Apr 2022


Charlotte was very informative and helpful. I learned a lot and will definitely book another session.

Ernest Jacobs Apr 2022


I have never attempted a button hole before this session and I now understand the various steps to making a button hole.
Thanks to Cecilia for showing me and then guiding me through the process. I am now ready to practise it home by myself.
Am extremely useful session! Thanks Cecilia

Angie Chan Apr 2022


I had a One-to-one Sewing Workshop with Kieran. I was just about to buy my first sewing machine and wanted a walk-through / refresher. I also had some specific sewing project questions that I wanted to go over. Kieran was really knowledgable, patient and our session was at a good pace. He was really good with keeping me on track, providing guidance and suggestions to help make my sewing project as straightforward (and manageable!) as possible. I left the session feeling energised and confident. Would have no hesitations with recommending one of Kieran’s workshops to friends (and others).

Beatrice Clark Apr 2022


Kathy was excellent - very patient and clear in her teaching. My daughter loved it. Thank you!

Rosadel Salita Apr 2022


Chloe was very patient. Provided materials for samples. I can ask any questions, wish I was more prepared. Venue was ideal esp with free parking available. Many thanks!

Liz Norfolk Apr 2022


Leah was fantastic. Freya had a brilliant time. Easy to understand and great to have the opportunity to practise. Thank you

Elizabeth Apr 2022


I had a brilliant session today! Exactly what I needed to get up and running. I came away having made some lovely bunting and feeling very proud of myself and so much more confident! Thank you!

Isla Hardes Apr 2022


Very helpful in learning the basics. As an absolute sewing machine beginner… this class was great in enabling my little girl (12) to set her machine up and get started. Lovely to have a finished product by the end of session. Very patient teacher. Fabulous experience.

Alina Brown Apr 2022


Amanda was incredibly patient and friendly. She explained how to do a surprise crunchie and my daughter had lots of fun. Was definitely worth going and exploring how to sew and use a sewing machine!

Linda Scott Apr 2022


The lady who was teaching me was very niceeasy to talk to and made me feel relaxed. What I asked her to show me she made everything clear. I will definitely go again.

Debbie Piper Apr 2022


Very good teaching & explanations on using the machine.
My daughter found the one 2 one very helpful.

We have now bought bits to get her started & would definitely book another class at Chelmsford. Good value for money

Yvonne Usher-Benwell Apr 2022


As a total novice with a sewing machine I really can't recommend this course highly enough. All the information I needed was delivered in a clear manner by Hannah and the chance to do as well as listen has hopefully helped me to retain the information.

Viv Stockwell Apr 2022


I booked the lesson for my Granddaughter who had been given a sewing machine but didn't know where to start, Gill was very patient with her and Lottie left the lesson looking forward to getting home and start her dream of designing and making her own outfits. She went off with a cushion cover that she made herself feeling very pleased with herself. Would highly recommend the 1 hour long lesson for all budding seamstresses out there. Will definitely go back for more advance teachings once Lottie has more confidence using her little machine. Thank Gill

Sofia Carvajal Apr 2022


The class was great and very useful, the teacher was also very nice and patient. This helped a lot.

Ruth Alli Apr 2022


Spent a 1:1 session with Gill who was patient and gentle with my 9y/o. Venue was great had not realised there was a studio space to do projects. It was good to be able to choose material from a selection. Class was excellent value for money. We made a pencil case with concealed zip.

One-to-one Sewing Workshop review by Ruth Alli Sydney

Anthea Rourke Apr 2022


I had a class with Helen at the Colchester store. I wanted to learn how to read a pattern. Helen was amazing she explained everything to me and even gave me advice based on her experiences. I left the class with a lot more confidence and I’m even booking another class to learn more about sewing. Helen was warm and friendly and absolutely lovely in every way.

Jenn Evans Apr 2022


Hazel was a wonderful teacher. I highly recommend a one to one workshop for the very beginner. I have so much more confidence in using my sewing machine after going through everything in detail!

Maureen Toney Apr 2022


Very informative and to the point! The young lady was very helpful and answered questions

Christine Barrand Apr 2022


Thought I would be able to work on the necci Jean's machine that i bought from hobbycraft. I would have taken it with me if I'd known, but it was still a useful refresher and good value.

Kannan Palaniappan Apr 2022


Teacher was Karen @ Borehamwood Branch. She was very knowledgeable, proactive and happy to share her experience with my daughter [who the class was booked].
Karen even was happy to explain different sewing machines which may suit my daughter's ability. We took her advice and upgraded the sewing machine from Hobby craft midi to Janome 4400 sewing machine.
My daughter told me that she learnt a lot and was very happy with the 1-2-1 course with Karen.
I am going to book another 1-2-1 course for my daughter in a couple of weeks especially with Karen.

Marvin Roberts Apr 2022


Fantastic and very thorough and knowledgeable lesson, our daughter really enjoyed it and is far more confident with her sewing machine now.

Jane Hillan Apr 2022


My daughter really enjoyed the beginners workshop with Naomi. The workshop was upstairs in a quiet area which made it easy to concentrate and focus. Naomi was very knowledgable and very patient with my daughter. She taught her how to set up a sewing machine and basic skills. My daughter gained more confidence in using her sewing machine by attending this workshop. I would definitely recommend. Thank you.

Rebecca Money Apr 2022


Kerry is very knowledgeable and helpful.
I was asked to take my machine in for us to work on as it is a vintage Singer 603k.
Kerry went through the various functions and adjustments on the machine which was very helpful, I didn't realise the machine had so many functions.
Kerry helped me try various stitching / adjusting length, etc.
My session was in the Lincoln store, in the middle of the shop. I felt a bit uncomfortable with this but I was soon too busy working with Kerry to worry about people shopping around us.
I found the session extremely helpful, the machine was my late mum's and I hadn't used it since I was about 10 years old. Kerry helped me to remember how to feed the thread and adjust the tension, and to fill a bobbin.
The session was very good value for money.

Orla Bird Apr 2022


Teacher was nice but would be better if there were clear guidelines of what to bring or expectations and for teacher to have tools - scissors, tape measure, chalks and sewing machine - to hand. it could be guidelines or ideas for projects and examples made up and following on from that practical ideas for how to cut material and how to use sewing machine. What was good was she talked through various tools that she had found useful that were Instore , this would be ideal if you had started a project and needed guidance going forward .

Rebecca Moore Apr 2022


Sue was very knowledgeable about all things to do with sewing and showed me exactly what I wanted during the session. I will definitely book another for my next project. Thank you!

Susan Anderson Apr 2022


An hour very well spent. I firstly learnt how to make button holes, then I had a lot of questions about materials and patterns which I had brought along. I would recommend.

Krishna Parmar Apr 2022


Ben was awesome! He explained everything really well and I walked away much more confident. Ready to get sewing! :)

Lorraine Leadbetter Apr 2022


Friendly and informative, very clear guidance. On completing my project and instructions and ideas very helpful for future projects.

Ruth Downie Apr 2022


I really enjoyed learning how to use my sewing machine. I’m having lots of fun doing my homework

Ruth Pittaway Apr 2022


Session was great, Hazel was very good at explaining the workings of the machine and enabling me to try out the different settings.
It was very interesting and informative.

Ellie Hutchinson Apr 2022


Carly was an incredible teacher! She took everything at the pace I needed, was super helpful with picking out items I needed to purchase and gave me a really positive experience!

Debbie Shufflebotham Apr 2022


Maddie is 7years old and Julie was brilliant with her.
The instructions were clear in both demonstration and explanation
A practical approach
Maddie described it as EPIC

Jeanette Partridge Apr 2022


Judith was encouraging and met my requirements despite them being different from the norm. The workshop did what it said on the tin!

Nicole Kirkpatrick Apr 2022


Teacher was very helpful explained everything in detail
We worked on how to use the sewing machine as I never used one before
I'm very confident that I can sit and use my machine alone now at home
The venue was very quiet was not disturbed.
Was great value for money went through a lot of information very pleased and happy I chose this lesson thank you so much :)

Tayla Doyle Apr 2022


The lady who I had was amazing! So helpful and telling me all different tips All materials were provided and I was able to learn many new things. I’m a beginner at sewing at within the hour I’ve learnt how to do pleats, button holes and different types of threads!

Bella McGhee Apr 2022


Jaqui was super accommodating and informative:) i feel far more confident to begin sewing after my time with her

Olga Moore Apr 2022


Having recently invested in a new sewing machine I booked this workshop in order to know how to set it up correctly. Erin was very
patient and was able to answer any questions that I had. I have come away confident that I will be making good use of my machine and have spent a happy afternoon practicing

Gillian Davies Apr 2022


Jo was very helpful and taught me how to thread and use my new overlocking machine. Highly recommend this lesson for anyone starting out using an overlocking machine

Lisa Cook Apr 2022


Excellent Class. Learning to use sewing machine purchased at Hobbycraft. Materials offered to help. Teacher very good and patient.

Amelia Clarke Apr 2022


Jill was a brilliant teacher, who was kind, friendly and helpful. The workspace was spacious and ideal for focusing on what we were learning. Jill helped my daughter and I learn how to set up and begin to use a sewing machine. She was very thorough and ensured we understood each step and were able to practise. Everything went smoothly and I would recommend this session to everyone!

Elizabeth Morris Apr 2022


Lovely lady teaching went through all areas I was interested in.
Materials are provided. Would recommend

Michelle Isherwood Apr 2022


Ann was so helpful and informative, she showed us the technique for making cushions/quilts and then helped us through some instructions of a project we are about to start. We will definitely return after more practice so she can help us improve on what we have learnt.

Alison Burridge Apr 2022


I went to the sewing workshop today, had a lovely lady teacher. Who was very patient and aimed at helping me with a lot of different techniques. The venue workspace at hobbycraft was ideal for this 1 to 1 class it was also great value for money to. I learnt quite a lot of new things today so pleased at the outcome.

Agnes Boullenger Apr 2022


The teacher was great and the class was very helpful. She provided me fabric and a new needle! And gave me lots of advices to follow my works.

Umapathy Sivagamasundari Apr 2022


The staff member who helped was knowledgeable and provided good information
And would recommend it to others

Elizabeth Kendall Apr 2022


Nalda, at your High Wycombe branch, was a wonderful teacher and I now feel able to progress my skills. I have learned how to use my overlocker more confidently, and look forward to making my first stretch fabric dress.

Louisa Mackinnon Apr 2022


My daughter learned how to make a cushion cover and is so pleased with the result. The instructor, Wendy, gave her many useful tips and was very supportive throughout the session. It was really useful for her to have an opportunity to talk through the different tools of the sewing machine and learn how to do zips and buttonholes. We would definitely recommend it - excellent value and a real confidence booster.

Denka Tate Apr 2022


Super helpful and patient teacher! Will definitely book one more lesson, thank you!
My daughter loved it!

Yasmin Norcliffe Apr 2022


Lots of info covered. Basics and tool information was helpful. Hopefully we remember it all

Jo Maclaine Apr 2022


Excellent workshop. Went through the basics setting up, threading needle, winding bobbins. Covered a range issues I was having and discussed possible solutions - different threads, needles, fabrics, tension, stitch size etc. Discussed basic maintenance, cleaning etc.
Lots of helpful suggestions and advice. Area used was bright, open and quiet. Brilliant.

Samantha Blain Apr 2022


Amanda was amazing A real credit to the company. She was so easy to get on with and taught me lots and gave some tips, she made it fun and easy! I would recommend this service to anyone

Penny Jubin Apr 2022


Louise was excellent, very patient and exceedingly helpful. Easily identified where my machine might be going wrong - bobbin the wrong way round. Feel much more confident in trying my machine out now

Hannah Gill Apr 2022


The teacher was fantastic and explained things thoroughly.

Come prepared with questions about your sewing machine/project.

Lisa Cook Apr 2022


Thank you very much for help with our new sewing machine. Teacher very helpful and patient. Materials provided helped a lot. Thank you.

Ernest Jacobs Apr 2022


Chloe was great again. This time I wanted to improve my ability to sew in a straight line.
Unfortunately I had little spare time over the past week so hardly used my home sewing machine.
We used a magnetic guide on the metal sewing plate and that made a great improvement.
I also practised with several decorative stitches and varied predominately the sizes of the stitches which looked really interesting and now understand the default settings. One can also vary the length of the decorative stitch as well.
Overall a great session.
Would like to learn about button holes next time.
Thanks
Ernest

Sheila Poulton Apr 2022


Suzanne was very helpful and knowledgeable. The room where I had the tutorial was clean and tidy

Sulai Santiago Apr 2022


The teacher was kind, patient and very knowledgeable. I enjoyed being taught by someone so skilled.

Alan Draper Mar 2022


Elaine the tutor was brilliant experience was in her fingertips and her tips were of the best as well.Well done Elaine and many thanks for your tuition.


Alan Draper

Julie Meddings Mar 2022


Very patient instructor who explained everything clearly.
Ample opportunity to practice.
Excellent tips given.
Very good value for money and would definitely recommend
Thank you

Elaine Witcomb Mar 2022


I was taken to meet Jane, who introduced herself, she had prepared everything in advance and the wealth of knowledge she has is amazing, she put me at ease, she answered all of my questions and after the class I couldn’t wait to get back home and thread my sewing machine up and start. What a refreshing change to have such fantastic customer service, Jane really is a credit to Hobbycraft. I will definitely be back and would not hesitate to recommend the one to one classes

Bernadett Muller Mar 2022


Julie has showed me the basics of sewing to get me started on my sewing journey.

She's been most helpful and found similar machine to mine to get the most out of the hour long session and even written down a short list of tips to start.

She has given me the courage and confidence to start to use my own sewing machine.

Many thanks for Julie

Karen McFarling Mar 2022


The teacher Pippa was really friendly and helpful and explain everything to my daughter who is 13 we learnt what the sewing machine could do which was more than I thought

Pamela Swandy Mar 2022


Dinah was very good , I will return with some different materials and ideas value for money many Thanks

Ernest Jacobs Mar 2022


Chloe was excellent. I had some issues with bobbins and Chloe showed me solutions to my problems. Then with Chloe’s help I improved my sewing skills. Overall a very useful session.

Emily Harris Mar 2022


Ruth was absolutely lovely, really knowledgeable and I'll definitely be back for another workshop.

Anonymized Customer Mar 2022


As a follow up to a previous workshop I booked this to understand some specific tasks I wanted to do but wasn’t sure about. The staff member was really friendly and enthusiastic and answered all my questions.

There was no opportunity to have a go at the sewing this time, maybe because the machine chosen wasn’t an equivalent to the one I have.

Being in the middle of the shop upstairs rather than in a quieter non public area wasn’t the best. I felt I learnt more and had the opportunity to practice and understand better (sometimes it’s through the doing you encounter the problems etc) in the previous session in Gateshead. This felt a bit more like a chat which I probably could have had on a quiet day rather than taking up a slot which are perhaps aimed more for first timers just the once.

Regardless of the above, the staff members enthusiasm inspired me to give my project a go back at home, with mixed results!

Suheyla Baltan Mar 2022


She was really nice and she didn't only talk about what were gonna do but she spoke to me about other things almost felt like a close friend,she knew what she was doing and there was nothing wrong with it

Ian Huxley Mar 2022


Val was excellent. She gave me a lot of input and some very constructive ideas on how to achieve a better finished product, how to get more from my machine and which threads, needles and fabrics to use.

I thoroughly enjoyed the session and will use it again should any further complications arise on my future projects.

One-to-one Sewing Workshop review by Ian Huxley Sydney

Lynne Hoyle Mar 2022


Had a really great lesson this morning with Hannah at Warrington.
New to sewing and was shown everything necessary to start my new hobby. Thoroughly enjoyed and would recommend the one to one class as excellent value and informative.

Sarah Amiratashani Mar 2022


Val was really lovely and very good at teaching me the basics
Very professional definitely recommend

Kayleigh Rudland Mar 2022


I’m completely new to sewing and learnt so much from my first lesson with Sue and feel a lot more confident now, would definitely recommend booking!

Lorraine Leadbetter Mar 2022


Very informative and helpful good advice on completing my project and future projects. I would recommend hobbycraft to friends.

L Leadbetter

Rohani Crowe Mar 2022


Aimee is great very obliging and attentive!I was impress by your device in hobby craft which I never new it exist ! Very good !

Natalia Romanska Mar 2022


The class was a great value for money.The teacher was very knowledgeable and ready to answer all my questions.I've learnt more than I expected to be honest.The teacher prepared the samples of the materials to show me the techniques and types of stitches.Highly recommended teacher and the loation.

Cassandra Nairn Mar 2022


Linda was great, very relaxed and knowledgeable and made me feel at ease about my project. I needed help making a piped cushion cover but wasn’t feeling confident about cutting out the material etc. Linda quickly showed me what to do and gave me lots of really good advice advice on the skills of cushion cover making so I feel completely confident to carry on. Thank you so much Linda

Oliver Taylor Mar 2022


Amy was really helpful, polite and encouraged me learning the basics. Left the one to one feeling a lot more confident in my ability and positive.

Sam Longhurst Mar 2022


Koby was very patient with my friend who had never used a sewing machine before, she came away more confident and not scared of the thought of using the machine.

Charlotte Sinclair Mar 2022


The teacher Sue was lovely really friendly, informative and helpful. Sue showed me how to get the sewing machine set up and then I practiced different sewing stitches on some fabric provided at the lesson. I was also shown how to do reverse stitching and sewing in a square. I think the class was really helpful for a beginner and good value for money. I will be booking another one on one sewing class soon!

Stacey Walsh Mar 2022


Great teacher, very knowledgeable, level just right and good materials to practice with, very useful

Barbara Petford Mar 2022


Pam is a good tutor and always prepares for me going before the class. Pam showed me how to change needles and sew Jersey fabrics. I wanted to make a dust cover for my sewing machine and Pam found me a pattern and explained to me how to use it. I was also showed how to put a zip into a small bag. The venue was clean and the merchandise easily accessibly.

Tina Young Mar 2022


The teacher was very friendly and helpful explained well and made sure everything was understood and at the end if there was anything not understood. A takeaway sample pack would be la handy idea to practice lines etc.
I would definitely recommend

Kerry Robinson Mar 2022


One-to-one sewing.
Lovely tutor, very helpful and informative.
Definitely recommend.
Only criticism would be that customers interrupting asking for help with merchandise !

Athena Collins Mar 2022


Katherine was fabulous with my 7 year old Granddaughter, who went for her first sewing machine lesson, she came away very enthusiastic and is already making scrunchies. I also learnt a lot. Good value and would recommend to anyone.

One-to-one Sewing Workshop review by Athena Collins Sydney

Kerry Hughes Mar 2022


Judith was lovely! Really helpful as I’m looking to start my own business making blankets and she gave me lots of good pointers, I will be booking again for more help & practice!

Karen Sweeney Mar 2022


Workshop got cancelled as instructor was off sick all week. Rescheduled for next week. Need to update your automated email as you think it went ahead as scheduled

Lauren Greshon Mar 2022


hat was the teacher like? She was friendly and informative
How was the venue? good
If materials were provided, did you like them? yes
Was the class good value for money? yes
What did you do / learn? make a cushion cover with a zip

Vicki Burston Mar 2022


I attended a 1-1 sewing session with Kieran at the Stockport hobbycraft store on 17th March.
It was fantastic!

Kieran showed me how to use my new machine including all the bits that came with it.

He explained how to use different stitches and what they would be used for and gave me lots of tips and tricks which I wouldn't have known otherwise.

Kieran is clearly very knowledgeable and was a brilliant teacher. He answered all my questions and explained things in a way that made sense. Having face to face sessions at the store is an excellent way to help people learn.

We covered everything I needed to know to get me started and I really enjoyed learning from him.

I will definitely book another session when I've got the basics sorted to help me move on to the next stage with my sewing.

I've already recommended the sessions to my friends and will continue to do so.

I would also like to say how friendly and helpful all the staff at Stockport hobbycraft are. Every time I have been in it has been a lovely experience and I always enjoy my visits to the store.

Lea Schlegel Mar 2022


My class with Jacqui was absolutely delightful and she was very helpful and patient. I am very excited to come back and have an other class with her!

James Batchelor Mar 2022


It was a gift for my partner, she found the session extremly helpfull as she was struggling at home but now finds using the machiene a breeze

Ernest Jacobs Mar 2022


Due to roads being closed between my home and Hobbycraft Eastbourne I could not get to my 1-to-1 session on time.

Thanks
Ernest Jacobs

Joan Brown Mar 2022


Very interesting found out about things I didn’t know about my machine thank you

Charlotte Johnson Mar 2022


Excellent first lesson thank-you! Tracey was lovely - so friendly, patient & really knowledgeable - a great teacher. I’ll definitely come back for another lesson. Really good value too - thanks again :-)

Amina Abdul-Malik Mar 2022


Marsha was patient and knowledgeable. She went through the steps of how to set up a sewing machine and then let me do it and then she showed me how to use it. I learnt how to go in a straight line, in a square and a circle.
I felt very comfortable learning with Marsha and would highly recommend her.

Maryferris (Mum) Mar 2022


Teacher Claire was really good and great with my 11 yr old daughter.
My daughter really enjoyed the class and is keen to book more lessions.

One-to-one Sewing Workshop review by Maryferris (Mum)

Sarah Plows Mar 2022


Isabel took my sewing course and she was fabulous. Her patients and her knowledge was amazing. She was so helpful and gave me lots of tips and inspired me to go home and make a mat for my sewing machine to sit on . Would definitely book onto another workshop with her .
Thank you Isabel

Ndona Kandossi Mar 2022


Pat was patient, professional and friendly. I have enjoyed the session and will book another one with my daughter.

Thank you

Susan Dwyer Mar 2022


Hi the teacher was amazing helpful and friendly she had patience as I’m new to sewing and will definitely recommend her to anyone and I will book further courses with her

One-to-one Sewing Workshop review by Susan Dwyer

Gail Davis Mar 2022


This workshop was brilliant ! Kimberley made me feel very welcome and relaxed and she took me through everything I wanted to learn. She was very knowledgeable and gave me some great tips. I have come away feeling confident and can’t wait to practice what she taught me. I would recommend the workshop and will go back for another one if I need any more help and advice. Thank you Kimberley!

Rachel Wallace Mar 2022


Louise was fantastic. Didn’t rush me, gave clear instructions and made me feel at ease. Materials provided were adequate for the things I had asked to cover. As a complete novice I asked to learn how to achieve button holes, zips and darts and now have the confidence I can achieve these things. Louise offered further assistance in store should I have further questions and informed me of other workshops that were running if I was interested. She will now become my sewing guru. I can’t recommend the whole experience enough.

One-to-one Sewing Workshop review by Rachel Wallace Sydney

Fozia Mahmood Mar 2022


I attended a one to one sewing class with Pam at your Reading branch. Before attending the course Pam called to check what I wanted to achieve from the class and my sewing skills. Her tutorial was clear, precise and met my needs. She was friendly and gave me sufficient time to practice on the machine.
The class was definitely value for money and after a few practice session at home, I am planning to book another lesson.
I would like to thank Pam for her patience and giving me confidence to learn a new skill.

Alison O'Neill Mar 2022


Linda was an excellent teacher. Very friendly and knowledgeable and answered everything I needed to know.

Sheena Blake Mar 2022


Absolutely amazing session. Tutor (Kody?) was so knowledgeable and approachable - an absolute credit to the Bedford store. Session was paced at exactly the right pace for me. Would thoroughly recommend and will definitely be doing more sessions!

Lesley Jones Mar 2022


My sewing lesson with Pam was great, she had gone above and beyond to ensure all my questions were answered with clarity. I had time to practice and took away tips, hints and renewed enthusiasm for my new machine.
Thanks Pam

Caroline Mahmood Mar 2022


I have had two lessons one with each Lisa and they are both fantastic will come back for more!

Mohammed Younos Mar 2022


Let's start with our expectations: To understand if our daughter could sew and if this was the right, first machine for her.

We met Pam in store a fortnight before, as we wanted to see the options and costs on the machines and types.

From the moment we met Pam, she was courteous, very knowledgable and explained in detail.

This continued throughout the 1 hour session. Every step was explained in a calm and effective manner, knowledge was great and key tips were provided. Pam had done some homework and preparation too and our girl was overjoyed! Our family were very impressed; this is the way sessions should be done and we will be booking more for the future to advance our little girls skills.

The facilities were good, clean and everything to hand; it was an environment we were used too and due to the preparation work; all we needed and perfectly set-up.

Overall, fantastic service and really, really pleased with Pam; well done team at Hobbycraft!

Lord Alton Mar 2022


An absolutely wonderful learning experience that I highly recommend when purchasing a new machine. Claire was exceptionally knowledgeable and taught me a few tips that will improve my speed and confidence with future sewing.
Highly recommend and at a good price.

Barbara Petford Mar 2022


Pam was a friendly and well prepared tutor. Pat showed me how to make buttonholes, sew buttons on to garments. I was showed how to blind hem with my attachment. To finish my one to one sewing class Pam let me sew in a zip on some jolly material she had. The venue was good. Pam was very patient and knowledgeable. The hour passed too quickly.

Susan Fensom Mar 2022


There was some confusion when I turned up so I had to go and chase up the person who was supposed to be demonstrating the machine.
2 machines were compared and I was shown how to thread the machine and choose the different stitches. I did not have a chance to actually use the machine, which would have been helpful. However, the demonstrator was very clear with his instructions

Liliana Fonseca Mar 2022


The lady that I meet was amazing, helpful and very relaxed. She provided the materials where I could show her what I could do. The lady showed me how to prepare the sewing machine, all the stitches I could use, the tension of the stitches, how to do a button hole and how to finish the stitches. I really recommend, it was fun and relaxing. I definitely will go back. Thank you to the lady that made my hour very pleasant.

Sian Kaminski Mar 2022


Ruth my teacher was perfect.new machine purchased, booked 1 hr1 to 1 lesson. Ruth covered everything and even advised on a project I was doing. Very patient, went over things as many times as needed. Came away feeling as though I had gained a new freind. A1.

Anonymized Customer Mar 2022


Fantastic patient tutor who had clearly read and responded to what I said I wanted to cover. Everything was ready for me, nice set up and everything explained really well. Highly recommend. Thank you for giving me the confidence to try it out back at home.

Carys Thomas Mar 2022


The teacher was brilliant covered everything I wanted to know (how to make a dog bandana) with both demonstrations and step by step practice. Having not used a sewing machine in over 15 years the pace and approach was brilliant! Ideal location away from crowds but not locked in a room. Couldn’t have asked for a better instructor I’m feeling inspired :)

One-to-one Sewing Workshop review by Carys Thomas

Dawn Speer Mar 2022


My 11 year daughter really enjoyed her workshop with Jessica. She has come away feeling confident to start sewing on her own.

Julia Fitzwalter Mar 2022


With only basic sewing knowledge I needed assistance with bias binding.
This lesson was great and very practical. I would be very happy to recommend it to anyone who needs help.

Rajbir Pooni Mar 2022


The teacher Mikala was great and put me at ease straight away. Demonstrated and then let me try sewing straight, reverse, squares, circles and then progressed on to a zip
I was shown all the basics of my machine, had all my questions answered.
I was given material to sew on and a few extra bits so was thoroughly impressed
I thought the venue was great as i forgot i was sat in the store doing the workshop
Highly recommend for anyone needing that initial push to get started

Colleentazey Mar 2022


Hi , enjoyed the sewing class. Faye excellent , very informal, made inserting a zip look simple.

Faye Mason Mar 2022


Really enjoyed my lesson. The teacher was extremely helpful and covered off everything I’d asked about. Would definitely recommend!

Catherine Mar 2022


Thank you, great lesson, I learned a lot. The teacher explained things well, was very helpful, patient and encouraging. The time went too quickly. Could have done with a couple more hours!

Max Magee Mar 2022


The teacher was really friendly and helpful, even getting a few different machines with different mechanisms, so that we could see how to use our specific machine at home. We got loads of great advice as beginners, I would recommend these workshops to anyone starting out with a sewing machine

Ledwina Hunt Mar 2022


Pam is very helpful and she explained all the difference definitions of the selected sewing machine that I'm planning to buy. Also she manage to show me all the stitches the machine is capable of doing the work. And explained the usage of heavy duty sewing machine.

Clare Thrower Mar 2022


A brilliant experience for my daughter Emily. Karen was so helpful and patient and extremely professional.
I am so pleased I booked this workshop.

Vicky Stammers Mar 2022


Clare was very knowledgeable and helpful. I was a complete novice and she was very patient and explained everything clearly! Will be back for more

Carina Patterson Mar 2022


Teacher was Fabulous. I’d give more stars if I was allowed. Thank you. I’ll be back to learn more as I progress

Barbara Petford Mar 2022


Moira was very friendly, helpful, patient and professional. The venue was good. l liked the materials that were provided. The class was very good value for money. I made with Moiras guidance a small zipped bag to hold my sewing accessories. I have booked a third course. I would highly reccomend this course.

Lisa Griffin Mar 2022


Julie was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I have left the session today with a new skill that I can develop further at home. Thank you so much.

Loretta Achiekwelu Mar 2022


She was very helpful. I left having more confidence using my sewing machine and the different tools available. She was very patient with me and ensured that I understood my machine and the different ways it can be used.

David Knight Mar 2022


Informal and relaxed session which resulted in me being able to insert a well fitted zip. Only downside was the rather noisy first aid course
going on next door which was slightly distracting.

Cherith Davidson Mar 2022


Amanda was a fantastic teacher. I had never operated a sewing machine before and she showed me all that I needed to know and answered my many questions. She encouraged me to set it up independently and was very encouraging (even though I made lots of mistakes). I now feel competent to use my new machine at home. I would highly recommend a one on one class at Hobbycraft, with Amanda of course

Gillian Gough Mar 2022


This was my second one to one with Judith. We reinforced what I had learned on my first visit with plenty of time to practice the functions of my new sewing machine. Also some excellent advice on sewing curves and circles which gave me confidence to try at home. We discussed some simple projects I could begin with using my Fat Squares just to give me more confidence in using the machined on my own at home. I will be booking another one to one with Judith in a few weeks time and, fingers crossed, will be able to show the progress I have made on my project.

Nicola Riley Mar 2022


Brilliant session. Learnt about my machine and got help with my project. Great value for £15! The lady who ran the session couldn't have been nicer. Given me confidence to work with my machine at home. I would definitely recommend

Anne Hughes Mar 2022


Fantastic class. Very patient teacher. Good explanation. Gave me confidence to use my sewing machine.

Emma Compton Mar 2022


I booked a sewing lesson as I couldn’t for the life of me remember how to even set up my sewing machine and online videos are just too fast and busy. Unfortunately I didn’t catch the ladies name who helped me but she was fab! Very warm and welcoming and made sure I had covered everything I wanted to. Very happy with the lesson and glad I booked it.

Fiona Halliwell Mar 2022


I really enjoyed my class with Karen she was really helpful and understanding
She was also patient and knowledgeable thank you Karen

Wendy Lovell Mar 2022


My 1:1 sewing workshop this evening was with Victoria. She was very welcoming and asked me what i needed help with. I explained a was a complete novice and needed help with the basics. She demonstrated how to thread my machine, to load my bobbin, change the needles etc. I then had a turn at all of the above. Victoria took her time to explain everything step by step. She happily answered any of my questions about what projects to attempt first and I left the workshop confident that I will be able to use my own machine at home,

Charlotte Tolfree Mar 2022


The class was just what I needed. The teacher was great, I learnt alot from it and now understand so much more about how to use the sewing machine

Zoe De'ath Feb 2022


Helen was very patient with my 8 year old , who throughly enjoyed and asked if she could come again.

Sara Smith Feb 2022


Really pleased, I had obviously been doing something wrong but Karen took me through the process until I was happy, came straight home and was sewing within minutes! Thank you

One-to-one Sewing Workshop review by Sara Smith

Grant Raybould Feb 2022


Teacher was very friendly, and attentive. When arriving she helped me with the difference in sewing machines, as we chose two to test at the Craft Room. Good explanations and allowed me proper hands-on experience threading and using the machines. Will definitely come back again for another class.

Maddison Feb 2022


She was very calm, the lesson was very useful and it helped me alot. Thank you for helping me.

Laura Patterson Feb 2022


Had a lesson with Hazel in Cirencester for my 9 year old daughter. Brilliant. They made me a cup of coffee, Hazel was very knowledgeable, answered all our questions. She was very relaxed and cheerful. I learned loads and my daughter has the confidence now to go off and have a go at some projects. Brilliant.

Rosie Hatton Feb 2022


Lizzie was amazing today Rosie and I loved spending time together learning how to make cushions .

One-to-one Sewing Workshop review by Rosie Hatton

Emma Welch Feb 2022


Great class, learned so much. Sue is an excellent teacher. She helped me gain confidence when using the sewing machine. Highly recommend this class for beginners.

Deborah Biddle Feb 2022


Donna was a very good teacher very patient and thorough. Would definitely recommend for people to book one to one at hobbycraft.

Neve Lewis-Brown Feb 2022


Unfortunately no one was prepared for our arrival despite the Sewing Worksop being booked in January 22.
Linda was only told when we got there. It wasn't her fault, setting up the machine took 3 members of staff. After the initial delay my niece did end up learning some hints and tips about using the sewing machine but also in how to make our particular project.
I was disappointed with the lack of preparation by Hobbycraft and felt I paid for a more structured workshop.

Caroline Widdowson Feb 2022


We had a second hour to really get the hang of sewing and made a pin cushion each, lots of skills to take home and practice thank you

Caroline Widdowson Feb 2022


My daughter and I had a lovely time learning how to use our new sewing machines properly, Helen was very patient and helpful

Sangiya Paramakulasingham Feb 2022


She was so nice, teaching was on spot. Very good for beginners. Helped me quite a lot for first time.

Samantha Pearce Feb 2022


Kerry was great. She helped my confidence. It's a good job though that i didn't need a sewing machine as there wasn't one set up. I really enjoyed it and would sign up again.

Vijaya Osborne Feb 2022


Lia was absolutely brilliant in helping me understand the basics of sewing and gave loads of tips. 5 stars to her.

Abi Day Feb 2022


Charlotte was brilliant, went through everything I needed to know, which were the very basics.
She gave me some wonderful hints and tips.
All the questions that I asked were answered in full, Charlotte even showed me everything and gave excellent sewing skills.

Fiona Meacham Feb 2022


It was good even though they did not have the same machine as I had. The machine was similar. It was good as I could learn how to do the things I needed to know. I was able to use the machine and try out the things that I would need to do the things that I want to do. The lady who took the course was very good and helped me with things and showed me how to use the machine. It was a nice length and I enjoyed it.

Julie Nelson Feb 2022


Karen was a great teacher and offered me lots of advice. Well worth the cost and no doubt I’ll be back!

Suzanne Young Feb 2022


Highly recommend this workshop.
As an absolute beginner who wants to learn but hasn’t a clue, this was ideal! Kim understood exactly what I wanted to learn and needed to know , explaining fully not just the basics but also the possibilities. The workshops are great for me as I can learn at my pace. Most importantly Kim has given me the confidence to carry on with this new hobby, I will be booking more workshops.

Rimini McDermott Feb 2022


My one to one was amazing. Better than expected. I really enjoyed it. thank you

Amie Lynn Feb 2022


Learnt so much from Karen during the sewing tutorial. She really put me at ease and I had so much fun learning different stitches and getting to know the machine (even bought the same one as my previous one is broken). Great session and thank you so much.

Sophie Noone Feb 2022


Christine was really nice and was very helpful. She let my daughter cut out the pattern there and gave her great advice she also asked her some questions on what she wanted to sew and gave her some guidance on what to sew. Thank you very much we will definitely come again.

Jodie Edworthy Feb 2022


Good value for money.
Jo the teacher was very friendly and helpful. I now feel inspired and motivated to sew and use my machine. Thank you

Catherine Telford Feb 2022


Karen was wonderful. Full of useful hints and tips. Things I would never have thought of. She explained everything clearly and concisely so I understood exactly what I was doing.

Esther Macrae Feb 2022


Great intro to sewing machines provided by Annabel. I took my 9year old daughter along as she is keen and we learnt so many useful tips and techniques. We were provided with scrap material and practice materials to take home. It was great having an hour to ask any questions, and Annabel made us welcome and at ease. Highly recommend for any queries or practice.

Doreen Lawrence Feb 2022


Christine in Reading was very attentive, ,she called me before our one to one sewing session to discover my needs and was careful to know which sewing machine I had, so she could best assist me

Sue Jeavons Feb 2022


Eden enjoyed her one to one session with Ruth at Stafford. She is 10 years old and Ruth was an excellent teacher showing her how to thread the machine and all the stitching etc. I would definitely book for further classes.

Nikki Smallhorne Feb 2022


Pam was a wonderful teacher. Super helpful.
Easy to park and get to the lesson value for money reasonable - be good to have a discount for more booked.
Learned lots of hunts and tips and how to use the machine correctly !
Thankyou would recommend !

Kathryn Curran Feb 2022


Pam was fantastic teaching my daughter Evie. She was patient, kind and went through all the steps thoroughly to ensure she understood the instructions. My daughter is feeling much more confident and excited to start using her machine.

Susan Long Feb 2022


Excellent all round, June was brilliant and helped with buttonholes on my Janome machine, which I am now proficient at Excellent value for money, but this should be able to be booked through store. Not everyone is able to do

Mark Rose Feb 2022


My daughter loved this course The teacher (Jan) was so helpful and patient with her and was very impressed with her level of skill. Please pass on our thanks and i would highly recommend Jan to anyone on this course! :)

Rowan Timmins Feb 2022


I took my 9 year old daughter for a workshop on how to use a sewing machine. We bought her a pink beginners machine for her birthday but after failing to understand the instructions and You Tube videos I decided to book one of your workshops. The venue was great and we felt really comfortable. Laura our instructor was extremely helpful, thorough and friendly and any questions we had, she answered them with great knowledge. Both me and my daughter were so excited afterwards and felt inspired to start sewing our own things. Once the workshop was finished, we went and bought some fabric to go and make our dog some bandanas. We cant wait to start out sewing journey and after Laura's help, we both feel much more confident to try something we otherwise thought was too scary. The only way we would improve the workshop was Laura struggled with getting electricity to the workshop table so had a fight getting lots of extension cables plugged in and she even nearly tripped over the wire at one point. If you could get electricity to the area safely that would be much better and safer.

Dhanisha Vora Feb 2022


Aimee was so lovely as a teacher! I got some great tips on the basics of sewing and even took home my work. She was very kind and patient and took some time to show me the essential things to buy for sewing after the session! Would 100% recommend for anyone :)

Emily Passmore Feb 2022


Fantastic lesson from a very knowledgeable tutor. My daughter is fully enthusiastic to put the lessons into practice. The lesson covered the machine setup and basic techniques.

Sophie Whybrow Feb 2022


Lovely teacher, super straightforward and explained in an easy-to-understand way. If you would like to learn the basics of how to use your sewing machine, you will like this course. Thank you :)

Barbara Petford Feb 2022


Teacher was very helpful and patient. The venue was good but could have benefited from a higher chair. I refreshed my sewing skills and learnt how to use a needle threader. I recommend the class and will go again soon.

Joanna Wilson Feb 2022


The teacher taught my daughter the basics of a sewing machine and advised us about which one to buy. She was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.

Jacky O'Sullivan Feb 2022


Teacher was amazing. I was really well looked after and felt I learned lots while there.

Would book again!

Ines Monteiro Feb 2022


I really enjoyed the sewing workshop and thought it was really great value for money!
Barbara is a great teacher and talked me through the basics as I had never touched a sewing machine before. I left feeling very positive about wanting to take on sewing as a hobby! I would definitely recommend this workshop :)

Emma Holford Feb 2022


Caroline was a lovely patient teacher. Unfortunately the sewing machine wasn't working properly but I felt I still learnt some valuable skills and feel confident enough to continue using my own sewing machine.

Mary Harris Feb 2022


Teacher was good answered all questions.
So much easier to explain in person.
Thank you.

Jolene Bunting Feb 2022


I took my 8 year old and the lady was great with her which I was worried about as workshop isn't really got children but Amanda was amazing

One-to-one Sewing Workshop review by Jolene Bunting

Elizabeth Fajuyigbe Feb 2022


We had a session with a lady called Leah! It was to teach my 10 year old the basics of spring. She is very knowledgeable friendly and provided us with all we needed. She was patient and kind! Both me and my son really enjoyed the sessions. The environment was comfy. We will def be booking more sessions

Lauren McKinlay Feb 2022


Delia was fab, very informative and helpful. Learnt about the machine and how to use it.

Isobel Feb 2022


Danny was really patient and helpful I feel like I learned exactly how the hobby craft sewing machine works.

Shauna Devlin Feb 2022


Amanda at Abbeycentre was fantastic! Explained everything to my daughter and was patient with her while showing her the basics of the machine. Only home and my daughter is away upstairs to get started herself now! Thank you so much

One-to-one Sewing Workshop review by Shauna Devlin

Krisztina Varga Feb 2022


Today I had sewing workshop with Anna. She was very nice and helpful. She taught me how to use my machine, basic sewing techniques. I am more confident now to start this new hobby. In the end of class She gave me more sheets to practice as well. Thank you

Molly Swift Feb 2022


Excellent class, the member of staff was really approachable and friendly.
Started at the very beginning with threading the machine and covered a lot of troubleshooting issues. Made my daughter feel very comfortable.

Rachel Monk Feb 2022


I had a lesson with Emily today and she was absolutely great. She answered all my questions with patience and explained anything I didn't understand no matter how trivial they seemed. Emily then helped me sew a drawstring bag which has been my goal and I'm so chuffed with it! She also checked that I knew all the basics for setting a machine up and the commonly used 'tools'. I picked up so many little tricks from her too. Thank you so much Emily!

Clare Hassell Feb 2022


Amanda was absolutely lovely.she was very patient and showed me everything at least twice or more and that is what I liked.the sewing machine was provided and I actually bought the same onethe class was very good value for money.

Kathryne Ellinger Feb 2022


I learnt so much from this workshop. It was incredible, Becky was so patient and understanding. She made me feel comfortable to ask those silly basic questions. She was stood there waiting for me which was so lovely I had a brilliant hour and I cannot wait to set up my sewing machine and start crafting :)

Louisa Taperell Feb 2022


A huge thank you to Chloe! Wow! She was amazing with my daughter and her knowledge was great. She shared ideas and troubleshooting fixes with us. Chloe explained step by step and her instructions were easy to follow. At the end of the session we walked away with confidence and couldn’t wait to start sewing. Thank you Chloe, we will be back x

Charlotte Bradley Feb 2022


Chloe was a great teacher. Very information, helpful. And gave great advice and support
We are beginners so it was great

Jess Wakeham Feb 2022


Super lesson with Julia and learnt lots of good ideas to help me with sewing

Elizabeth Callow Feb 2022


I had a one to one sewing workshop where I wanted to be shown how to use zipper foot on my machine. Workshop by Kelly was very informative. All in all great hour of tuition and value for money.

Adam Howes Feb 2022


Honestly, I have never received such personal customer service before. Kate was absolutely fantastic with my daughter from start to finish and her enthusiasm really shines through when delivering the lesson. My daughter has come away so positive and motivated to do more sewing and it really is because of Kate and her fantastic knowledge and enthusiasm. Kate is a credit to not only herself but to Hobbycraft as a company. Thank you so much!

Ruth Merttens Feb 2022


The teacher, Jo, was absolutely lovely and my granddaughter aged 14, said she learned loads. Jo was patient and kind and very knowledgeable.

Emily Clarke Feb 2022


This was amazing! Karen was so helpful, patient and encouraging to my daughter. She gave us lots of troubleshooting tips, lots of guidance and was really warm and friendly. I would highly recommend this course and I’m sure that we’ll book another once my daughter gets on to sone more challenging sewing projects.
Thank you Karen, we arrived home 5 minutes ago & all I can hear from my daughters room is the sounds of her machine! Xx

One-to-one Sewing Workshop review by Emily Clarke

Lucinda Clark Feb 2022


Jacqui was very helpful and made the session fun for my sister. We thoroughly enjoyed it and it was clear that she was very experienced in her craft and very talented.
Thank you to Jacqui

Hayley Percival Feb 2022


Ruth was excellent, I really benefited from a 1-2-1. She showed me how to set up sewing machine and gave me time to practice. Ruth then showed me several different stitch types and gave me lots of hints & tips learned from her years of experience. Ruth also showed me how to resolve some issues with ease. Just what I needed!

Rhian Pippins Feb 2022


Just had a fantastic 1 to 1 sewing lesson with Julie. All the basics were covered well and I had fantastic advice for a sewing project I'm about to start.
Highly recommended ☺️

Melissa Borsch Feb 2022


Very good value for money.
Knowledgeable teacher.
Lots covered in the hour.
The class was for my day who is learning to use her sewing machine; she is now on the go, with improved confidence.

Sophie-Rose McCready Feb 2022


Very good teacher.
Explained each step clearly.
Very enjoyable and worthwhile.
Will return next week.

Mary Grant Feb 2022


A very pleasant hour, learned a lot.
A great teacher and very methodical and tolerant.

Really enjoyed the hour’s lesson.

One-to-one Sewing Workshop review by Mary Grant Sydney

Heidi Miller Feb 2022


Had a fab lesson with Lisa G. Did the basics of ‘get to know my new sewing machine’. Plus some basic sewing such as button holes. Ignore email when they tell you not to bring your machine - you do need to take your sewing machine. Lisa will ring beforehand to confirm this. She was kind and understanding and no question(s) was a silly question.
Would defo book another workshop based on this experience.

Samantha Paul Feb 2022


Sarah was very approachable and friendly, felt like I'd known her for years. She explained everything thoroughly without making me feel like a novice. Using equipment and materials instilled confidence, couldn't wait to get back home and give it a try. Loved the reassurance that if I still struggle after today that the team at Hobbycraft will be happy to help out. Fantastic lesson just wish I'd done this much sooner

Julia Reveler Feb 2022


First of all the ease of booking, then the venue is great. Lots of space to work and learn. All materials provided, ready set up to go. Val the teacher was amazing. I have learnt what I needed to, step by step. Came away happy and confident. I would definitely do another workshop at Tunbridge Wells site.

Tina Hanrahan Feb 2022


Mel was a great teacher today… It was my first time using a sewing machine and she had a lot of patience! I will be booking another lesson!

Olivia Judd Feb 2022


The teacher was really helpful. She helped me to rectify beginner errors, how to do extras I hadn't figured out myself like buttons, button holes and zips and then tips and tricks to make things easier. The test drive fabrics with stitch patterns to follow were really useful in learning to control my machine. It would almost be worth having these available to purchase separately if you can't do the class.

Whilst the site says not to bring your own machine I did just in case and was glad I did as it meant my machine specific problems could be solved. The teacher also said it was better for that reason. She did have a machine that I could have used (Singer) but it wasn't the same as mine (Hobbycraft 19s).

I left feeling significantly more confident and looking forward to creating more projects and progressing!

Adam McLeod Feb 2022


The staff member I worked with was very sweet, helpful, knowledgeable and I left feeling like I had really learnt a lot. I was initially a little uncomfortable about it being in the middle of the shop floor but in hindsight it was actually quite nice to have things going on around me.

Jacqui Hazell Feb 2022


I booked the reasonably priced session to become more familiar with my unused sewing machine.
The tutor, Tracy,
was very reassuring, calm and explained all of the basics in a very clear and understandable way.
Threading the machine, different options of stitching, tension, and buttonholes,
all of which I am now optimistic that I will be able to do for myself.
Thankyou.

Jacqueline Schofield Feb 2022


Anita was great she put me at my ease very down to earth she gave me confidence .
I learned a lot from how to use my machine and future project ideas the venue is nice an private I was also shown materials and sewing tool that will be useful. I came away feeling happy and relaxed with what I’d learned I would love to be going back for more tuition thank you so much

Amanda Brocklehurst Feb 2022


Teacher was great very knowledgeable she made me feel at ease.
Location was great learning area very spacious.
Price is ok for one to one.
I came away feeling confident enough to be able try and use my new janome machine at home.

Ann Scarfe Feb 2022


My teacher, was extremely good, I have learned so much about my machine that I bought from Hobycraft, lots of fabulous stitches

One-to-one Sewing Workshop review by Ann Scarfe

Claire Stafford Feb 2022


Joanne was brilliant. So knowledgable and talented. Really friendly and easy to talk to. I had a lovely hour in my 121 session and looking forward to coming back again soon. Left the session feeling very excited.

Teresa Wheeler Feb 2022


Lovely calm and informative . Will do more courses and tell friends. Reasonable price. And got cup of tea

Ellie Rowe Feb 2022


I had my sewing lesson 08/02/22 with Deborah and it was fantastic. Deborah is amazing and made everything very clear and easy to follow. She made my sewing lesson fun and enjoyable and clearly knows her stuff. I had the most fun afternoon and learnt exactly what i had needed to for my project. Deborah was kind and understanding and nothing was too much trouble for her. I highly recommend going for a lesson i loved it so much i might book another one :)

Sophie-Rose McCready Feb 2022


The teacher, Clare, was excellent. Explained each step very clearly. Booked again for next week.

Gillian Gough Feb 2022


I found the class with Judith to be inspirational. I haven't used a sewing machine for nearly 30 years but she put me at ease straight away and it wasn't long before I had mastered threading the bobbin and the needle. The test pieces were precisely what I needed to gain confidence in actually using the machine and the lesson was pitched at the right level for me as a returning sewer. I look forward my next lesson with Judith when I hope to take my first steps to trying out a project with my Fat Squares. In the meantime, I am using the test pieces she gave me to gain more confidence with the sewing machine.

Lottie Hewings Feb 2022


Our teacher was fantastic. She was a great help, went above and beyond for us. I would recommend to everyone.

Lynda Dugmore Feb 2022


when I arrived I was asked what sewing machine I had home and was told they did not have that one and I should have brought my own. Before going to the class I checked on the website and it specifically says do not take your own machine so I was confused.

The teacher was good and demonstrated how the machine she was using worked. I had a go too.

Perhaps it should say on the website that this a generic lesson as machines vary.

Diana Stenning Feb 2022


Pam was an excellent teacher. She not only demonstrated lots of stitches but I had lots of practice and it made me feel so much more confident

Donna Hennessey Feb 2022


I wanted to get to grips with understanding dressmaking patterns and the terms and markings. Ann went through all the details with me, including how to cut the patterns, and the materials. I wanted to build my confidence to try an item of clothing and this workshop definitely has made me feel more confident to give it a go at home.

Kathryn Taylor Feb 2022


Anita was incredible - I had no idea how a sewing machine worked and I felt daunted by how many steps there were to get going - but as soon as she sat me down I knew I was in good hands. She took me through the set up steps until I got it on my own and showed me two machines - I ended up buying one and I'm in love Super helpful also she reminded me that I could call or come back and ask for help any time. We are so lucky to have a hobby craft with such fabulous staff so close to home. I got home, got my fabulous new sewing machine up and running and started making - I'm not very good yet but I'm loving it! Please find below the bag I made

One-to-one Sewing Workshop review by Kathryn Taylor

Julie Elleray Feb 2022


Had a false start as they didn't have my sewing machine, so the lady, Clare, kindly offered me a 2nd session with me taking my own machine. This worked out great and I learnt what I wanted.

Margaret Nicholson Feb 2022


James and Amanda made it enjoyable. Venue was good. Materials were provided. Some information had to be looked up on Google regarding the reason for my booking the session.

Becky Pardey Feb 2022


Great value for money, great teacher. Set up my machine and showed me the basics and then got me started on a project. Thank you Gillian!

Sowjanya Myle Feb 2022


Julie was a great teacher, she is very informative and helpful. She gave advice on what I am working on.

Sandy Lyfrd Feb 2022


Brilliant 1:1 session with Louise , came away feeling confident to use my machine. Louise shared her skill and expertise in a friendly manner, sharing really useful top tips - thank you

Claire Thomson Feb 2022


Great workshop- Jessica worked at the pace I needed, and spent time on the areas I wanted to focus on. Really glad I did it!

Jacqueline Whittaker Feb 2022


Keiran was a very good teacher. I feel I understand a lot more about how to set up and start to use my machine after the session. I have a lot more confidence to start small projects. The venue was central and easy to find and the area in the store was nice and quiet.

Rebekah Tunster Feb 2022


The tutor was very helpful and friendly. We covered all the things I wanted and I enjoyed practicing using the guides. Thank you Ida for your help.

Fiona Baldwin Feb 2022


It was great. Lovely to spend an hour face-to-face. My teacher was very patient and kind and attentive. It just gave me the confidence to get back to sewing again. I would certainly recommend it.

Judy Stafford Feb 2022


A very good experience, learnt allot about my new machine and what tension and settings to use, types of needles and cotton to use for what I wanted to do. Delia was very lovely who had time and patience with me. Would recommend this tuition good value for the money

Emmie Smith Feb 2022


I just love it every time. Great teacher very patient. I can’t wait until my next lesson.

Kelly Lockwood Feb 2022


Explained everything that I needed help with in a way that I understood. It was a one to one workshop so I was able have a few opportunities to go on the machine. I was also advised on what tasks I can start with that are easier.

Louise Bennett Feb 2022


Great workshop with Carol! I'm a beginner so wasn't sure what to expect but Carol was very knowledgeable and patient and taught me loads! Thank you!
I would highly recommend!

Hayley Barnsley Feb 2022


Thoroughly enjoyed my lesson with Emma, nothing was too much trouble & she was very patient. Emma taught me how to work my machine & helped me to purchase everything I needed to continue my sewing journey. I will be booking another lesson with her in a few weeks time

Marie Turner Jan 2022


Ruth was an excellent teacher, very informative and patient, explained everything I needed to know very competently.

Nicole Rich Jan 2022


Farnborough is very well organised but could do with more space Charlotte was really good and more than happy to assist with any questions or change of direction on what we were talking about. Definately booking with her again!
Maybe more space for where the workshop is help

Sandra Cosgrove Jan 2022


I just wanted to go over the basics of using a sewing machine as I haven’t used one since I was at school and had forgotten everything. Donna was very patient and explained things very simply and clearly for me. Made me want to go home and practice what I’d learned.

Catriona Drew Jan 2022


Really helpful thanks so much! Learnt a lot am definately ready to start sewing now!

Alison Holowko Jan 2022


Had 1-1 with Kieran. He knows his stuff! Very informative for a total novis like me Now I know how to set up my machine I’m rearing to go

Donna Clegg Jan 2022


My experience was very informative and I went away feeling much more confident about using my sewing machine. Well worth it

Karen Moore Jan 2022


Pat was great. She was clear and concise and went through everything I needed to know to get me started. I took a sample of the material for my project and was able to practice sewing on it which was so helpful. I'm really pleased I booked the class. The only thing I would say is it would have been good to have access to different machines.

Sam Archibald Jan 2022


Katie was lovely, she was welcoming, knowledgeable and made me feel absolutely at ease.
I was able to start at the point I wanted to and learn. Katie reassured me the whole time and we had a laugh.
I would definitely recommend one of these sessions and once I have been and had a play, I will be booking another one to learn more skills.
Thank you so much I feel liberated and confident to use my sewing machine now.

John Voce Jan 2022


I really enjoyed it and Chloe was excellent and patient with her instruction.
Well worth doing.

Jasmine Kirby Jan 2022


Lovely tutor very friendly and helpful answered everything competently and offered lots of useful tips

Lorna Livingstone Jan 2022


Absolutely lovely lady , knew about the machines and the one l have. Very nice setting for the class. I will be seeing her again.

Jane Dring Jan 2022


My teacher was Donna and she was friendly and welcoming . The staff were surprised that I had been instructed by email Not to bring my own machine so had to find a machine the same as the one I own.
I had prepared questions and Donna worked through all of them. I was not offered the chance to use the machine myself but I was able to watch Donna demonstrate how to select and use the different stitches, also how to maintain the machine.

Pat Henderson Jan 2022


Carly was friendly and helpful and patient. . She gave me the information and showed me how to sew each piece of a pattern I brought with me. I wish to start sewing again after a very long time and I would be happy to book again with Carly if I need help. Thank you

Yvonne Pearce Jan 2022


My teacher was very friendly and informative. The venue was nice and quiet so I could concentrate and his instructions were very helpful. I very much enjoyed my visit

Sarah Kyle Jan 2022


Debbie (Crawley branch) was absolutely fantastic. I learnt such a huge amount in just an hour. (Albeit not what I had planned to learn) I am so very grateful to her for adapting best she could under difficult circumstances. She also walked me around the store after and gave me sound advice on additional tools and products I may need. A wonderful asset to your team and company.


Difficult circumstances - although I read the email instructions clearly, to not bring my sewing machine with me, on arrival was told I needed my sewing machine to do my course. This meant I was unable to complete my hour as I should have.

"To bring:

- Details of the sewing machine, technique or project you would like help with

- Please do not bring your own Sewing Machine, there will be machines provided in store"

Emily Hefford Jan 2022


Lisa is a great teacher, she gives my daughter all the confidence with gentle praising on her sewing machine lessons.
Lisa explains everything so she understands. My daughters sewing machine lessons are truly her highlight of the week.

Liz Jeffery Jan 2022


Anita was fantastic informative, patient and entertaining. I went from not knowing how to thread a machine to buying a pattern for dungarees on the way out!
Well worth the time and money

Teresa Bromfield Jan 2022


My teacher Katie in Derby was brilliant. I think the training area needs to be moved some people might feel nervous and exposed to customers walking around them.
I think you could do with better materials. Also better if the teacher knows beforehand exactly what the person needs from the lesson. Couldn’t fault Katie though. Not sure about £15 charge maybe needs to reflect individual needs in the class some I think should be cheaper some depending on materials used could be more expensive. Also people should take their own machines , I was lucky they had my machine type to practice on but that might not be the case for everyone, and the sim is surely to get to know your own machine and it’s capabilities. Having said everything, I love that I was able to do it invaluable for me to get going with a machine again.

Ernest Jacobs Jan 2022


Luke, a manager, took the class. I specifically wanted to cover the HC8100. I am a complete beginner to sewing and I wanted a sewing machine that had start/stop, reverse, stitch locking and up/down buttons on the machine. I wanted to be able to sew very slowly at a steady speed and I wanted it to create a stitch lock at the beginning and at the end of a seam.
Luke was very patient and demonstrated the above for me. And than I had a go myself. The only trouble was the stitch locking of
a zig/zag stitch that created a lump of thread at the stitch lock at the end of the seam.
This is to be resolved before purchasing this model.

Gaye Grimmond Jan 2022


I have been receiving help from Hobbycraft, in Stevenage, to understand my own, old and temperamental sewing machine better. Today threw up some technical challenges but, with Karen's dogged determination and help from her manager, the issues were resolved and I went home armed with new knowledge and confidence about how to tackle operational problems on my machine as will as new sewing skills. Thank you ladies, I am so very grateful to you. Because my instuctor works part time, I would love to be able to book my next lessons in store at a time when she is in, without the need to ring the store separately after booking online.

Sue Speed Jan 2022


Kate was absolutely fantastic from start to finish
Kate was so knowledgeable and showed me how to use my machine
I had some projects in mind that I wanted to try and Kate was full of ideas how I could do these
A credit to hobbycraft Peterborough

Naomi Henderson-Moore Jan 2022


What’s brilliant workshop
Brought my grandmas old sewing machine and she got me up and running on it - ready to practice
I cannot recommend highly enough
Thank you

One-to-one Sewing Workshop review by Naomi Henderson-Moore Sydney

Ashleigh Connolly Jan 2022


I enjoyed this class very much. Amanda was great, very chatty & informative, couldn't believe it was her 1st time teaching as she was so relaxed, friendly and made learning easy for someone who hasn't been near a sewing machine for many years. Great job would highly recommend

Michele Relmy Jan 2022


Sarah adapted her teaching to my needs & sewing machine and was very patient. a good experience.

Caitlin Jell-Bunney Jan 2022


An incredibly helpful workshop taught by very kind and patient staff. Learnt great amounts all in an hour, about sewing machines and different types of sewing techniques.

Lee Beckett Jan 2022


Louise was amazing! She answered all our questions, helped us with patterns, techniques and useful tips, and was just so talented! Thank you Louise for the best experience, my daughter has come home and made herself a pair of trousers, huge thank you to you!

Tracy Cressey Jan 2022


I attended the one to one sewing class to learn how to use my new sewing machine. The cost was £15 and in my opinion was a fair price to pay. My teacher Sue was friendly, kind and very knowledgeable about the sewing machine and all its functions. Materials were provided to enable me to have a play. I was at ease during the whole workshop and have now the confidence to start to make things on my own machine.

Courtney Gunn Jan 2022


Aimee was so helpful and kind and took the time to answer all my questions. It felt really professional but relaxed and I’ve definitely picked up some tips to try on my next projects. Thanks so much, I’ll definitely be back for another lesson!

Emmie Smith Jan 2022


Absolutely brilliant. Great teacher, great work space and excellent facilities. I can't wait to go back.

Gail Threlfall Jan 2022


The workshop was with the machine I own which allowed me to realise its potential.
Sophie was patient and knowledgable and the hour flew by.

Tamsin Koxak Jan 2022


Carol is an awesome awesome lady, I had a lesson on the 13 Jan. carol taught me everything I wanted to know and made it so easy to follow. I had a very enjoyable one-to-one and would definitely recommend her.
Tamsin Kozak

Ann Worrall Jan 2022


Workshop was brilliant.
Teacher was lovely, very supportive and very knowledgable. I was asked if I had my machine with me but told her I didn’t as the email said not to. Issue very quickly resolved. Machine and materials provided.
Showed me lots of things I can do with my machine and gave me a lot of confidence.

Jean Milford Jan 2022


Friendly and so patient. Really glad I went. Thank you. I’m looking forward to using my machine now.

April Chambers-Baird Jan 2022


Great teacher, learnt enough to get me started, really enjoyed it and good content. Thankyou.

Gaye Grimmond Jan 2022


I have not seen my sewing machine in thirty years and have searched and searched for someone to reaquaint me with my own sewing machine. I had a lesson with Karen yesterday and she was absolutley brilliant at familiarising me with the machine and its functions. She has got me started after all these years, I am so excited. I have another lesson booked for next week and I can't wait. Thank you Karen for being so personable and patient. You are an absolute delight as a tutor.

Gaye

Linda Hutchinson Jan 2022


Karen is a fabulous tutor. She had incredible patience for this complete novice. She is a credit to hobbycraft and I throughly enjoyed our session. As an ex teacher I admire her skills. Thank you tremendously for all your help. Linda

Dorothy Tozer Jan 2022


My hour long sewing machine lesson was very good, I brought a new singer machine and the lesson was to show me how to use it. I only hope I can remember how to put the bobbin into the machine it seems rather complicated, I have had a singer machine for over 50 years and it finally gave up. The young lady called Julia was a very pleasant person and knew what she was doing, I only hope what she showed me is implanted in my brain.

Abbyblood Jan 2022


Very enjoyable lesson, Dany taught the basic skills of a Hobbycraft 19s sewing machine. Fabric was provided to make a seat cover, she also cut the padding to size.
Thorough and Happy to go that bit further.
Highly recommended!

Preia Challenger Jan 2022


Fantastic teacher was extremely patient and very thorough in their teaching. My daughter absolutely loved it, it exceeded all expectations!

Sharon Auger Jan 2022


Booked a session for my 11 year old niece as had purchased her first sewing machine. Donna was very helpful and great with her instructions in helping her "get to know" her new machine as a complete beginner. Would recommend

Deborah Tonkin Jan 2022


Excellent session with Rosie who is an excellent communicator & explains instruction in easy to understand manner. She is very patient & happy to answer lots of questions.
I had made a simple patchwork table runner but needed to add bias binding to finish, having difficulty with corners & joining binding together.
I was shown how to do this & have come away with everything pinned together & further instructions ie pressing so now just have to sew it all up which I feel confident to do.
I wilk definitely book a sewing workshop with Rosie again.

Helen Roberts Jan 2022


Jenny was very friendly, and helpful my daughter really enjoyed the sewing class. Would definitely recommend.

Elizabeth Landers Jan 2022


We loved it it was Dina DJ we learnt so much thankyou ! We came home and made the cushion! ☺️

One-to-one Sewing Workshop review by Elizabeth Landers Sydney

June Piper Jan 2022


Excellent, the member of staff was kind, very patient, and, showed me everything I wanted to know. I would recommend 100%. If I had known about these classes, I would have invested in a sewing machine a long time ago. The sewing machine I brought there was a reasonable price for what I needed it for.

Emmie Smith Jan 2022


Great teacher, my daughter really enjoyed it. She said the teacing area was great and very quiet. She can't wait to go back.

Jennifer Dourado Jan 2022


Anne was a lovely patient teacher and made me feel very welcome and comfortable I high recommended the class

One-to-one Sewing Workshop review by Jennifer Dourado

Ilke Coetzee Jan 2022


She was really helpful and patient and answered all my questions. Will definitely recommend this!

Abigail Merrett Jan 2022


Linda was great, told me what I needed to know and showed me on the machine. Let me have a go too - just what I needed and feel confident to use my machine now. Thank you so much

Sally Parton Jan 2022


Teacher was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. I felt at ease with her. The venue was great, warm and plenty of room. All materials available. Would highly recommend x

Hagit Heffron Jan 2022


It was Super ! Thank you very much Annette! Looking forward to make stuff and learn more

Jessica Lutkin Jan 2022


This was such a useful and practical session, with the most super teacher. She was very patient, gave clear instruction and really built my confidence in using a sewing machine.

Faith Corry Jan 2022


my teacher was charlie and she was very nice. i learned a lot and now i can sew properly

Sarita Dadhra Jan 2022


Answered everything and was very informative! Will definitely be back for more classes.
Thank you

Catriona Moore Jan 2022


I was having trouble with working my own sewing machine, Tracey was so nice and helpful.
I'd book again.
Plymouth store is clean, easy to get to and there's loads of parking.

Laura Palaparthy Jan 2022


My 11 year old had a sewing machine for Christmas and has never used one before. This lesson was great as instructor learnt her how to set machine up, what all the buttons were for, how to thread machine and she also provided material and went through practice stitching. Lesson lasted full hour and they made sure the machine used was the same as my daughters.
Will definitely book more in the future.
Worth £15.

Saul Sheepy Jan 2022


Charlie was an excellent tutor for my 10 year old son on how to use his sewing machine for specific tasks.
She was very understanding and communicated well with him. Everyone is store was very friendly.

Simon Smith Jan 2022


Very enthusiastic and helpful teacher who related to our 10 year old daughter very well.

Elizabeth Nunn Jan 2022


Claire was kind and patient. She helped me gain new skills and start a new project. It was lots of fun.

Elizabeth aged 10

Wendy Leeson Jan 2022


The lesson was really great! I wanted to learn about my new machine and get my confidence back after not sewing for 8 years
My teacher was very kind, patient and a really great teacher and a wonderful caring person.
Highly recommend her!

Shaymaa Hosni Jan 2022


Great workshop for my 9 year old daughter who has recently started sewing on a hobbycraft sewing machine. The set up was great and our teacher very knowledgeable pitching it at the perfect level and had the chance to ask all of our questions.

Mrs Webster Jan 2022


Day is so knowledgeable and very patient. She explai s everything step-by-step and I learnt how to do a button hole, sew the button on fabric using the machine and we even managed to make a small zip pouch. I was very impressed and now know what all my attachments are for too. Thanks Dany you are an amazing teacher. Sarah x

One-to-one Sewing Workshop review by Mrs Webster

Ian Spence Jan 2022


The session was excellent and Aimee was a good teacher. She taught me to use a sewing machine for the first time and allowed me to try it. She showed us different machines and we came back later that day and purchased one. I would recommend Aimee and this course.

One-to-one Sewing Workshop review by Ian Spence

Sashi Kissun-Gray Jan 2022


I booked the one to one sewing workshop for my 12 year old daughter. We bought her a sewing machine for Christmas. She wanted to learn how to thread the machine and how to sew materials together. She was taught how to do this by her tutor Sophia, who was very good with her and she had excellent knowledge of how the machine works. My daughter really enjoyed the lesson and feels confident to sew on her own. I would recommend the workshop, as it was organised and they provided a great service.
Mrs. K-Gray

Danielle Sutch Jan 2022


Really enjoyed my sewing one to one workshop, Maria showed me how I set up my machine etc and was really helpful Would definitely book another :)

Mairead O'Sullivan Jan 2022


I went to Exeter to meet Julie for an introduction to my sewing machine. I was so lucky to get Julie as she was patient and friendly and so helpful. She is clearly very knowledgable and could answer all my questions with ease. Thank you Julie you were so good I feel confident to get out my machine and start a new project.

Donna Morrow Jan 2022


My 9 year old and I attended the class in Belfast. Our teacher was Clare who was lovely and very helpful. She was very patient with us as we are complete beginners.
We definitely learnt alot from this 1 hour course and will book again for another workshop once we get going with the sewing!

Rachel Athey Jan 2022


Friendly and informative session going through the basics of sewing machine use with my 8-year-old daughter. We covered setting up the machine, straight/zig-zag stitching and button holes. Jo was a very patient and positive teacher who obviously has a wealth of experience to draw on. Lots of useful tips and advice given. Thank you!

Ann Tennet Jan 2022


Excellent teacher very patient and kept asking me what I wanted to know and practice . Helped me greatly and I learnt some great tips, Shop was very clean and warm and excellent area to work on. Would def recommend and use this service again.

Craig Symons Jan 2022


The teacher was great and very informing. I really enjoyed it. I now look forward to using my sewing machine.

Joanne Charlton Jan 2022


Really enjoyed my session. Lisa G was very knowledgeable and has helped immensely. Would recommend

Nikki Bailey Jan 2022


Ruth was amazing, so friendly, patient and encouraging. She tailored the session to my questions and specifics I wanted to cover. I left feeling inspired and ready to get going. Will definitely rebook for more in depth sessions and would highly recommend to everyone.

Fiona Maccoll Jan 2022


A great introduction to using a sewing machine. Demi took me through the basics to get me started- stitches, hems, zips and also showed me where in the shop I would be able to find the equipment I would need. I would thoroughly recommend this & would definitely go back again when/if I need further help.

Giuseppina Frisso Jan 2022


We had a one ro one sewing lesson with Hannah in stevenage today. She was extremely helpful. Patient and knowledgeable. Gave concise and clear instructions
Y daughter thoroughly enjoyed the session. We came with work sheets to practice on . And will be definitely be booking further sessions so my daughter can develop her skulls and follow through with a project
As a beginner class it was well thought of. I would love if ypu could have a 4 week workshop. Where one can learn different techniques and come away with a finished item. Brilliant.

Susan Broccoli Jan 2022


Kate was great in explaining how to do the things I needed. She was patient and showed me around a machine which was similar to mine thankfully. Would definitely use her again for advise. :-)

Point to note: booking says to NOT bring your machine, but was asked if I'd got mine with me. Needs to be more explanatory on whether you do need it or not.

Jodie Hall Jan 2022


I booked the class for my 9 year old daughter after buying her a sewing machine for Christmas. She had her lesson with Ruth who was very friendly and patient with my daughter. She taught her how to set up the machine and also a range of stitches including a button hole. My daughter was very happy at the end of her lesson and keen to get started. I also learned how to help my daughter with things at home as I have never used a sewing machine before. Thanks Ruth

Saloni Dalal Jan 2022


I attended the session today. Clare was amazing. I highly recommend this course to beginners.

Ellie Archer Dec 2021


First sewing machine experience for 11 year old granddaughter . Julie was kind, patient and highly informative as to which sewing machine to buy.
Would highly recommend this workshop, fantastic one to one tuition for £15.
One very happy granddaughter who loved her sewing machine on Christmas Day.

Jane Corio Dec 2021


The class was really good and I feel more confident in using the machine. Would recommend.

Holland Guthrie Dec 2021


The teacher Suzanne was amazing, asked me what I wanted to get out of the class and helped me with everything I needed more confidence with. The materials provided were very helpful.

Karen Brooke Dec 2021


Sue was brilliant with my Daughter.
The 1hr time was perfect and great value.
My daughter learnt how to use her new sewing machine and even made a shopping bag.
My daughter is looking forward to her next lesson.

Kimberley Gillis Dec 2021


I booked this for my 9 year old daughter who wants a sewing machine off Santa the class was perfect she really took everything in the teacher was fabulous with her really boosted my daughter’s confidence and thought her little hint and tips to help her remember things my daughter came away perfectly confident in threading up a machine and how to do a range of different stitches she was given guide material to practice lines on and even came away with a few to do at home I’d definitely recommend this class to anyone

Karen Tucker Dec 2021


Instructor listened to what I wanted to learn and the class was exactly what I was looking for.

Mary Murray Dec 2021


My second workshop was fabulous today even with the the run up to Christmas shopping scramble. We covered exactly what top I needed to sew to wear on Christmas Day! My sewing confidence is improving thank you!

Adam Grove Dec 2021


Karen was so clear and patient. Great hands on session. Really helpful and encouraging. Thanks.

Fiona Jones Dec 2021


Such a wonderful service to offer!
Nalda was extremely knowledgeable & helpful in showing my daughter how to use the sewing machine. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed the lesson and now feels more confident practising at home. Highly recommend Thank you

Joanna Davis Dec 2021


My trainer, Donna, was absolutely lovely. She couldn’t have been more helpful. She really went though my machine with me and I learned so much! I would really