Private Sewing Class

Pick up some useful sewing basics in this London class!

1 hour Class size 1 on 1

label £26 - £68 (£26 for Child, £30 for Student, £36 for Adult, £44 for 2 Children, £52 for 2 Students, £68 for 2 Adults)

Whether you're a beginner or an improver, this private class in Canning Town will ignite your passion for textile art and show you how to sew.

You'll get a one-on-one experience with a patient and supportive teacher Claire who is ready to demonstrate and guide you through some sewing techniques. You'll be provided with sewing tools, a few types of fabrics, and sewing machine, so all you need to worry about is learning some fun new skills and being creative.

This sewing class is completely designed around what you want to learn about the sewing machine and the abilities you already have. Prepare a few ideas of what you'd like to achieve, and your teacher will help you make all your sewing dreams come true! You will be asked at the checkout to input a few ideas of what to learn. Don't worry if you change your mind, this just gives your teacher time to prepare.

Once this class is over, you will take home everything you make to inspire you to pick up some more simple sewing projects at home. I will also take some pictures and forward them to you afterwards.

If you know someone who has always wanted to sew, this class makes a great gift experience. It's a fun thing to do in London that will get you out of the hustle and bustle and into a fun DIY craft.

You are welcome to bring your own machine.

Please note:
The best transport links are Canning Town station and the D3 bus stop Leamouth/ Orchard Place.

Knowledge required
What you'll get
All equipment is provided and you can take your sewing projects home.
No cloth or haberdashery is provided for projects.
What to bring
  • A notebook and pen.
  • Your enthusiasm to learn!
Suitable for

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 12 years old).

An adult must accompany any attending kids. The adult may observe at the class for free.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum or birthday gift.


Arebyte Studios, Unit 16, Harmony Building, 21 City Island Way, London E14 0QE and Arebyte Studios, 21 City Island Way, London E14 0QE (varies by date; click the date selector to see details)

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Your teacher
The Ethical Tailor
The Ethical Tailor

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My name is Claire and I am The Ethical Tailor. I am the founder of Moxie Craft and Couchman Bespoke an ethical tailors based in Canning Town. I grew up in Harlow, Essex with a creative mother and an entrepreneur father. After gaining a BA(Hons) degree in clothing design and tailoring from Brighton University, I ventured into the world and set up my company to combat the inequalities of the fashion industry I had been subject to.

By creating zero waste through pattern cutting, natural dyeing and sourcing the most sustainable cloth and haberdashery we aim to have very little negative impact on the planet and local people.
Now with 20 years of retail knowledge and 14 years of tailoring experience behind me, I feel confident in my ability to produce clothing that is timeless. Clothing construction is a great passion of mine that sits juxtaposed with a strong interest in the environmental impact of the clothing and textile industry. I aim to be a contributing factor in helping to reduce the environmental impact of the fashion industry whilst educating people about the issue through my workshops and trading fairly within the supply chain.

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Valentina Stoccoro Nov 2023

The teacher was lovely and patient to teach me how to use the sewing machine. I’m excited to do another class with her!

Myrna-Rose Salaman Nov 2023

The class went well, my teacher Claire was very helpful showing me the pattern making. I had a better understanding as we worked along, the pattern paper was provided and I could take it with me so I could follow-up with my sewing project. Thank you Claire and looking forward to see you another time.

Louise Jones Nov 2023

She let me bring my own sewing machine. Sympathetic and very helpful. Supportive and I learnt a lot. Also very understanding of my ADHD quirks in learning. Hope to return in a month.

Textiles class review by Louise Jones - London

Lee Mendeloff Oct 2023

Claire is a great teacher. Very kind and patient. I’ll be booking more lessons for sure.

Harriet Speakman Oct 2023

was an amazing introduction to the sewing machine and different types of stitches! Highly recommend

Daria Lakomkina Oct 2023

Cosy studio and Claire was so helpful! I had gone through what I needed in time for my independent sewing. Will defo recommend and be back soon!

Anonymised ClassBento student Oct 2023

I really enjoyed this class as a complete beginner.
Claire was helpful, patient, and explained everything clearly.
The class is relaxing and we used a variety of textiles to demonstrate different stitches.

Joyce Chukwuma Sep 2023

Today’s class with Claire was great. As someone with no sewing skills, I left the class feeling confident and well informed. Claire is nice and I will book another class. Thank you

Carlos David Florentino Tavarez Sep 2023

It was my first sewing class ever so I had no idea what to expect. I need to make a costume for a performance. I showed Claire my ideas and she advised me on what would be the easiest to make for someone who is an absolute beginner. We worked on making the pattern and I took pictures so that I can study it later and do it by myself. Then Claire gave me the basics on how to use the sewing machine. She was very nice and was very patient with me since certain things were very confusing for me as it was my first time. I’m excited to come back and keep learning.

Kanita Bedeau Aug 2023

Fantastic, creative and supportive teacher. Loved the session and I'll be booking more. Excited to start my sewing journey!

Sandra Farrell Aug 2023

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Claire was welcoming, friendly and helpful. She explained sewing concepts and I gained practical skills. I would recommend Moxie Craft owned by Claire, to anyone interested in learning the craft of Sewing.

Private Sewing Class review by Sandra Farrell - London

Ece Soylu Aug 2023

She was lovely and answered all of my questions. Can’t wait for my next class

Myrna-Rose King Jul 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

It was great meeting Claire a very nice friendly lady. The work environment is good and quiet. Claire showed me some sewing skills and we talked about me learning some other skills like doing pathern. Looking forward for next time.
Thank you Claire

Ellie Eriksson Jun 2023

Claire was brilliant. Friendly and very good at adapting the class to my level. Came away feeling like I've got a handle on a sewing machine now - already booked a session bundle for her garment making class. Highly recommend! :)

Clare Dickson Apr 2023

A really good session to get all my questions answered and help with my confidence to get me going. My teacher was friendly, knowledgeable, supportive and flexible

Dolu Ojan Mar 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

It was a wonderful session

Claire was really polite and committed in ensuring I understood each task

So happy to have joined on a 1 to 1 and would highly recommend.

Vinessa Brant Jan 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Claire was absolutely great! As a complete novice, Claire made me feel so welcome into the Wonderful World of Sewing. The venue was easy to get to, with such a creative vibe. I learnt the basics needed in how to use a sewing machine from threading to learning various stitches.
I throughly enjoyed myself and the time certainly did fly. I have booked another session with Claire as my interest in sewing has now birthed into a deep passion.

Vijeta Mahinthan Jan 2023

Claire was very relaxed and patient. It was a really good introduction to using a sewing machine for a beginner like me and I really enjoyed it! Will be checking out her other classes for sure in the future.

Textiles class review by Vijeta Mahinthan - London

Daniella Baker Jan 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

The class I had with Claire was so good! I’m a complete beginner and asked to learn to use the sewing machine. Claire was ultra prepared for me with materials and kindly gave me advice on sewing machines and throughout the lesson was completely professional amenable to answering questions and also sharing her knowledge with me. This class was one I’d definitely recommend Claire was a lovely teacher and I really enjoyed the pace of the class and content :)

Laura Bua Jan 2023

I really enjoyed my first class of sewing, for an absolute beginner
I learnt different stitching types, how to use the sewing machine, how to thread the machine, how to move the piece of fabric on the machine, how to use the pedal, how to use different stitching for different fabrics. The teacher was so lovely and knowledgeable, patiently answering all my questions. I am so happy with my first lesson.

Kitty Bouet Dec 2022

Wonderful creative experience in a friendly and joyful space. Learned new and practical skills in a fun and relaxed way. Nice way to spend precious free time and in a small docklands oasis

Deirdra Oshea Dec 2022

Claire is a great teacher. I learned so much in 1 hour. Claire is lovely and explains things really well. I will be returning for further lessons. Very enjoyable

Nosa Eke Nov 2022

Claire was so so helpful with detailing how the machine works and it was a bespoke lesson as i could really ask anything about the process while i was doing it and she took care to explain, show me an example or demonstrate. I learned pretty much all the basics of sewing on a machine in one lesson and Claire was a very pleasant and fun teacher! - N

Lee Baker Oct 2022

Mine was the beginners class, this involved a nice steady walk through of the machines controls; then a go at trying to sew some straight seems mostly successfully . Class was just enough to start getting comfy with the pedal and some of the settings

Claudio Lavin Oct 2022

Great and humble teacher.
Felt comfortable walking in there with no knowledge and learnt a lot in a short amount of time.
Will definitely be back for more lessons

Sandra Ceponiene Sep 2022

Im very beginner, but Claire was patient and showed me the basics (she asked me what I already knew about it before starting the lesson ). Great class, and I will definitely return to improve my sewing journey.

Alexandros Bougiouris Dec 2021

The instructor is a very friendly person with attention to detail and willing to make this as enjoyable as possible. Great experience!

Efua Paintsil Nov 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Very useful, but think you need to book longer than an hour if you require cutting the patern and sewing.

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