I attended the sewing for beginners ‘How to make a tote bag’ course, it was exactly what I needed to be more confident in using my sewing machine at home, lots of tips and tricks! The group was about 5 so Lorna had plenty of time to work with us 1:1. I was so happy with my bag and I will definitely make another! (Naomi, Facebook review, January 2020)
Had a very enjoyable time on a recent piped cushion workshop. Lorna, as always, was very helpful and her instructions extremely clear. Looking forward to doing another one as soon as possible 🙂 Thank you Lorna for a lovely time. Keep up the great work. (Hilary, Facebook review, January 2020)
Lorna had a stand at the Christmas Fayre in the Greswolde Hotel Knowle last year. I’m always looking for “Doing Gifts” for my daughters and this was a perfect gift for Christmas. Not being into sewing myself I was thrilled to be able to go with my daughter who loves sewing. The class had only 6 couples so was really relaxed, we had more than enough time with Lorna when we needed help. Her patience is amazing, when Lorna advised that we didn’t have too long left, my daughter said she felt like she was on the sewing bee (I think this is a TV show?!?) even then Lorna was really patient when my daughter was stressing as she still hadn’t quite finished, this wasn’t an issue as Lorna didn’t rush us out at all & gave us plenty of time to make sure she had finished. We had such a lovely time together, will definitely be doing more classes. The price of the class was so reasonable, my daughters birthday is in April & has asked for another “All about the sew” gift, so will be purchasing another class for her to attend soon. (Maggie, 5* Google review, January 2020)
I took my daughter and nieces to one of All About The Sew workshops 18/01/20. It was a great, creative class which was well run and very inspiring. Highly recommended (Katie, 5* Google review, January 2020)
I’ve been wanting to attend one of these workshops for a long time, and finally managed to book myself and my daughter onto a sewing workshop together. It was real bonding time! I thought the set up, guidance and facilitation were excellent, with great venue and facilities. I thoroughly enjoyed it and am already looking forward to my next one with all about the sew! (Sara, 5* Google review, January 2020)
I have been on a fantastic six week course. Lorna takes the time to explain each stage of the process so we can understand and follow. She is very clear with her instructions and is patient and helpful. It has been a pleasure to have been involved in the workshop from a learning and a social point of view. I look forward to Lorna’s plans for further workshops to build on my skills. (Fiona, Facebook review, October 2019)
Thank you!Great zipper course Lorna will be back for more. (5* Facebook review December 2017)(Debbie – zipped pouch class)
A fantastic morning learning all about zips! Lorna took us through it all in such a lovely straightforward manner – it made it all seem easy! Will definitely do another workshop. Thank you! (5* Facebook review November 2017)(Ruth – zipped pouch workshop)
Super Christmas Bunting Class! Excellent tuition in a friendly relaxed environment. Lorna is so patient! Very satisfying to come home with a beautiful set of bunting after only two and a half hours! Can’t wait for the next class to build on what I’ve learned. (5* Facebook review November 2017) (Carol – Bunting class)
I took part in the cushion cover workshop yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it!I have got a machine and had previously bodged my way through sewing curtains and repairs here and there and wanted to get some training. Lorna explained the whole machine which gave me quite a few “Ahhhh!” lightbulb moments. I was taken through each stage, laying out pattern, marking out, cutting, pressing and of course sewing which I can now use on more complex projects. I felt Lorna explained everything in a concise and easily understandable way-explaining pitfalls along the way. I really enjoyed the evening and can’t wait to book onto something else….maybe involving zips next time! (5* Facebook review November 2017) (Joanne – Beginner’s Cushion Workshop)
Having not used a sewing machine since I was in my teens I was unsure how I’d fair getting back in the ‘sewing seat’! When I attended the beginners course to learn how to sew a cushion cover I realised that it does all come flooding back! I’m sure this was mostly because Lorna covered all the basics thoroughly and patiently. She really put me at ease. It’s made me remember what a pleasure it is to sew. I can see some more projects coming on! Thank you for your help. (5* Facebook review October 2017) (Hayley – Beginner’s Cushion Workshop)
I couldn’t recommend these classes enough, thanks so much!I really enjoyed the workshop! I showed my cushion to my son who said it looked “just like the ones you buy in John Lewis” ! The session was ideal for my situation that it started at 7pm and the length was perfect. As a beginner the content was spot on. I liked that at the end of the workshop I had the finished product! I’ll definitely book onto future evening sessions.Thanks again! (Beginners cushion workshop)
Thank you so much for a wonderful sewing workshop! I really enjoyed it and was so pleased to go home with my very own cushion cover. I am really looking forward to getting my machine out and putting the skills you taught me into practice – Roseann. (Beginner’s Cushion Workshop)
Congratulations and well done on an excellent first workshop. I had a lot of fun and can’t quite believe how much I learned in one morning. I am delighted with my cushion and include a few photos of it in situ! Won’t hesitate to recommend you and can’t wait for my next workshop! Thanks again. Kind regards – Carol. (Beginner’s Cushion Workshop)
Lorna is an excellent teacher! Her manner is calm and explanations clear. She is able to take a complete beginner and help them to produce a number of lovely sewing projects.
Since starting sewing with Lorna I have gone on to make a number of other items for both myself and gifts including a child’s quilt and summer skirt and an adults summer skirt.
Making the Christmas runner was great fun and a really festive social event! A lovely way to get in the festive spirit!
It is wonderful to dust off my sewing machine and be creative with the company of likeminded ladies. You have a natural flare for teaching remaining patient and always encouraging especially when I can’t remember yet again how to thread my bobbin! You prepare the workshops so well with simple and easy to follow patterns and help along every stage from choosing fabric to cutting out and the final press.
Just over 12 months ago, I went to my first sewing session with Lorna. Until that point, I hadn’t done any sewing and had not touched a sewing machine. As a complete novice, I went along to the evening feeling pretty nervous, not thinking for a minute that I’d be able to complete the chosen project – a tote bag. Well, 3 hours later, I left feeling incredibly proud that not only had I completed the project to a decent standard, I’d actually really enjoyed the evening. The atmosphere was extremely supportive and Lorna was happy to go at my pace and support me accordingly, quite happy to answer my silly questions.
So much did I enjoy the evening that I promptly went out and bought my own sewing machine and made several more tote bags for friends and family.
Since then, we have completed a number of projects including pencil cases, storage cubes, placemats, cushion covers and even a skirt. Lorna has produced clear instructions which are easy to follow at home alone.
Thanks to Lorna’s sewing group, I have found a new hobby, made some news friends and made copious pencil cases!
I would love to see more workshops in the future and am aware of others who would like to get creative but lack the confidence to start. Lorna would definitely be a great starting point for them.
I have really enjoyed our sewing mornings and you will make an excellent tutor. You are patient and don’t jump in and take over just explain clearly what needs to be done.
Having hardly used my sewing machine in the twenty plus years I had had it, I first attended a sewing evening with Lorna in December 2014, hoping to learn to make some christmas table placemats. With her support and guidance I successfully made 4 that evening and went on to make another 4 over the next few days at home. The confidence I gained in using the machine, combined with understanding the pattern, meant that I was then able to make a matching table runner to the set. That evening totally reignited my interest in sewing and since then I have gone on to make shopping bags, pencil cases, skirts, cushion covers and more. Lorna has been my main source of guidance with these and is both an excellent sewer and teacher.