Learn to sew and upholster in Ilkley, West Yorkshire

Our small class sizes guarantee you plenty of personal tuition and nurturing from our tutors, while our beautiful, well-equipped studio is the perfect space to sew, make and create. We run daytime, evening and weekend classes and workshops suitable for all skill levels. Why not come and join us, we’d love to see you!


Learn core dressmaking skills including how to measure accurately, read patterns and achieve a shop bought finish. Daytime and evening classes for beginners, improvers and children too. Specialist classes in Patchwork & Quilting and Curtains and Roman Blinds.


Learn how to give a new lease of life to footstools, drop-in seats and other small items of furniture. Daytime classes and weekend workshops available for beginners and improvers.

Contact Leonie to find your perfect fit or read about our sewing classes here.

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"You've saved my sanity! The first day I walked in, I was terrified. You instantly you put me at ease, and very quickly taught me the sewing basics - and, as the weeks went by, the not-so-basics."

"Whatever class/group I'm in, the atmosphere is always wonderful. Lots of friendly banter, and everyone is supportive and encouraging. Leonie is an excellent, patient sewing teacher. I love The Sewing Shed!"

"Thank you Leonie. Thursday is my favourite day of the week. I am completely addicted to sewing (as you know). I love coming to class and I'm so inspired seeing what everyone else is making. A perfect way to spend a morning/afternoon/evening or just all day!"