Dressmaking The Easy Guide: Sewing Groups

Since ‘Dressmaking The Easy Guide’ was released in June 2023, the private Facebook Group has reached over 12,500 members from all over the world. Small groups are popping up all over the world, where members are getting together to help each other on their dressmaking journey, using the book. The directory lists all of the current groups in the UK and around the world.   

If there isn’t a group near you, why not set up your own group and list it here? Just email your details to helen@allsewnupwales.co.uk

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Bicester Threads & Thimbles

Bicester Tesco Community Room

Patricia Brindle - Join the ‘Dressmaking The Easy Guide’ Facebook group and search for ‘Patricia Brindle’.

Second Saturday of each month.

One off payment of £5 towards insurance.

The only cost is the Public Liability Insurance which is around £5 per month. We have charged everyone £5, there were seven of us at this meeting so that will cover seven months insurance. If anyone else joins then they will pay £5 and that will buy an extra month’s insurance.The group takes each other’s measurements and discusses the pattern blocks and how to trace the patterns. See link below groups to join the ‘Dressmaking The Easy Guide’ Facebook group.

Cambridge Sewing Group

Whittlesford Memorial Hall

Marion Smith - Join the ‘Dressmaking The Easy Guide’ Facebook group and send a message to ‘Marion Smith’.

Sunday mornings

£10

We plan to meet monthly but this will be decided as we go along. See link below groups to join the ‘Dressmaking The Easy Guide’ Facebook group..

Gloucester Group

Hillview Church, Hucclecote, Gloucester, GL3 3LX.

Glynis Whitaker. Join the ‘Dressmaking The Easy Guide’ Facebook group and send a message to ‘David Glynis Jones Whitaker’.

Mondays - Every fortnight

£1.50 per week which covers the cost of tea, coffee & biscuits and church running costs.

The group includes sewers with different levels of dressmaking experience and all at different stages. See link below groups to join the ‘Dressmaking The Easy Guide’ Facebook group.

Harlow Group

Harlow

Wilma Lavery - Join the ‘Dressmaking The Easy Guide’ Facebook group and send a message to ‘Wilma Lavery’.

Meets adhoc, usually monthly on Fridays. 6:30-8:30pm.

The cost is calculated depending on the number of attendees

See link below groups to join the ‘Dressmaking The Easy Guide’ Facebook group.

Hatfield Peverel Group

Hatfield Peverel WI Centre Group.

Jan Curtis - Join the ‘Dressmaking The Easy Guide’ Facebook group and send a message to ‘Jan Curtis’.

Meets monthly. Alternate Fridays and Saturdays. 10am-4pm.

£5 per person to cover venue hire.

Maximum 16 attendees so there is room for machines, cutting out etc. See link below groups to join the ‘Dressmaking The Easy Guide’ Facebook group.

HEY (Hull and East Yorkshire) Sewers

Hedon, HU12

Sara Atkinson - Join the ‘Dressmaking The Easy Guide’ Facebook group and send a message to ‘Sara Wilkins Atkinson’.

About every 4-6 weeks, usually Sunday morning, but we hope to include evening meetings once we are in British Summertime.

No costs

Beginners and experienced sewers welcome. It’s OK for people to bring their machine, although there are usually one or two machines people can use along with an overlocker. See link below groups to join the ‘Dressmaking The Easy Guide’ Facebook group.

Quesada Sewing Bees

Elipacrafts Craft Store, Ciudad Quesada, Costa Blanca, Spain.

Wendy Webster - Join the ‘Dressmaking The Easy Guide’ Facebook group and search for ‘Wendy Webster’.

Every Wednesday afternoon 1:30-4:30pm.

€14

Very friendly and welcoming sewing sessions for people of all levels and ages.We cover everything sewing, dressmaking (using Dressmaking The Easy Guide by Helen Rhiannon) soft furnishings, toys, bags etc. Members include ladies and gentlemen aged between mid-twenties to late seventies!

Sandbach Cheshire East

The Wesley Centre, Sandbach.

Nancy Banks - - Join the ‘Dressmaking The Easy Guide’ Facebook group and send a message to ‘Nancy Banks’.

We meet the first and last Tuesday of the month. 7-9pm.

£5.00 per session

The group is friendly and fun and the ladies have a broad skill set and all are on their individual sewing journey. We offer support to each other and we are fortunate to have a sewing tutor available as a member of our group. We welcome everyone and are as inclusive and accommodating as possible.See link below groups to join the ‘Dressmaking The Easy Guide’ Facebook group.

Sew What

Peterborough

Judith Williams - Join the ‘Dressmaking The Easy Guide’ Facebook group and create a post asking for 'Sew What' group details.

Afternoons - Monthly.

Depends on sessions and venue.

The group meet and alternate between sewing sessions and sewing chats.

South Somerset Stitchers

Merriott Village Recreation Ground Pavillon, near Crewkerne.

Sue Jarvis - Join the ‘Dressmaking The Easy Guide’ Facebook group and search for ‘Sue Jarvis’.

Meet every 4th Friday at 1pm.

There is a small cost to cover the hall rental of approximately £4.00. Tea and coffee included.

We do fitting, pattern blocking and all things ‘Dressmaking: The Easy Guide’. Large tables are available for cutting and space for your sewing machine if you wish to bring it.

The Pickles

Morrisons Community Room. Burton on Trent. DE14 2AR

Belinda Williams - Join the ‘Dressmaking The Easy Guide’ Facebook group and send a message to ‘Bel Wims’.

Wednesday once a month 10am-2pm.

Free

See link below groups to join the ‘Dressmaking The Easy Guide’ Facebook group.

The Sewing Zone

The Y Centre YMCA, St Leonards-on-Sea.

Sandra Lamberti - Join the ‘Dressmaking The Easy Guide’ Facebook group and send a message to ‘Sandra Lamberti’.

Wednesday afternoons. 12:30 - 2:30pm (During term time)

£8 Inc refreshments and parking

We have sewing machines and an overlocker for use if needed. Full cutting mat station and ironing station.Fun friendly group with help available if needed with projects. See link below groups to join the ‘Dressmaking The Easy Guide’ Facebook group.

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