The Sewing Sanctuary workshops are held in a  purpose built sewing studio. It is ON THE 2nd FLOOR in Princes House, 8 Princes Street, Harrogate HG1 1NH.


Want to learn how to sew? Or improve your skills? OR just give your self some ‘ME’ time? Then come along to fun, friendly and non intimidating workshops for dressmaking, patchwork, quilting and creative embroidery.



Just completed my ‘introduction to the sewing machine’ workshop with Christine. Christine is lovely and explains everything really clearly that even I as a complete novice managed to do everything with only a few hiccups – but we learn best when we make mistakes! Now looking forward to signing up for her other workshops. Thanks Christine for a really enjoyable morning.  Jackie

I took part in the Introduction to the Sewing Machine workshop as a total novice, and have come away feeling full of confidence about taking my next steps in sewing. Christine is a lovely teacher; she demonstrates and explains everything very clearly. I’m looking forward to more classes here.  Trish

Had a lovely time this morning, Christine explained everything in stages and then we practised each step. Highly recommended x   Julie

I made a Roman Blind here last Saturday just wanted to say a big Thank You for having great patience and for the good instructions and guidance on how to make the blinds. I would like to come back for more courses. I found this course excellent and great value for money.   Debbie



giftvoucherGIFT TOKENS

 A perfect gift for the sewer in your life!   Valid for 6 months and can be used as a full or part   payment for any class or workshop. 



SEWING SATURDAYS  10 am-12 pm 

Come along to receive expert tuition to learn many new crafts/sewing skills. Machines are provided along with coffee, cake and chat. Bring your own fabric or it can be bought from the sewing supplies here for a small charge. A great way to meet other sewers and be creative and productive

Finding it hard to make time for you? Cant be bothered setting up your machine to sew then have to clear away before the next meal needs preparing? Then this is the place to be! These classes are also great for mums and daughters/sons to spend time together and learn a new skill.


 Free choice classes are £20 per session. £38 for 2 classes booked together. Focused classes are £25 per session.

October 13th. Free choice sewing. Bring a project or choose one from the sewing sanctuary learning bank. Suitable for children.

October 27th Beginners patchwork.  Learn how to cut, prepare and sew patchwork squares accurately using a rotary blade and mat to make a block to use in any small or large patchwork project.

November 3rd. Free choice sewing. Bring a project or choose one from the sewing sanctuary learning bank. Suitable for children.

November 10th. Next steps Patchwork – Learn how to cut accurate squares and triangles and begin designing lots of interesting blocks.

December 1st  Applique for the beginner.  Learn how to plan, prepare and sew applique designs onto a background fabric.  a great skill to use on cushion, baby clothes, quilts and much more.

December 15th . Patchwork Christmas  stockings.  Learn how to join squares together to make a beautiful Christmas stocking.  This class is suitable for children.




CRAFTERNOONS – EVERY Wednesday  2-4 pm.

 Suitable for beginners or those with sewing experience

£10 per session.


Sewing at home can sometimes be lonely, uninspiring,  too much effort to set up and too much mess to clear away! Here at The sewing Sanctuary you can meet up with other crafty folk and sew with full use of sewing machines and equipment and no mess to clean up afterwards! Bring along a project to start, continue or complete at your own pace.

Each month simple ideas for craft projects from the ‘SEW’ magazine will be available to choose from and guidance offered. 

A small EXTRA charge  may be charged for materials at these workshops unless you bring your own.

Refreshments are provided.  

Book a place to avoid disappointment as numbers are limited.


SEWING MACHINE PROBLEMS ?I offer a call out service to help with any troubleshooting problems you are experiencing.  Call out fee £20 then 10 per hour thereafter.



I am an ex secondary school teacher of GCSE and A level textiles.  I can offer great quality home schooling for small groups or 1 2 1 tuition in a purpose built textiles room or in your own home.  Please call 07785532353 for more information and prices


Please contact Christine on 07785532353 for more INFORMATION on any of the classes.

Remember you can also book Hen parties, baby shower parties OR children’s parties at The Sewing Sanctuary.