Whether you’re looking to start out, improve or expert your skills in sewing and crafting, Sew Confident offer a variety of classes at all skill levels. They even offer classes for kids. De-stressing, connection and sustainability are at the heart of Sew Confident and more than 10,000 people across the UK have joined their close-knit community so far. What once was a hobby is now a thriving business that has seen Sandra Cassidy help over a thousand clients sew, knit and crochet their way to better mental health, and a whole new social life, in the Broughty Ferry sewing studio.
For those thinking about getting back into the craft after a long break, The Beginners Sewing class is ideal. This super friendly and sociable class is about building confidence and teaching useful, transferable skills. Once the basics are under the belt, guests can book into next level classes.
The choice of classes includes Quilting for Beginners, Machine Doodles, Curtain and Roman Blind classes, Arm Knitting and more. There’s even an alterations class where you can take along your own clothes and learn to hem trousers and sleeves, take in dresses and tops, and adjust waistbands, giving new life to an existing wardrobe.
Ideal for gifting (or keeping for yourself), Sew Confident offers specific classes in knitting and crochet and sewing classes making hoodies, gym leggings, dungarees, memory bears, backpacks and more.
Sandra said: “In today’s consumerist society it really is hard to buy gifts. If someone wants something, they go ahead and get it for themselves. The feedback we’ve had from our customers who attend classes learning to knit, crochet and sew everything from dresses to lampshades, is that giving a gift they have made really does have special meaning. Nothing says I love you like a handmade gift. It truly will be one of a kind which gives it special meaning, while also being kinder to the planet.”
Sandra’s ‘Sew Sustainable’ classes allow guests to transform old towels and fabric scraps into reusable kitchen roll, makeup wipes and a drawstring groceries bag. Or, for those who want a more social experience, Sewcial classes allow people to work on a project of their choice, blissfully sewing, eating cake and drinking tea, and all in great company.
The Sew Confident journey doesn’t end after you’ve left your final class. Guests are encouraged to follow Sew Confidents social media outlets which allow them to keep in touch, support each other, share projects.
Classes can be booked online at https://sewconfident.co.uk/dundee-classes/