Look what Sew In Brighton students made in their classes....!

Check out our Instagram feed and gallery of student creations below!

fashion design pattern cutting 201samanthas almost finished skirt 

"The Fashion Design and Pattern Cutting course has given me much more confidence in making my own patterns. Course tutor Kat was very clear and had plenty of time for everyone."
Samantha Newson, Print Buyer, Crowborough - student on the Fashion Design and Pattern Cutting course

fashion design course - final skirt
"Thank you for the course - I loved it and learnt so much.  My mother-in-law is delighted as she can't buy skirts to fit and was paying £150 for made-to-measure, and I've started making her up 3 new skirts - all materials £10 each!"
Jenni Watson, Artist, Worthing - student on the Fashion Design and Pattern Cutting course

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An original draped tweed design skirt by Vanessa Newman - created from her 'block' made on the Fashion Design and Pattern Cutting course





Sportswear Kim Gow 1  Sportswear Kim Gow 2 


"I'm making a copy of a favourite running top & am very keen for it to not to look homemade! Kat gave me some great help getting the seams to lie flat and put the right pieces together.

"I wore the top today and my running buddy seemed genuinely surprised when I said I'd made it! I made a 'skort' as well." 

Kim Gow, Teacher, Burgess Hill




"I'm so pleased, I honestly didn't think I could achieve it!"

- Emilia Scala, IT account manager, London



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Union jack boxer shorts for her son in France

"The classes were great - I learnt lots of techniques like overlocking and sewing a fly front. I do some online sewing tutorials but the internet can't help me when I get stuck!"
Sandrine Fabre, Psychologist, Toulouse


 Lottie made this lovely dress on our Making Clothes From Patterns which she wore to her cousin's wedding. 

Pips Freddie Mercury outfit. Bestival 2011

Pip's Freddie Mercury outfit - won 2nd prize in the fancy dress competition at Bestival 2011!! Made from a bought pattern at our weekly sewing and dressmaking classes. Fabric from Fabric Land, Brighton

Email from Pip: "Just to let you know that I finished the white catsuit Freddie costume and I love it! I came second in the fancy dress competition at Bestival. Very Proud. All the hard work paid off. Thanks for all your help at the sewing classes. I couldn't have done it without you. Pip x"

Sewing Star Claire Feb 2013

Claire made this dress from a pattern and with teacher Deborah's help adapted the fit and added Peter Pan colllars. 
To make dresses from bought patterns and get help altering the style to your taste come to our weekly sewing and dressmaking 'Stitch' classes




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rachaels skirt2 Rachel made this skirt from Simplicity 2258 pattern in a couple of one to one classes with Kat


Rebecca dress from pattern 

Rebecca in her dress made from a pattern bought at C&H Fabrics and vintage fabric she'd had for years! Made in her one to one sewing lessons with Kat.

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Carole made this fab plaid shirt for her husband Paul in our morning Stitch Classes. It looks amazingly professional and he loves it - and looks great in it we must say! 

  Hen Party - finished customised knickers. hen party may 2013 - resized forhen party - end results of customised knickers - june 29th 2013

Our summer 2013 'Customised Knickers' hen and birthday parties - great fun and colourful results! Everyone brings a boring pair of knickers (eg from a 4-pack from M&S) and sets to work with our gorgeous array of ribbons, beads, lace, fringing etc to transform them. Helped along by delicious cake and plenty of tea...

To see more details of our Hen Parties click here

 resized Rehanon dress March 2011

Rehanon in her leopard print cotton dress made in our weekly sewing and dressmaking classes from a commercial pattern bought online. She is now doing the Beginner Pattern Cutting course, so watch this space!

Suzannes skirtSuzanne designed and made the pattern for this skirt from her own body measurements on our Level 1 Pattern Drafting Course then sewed it at home.


Katie dress

 Katie's dress made from a pattern bought at Fabric Land, Brighton. Cut and sewn at our weekly sewing and dressmaking classes.



Gabrielles Blouse 2 

Gabrielles Blouse - McCalls M2818 Student Gabrielle made this McCall's blouse in morning Stitch Classes


 Gabrielles Blouse 1

boy with cushion

Karen's son made this cute cushion in a 1-2-1 Kids lesson during school holidays. "He absolutely loved the sewing session and the instructor. And is very proud of the cushion he made! So thank you much."

Karen Scanlon, Brighton


 Liz Bowyer Skirt


"I have always wanted to learn how to make clothes. My first project was an A-line skirt and I'm so happy with how it has turned out. Kat helped me fit the skirt perfectly to my shape and everyone I've shown has been very impressed! It was a great way to learn techniques like adding a zip & finishishing edges & seams. The classes are great and you can get on with your projects knowing you have help at hand.

Needless to say I am now completely hooked.  Although I still have masses to learn, I now feel that if I see something I really like in a magazine or online, I don't have to try and find it in a shop, I can just make it myself!!" 

Liz Bowyer, website deigner Hove -
(made A-line skirt using our in-class pattern)

Stitch Classes - bunny rabbit toy

"I attended a sewing a class this week in an attempt to make a stuffed bunny. I'm really pleased with the result - please thank teacher Laura for me for all her patience and invaluable help."
Sue Cornford, Seaford