About Sew In Brighton

Since its launch in 2008 Sew In Brighton sewing school's range of courses, workshops & classes have helped hundreds of people go from absolute beginner to confident & creative stitcher - making & altering their own (& family's) clothes & soft furnishings, meeting like-minded locals & finding a wonderful way to relax

We run 10-12 classes, courses & workshops every week in Brighton & Hove for all levels - from Absolute Beginner to Experienced stitcher - including:

  • making clothes with a focus on getting a great fit, for all body types
  • learning to sew from scratch & sewing simple first projects
  • spacialist subjects: overlocking, pattern cutting, fashion design, industrial machining
  • sewing home furnishings, making accessories & gifts
  • replicating, altering & repairing clothes & much more!

Bring your own sewing machine or use ours. We have new Janome 525s machines & a range of Janome overlockers for use in class

Click here to view all our current classes or scroll down to find out more about us

Sew in Brighton Owner Kat Neeser

Owner & teacher Kat Neeser (left) has 33 years experience of fashion design & illustration, sewing, pattern cutting & alterations. She founded her own fashion label, Wit & Wisdom, which she ran for nine years in London - including: a retail shop, clothing design & production unit, 200 high street concessions in Top Shop, Miss Selfridge & Debenhams & an international wholesale business. Kat has been teaching sewing & pattern cutting in Brighton since 2008 & is particularly excited about helping students to make great-fitting, original clothes. 

Our Sewing & Dressmaking Teachers

We have a team of friendly & encouraging teachers (including owner Kat Neeser) who have a variety of skills & expertise on a huge range of subjects. All have worked as fashion designers, pattern cutters, garment manufacturers, dressmakers, tailors or theatre costumiers. We all absolutely love passing on our knowledge & inspiring new students to develop the sewing bug!  

Read more about our teachers here