About Us - 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
  • specialist 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 35 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. 

Teachers at Sew In Brighton

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


The sewing classroom in Hove -  at Sew In Brighton

Our Classroom

What's in our Brighton and Hove sewing classroom:

  • 10 Janome 525s & 725s sewing machines (less than 18 months old)
  • 3 Janome 6234XL overlocker machines
  • Nine 100x60cm sewing tables
  • Pattern cutting table
  • Free sewing patterns & free sewing projects that can be made in any General Sewing and Clothes Making Classes or 1-2-1 lessons
  • 2 ironing boards/irons (plus 2 spares) + other pressing tools for dressmaking
  • Rulers, bobbins, tape measures, fabric scissors & all other sewing tools and paraphernalia
  • Tea station with huge range of teas, coffee and cordials
  • Pattern cutting paper & card to purchase in sewing classes (complimentary on sewing courses & workshops)
  • Industrial eyelet machine - good for corsetry, wall hangings etc
  • Sewing books for sewing project ideas and sewing patterns
  • Vintage dressmaking patterns you can trace off & use

Get directions, parking and transport info for our Hove classroom here