Learn to Sew using a sewing machine

27 Jan - 23 Mar

Open Southall Parkside Yards UB1 1GH

£20 per session (£15 concession) Course discount available

Class details

Join us and learn to sew with Laura Holland, an experienced seamstress and performance costume maker. During the course you’ll learn how to make a tote bag, skirt and blouse. There is an opportunity to follow on with a pattern cutting segment.


1 – 4pm

27 January – 23 March inclusive

Fees :

  • Per Session : £20 (£15 for concessions)
  • Course : £180 ( £120 Concession) one FREE session if you sign up for the course

Light refreshments included.

Venue : Open Southall Parkside Yards 1 Seva Drive Southall UB1 1GH

Open is a non-profit organisation and relies on ticket sales to cover the cost of the tutor, materials etc. We offer a tiered pricing system so that people who require a lower price point to join us can do so, no questions asked. Please select the full ticket price if you are able – this allows us to offer the concession price to those who are in need of a more affordable option.


After studying an academic degree and pursuing a career in business, Laura changed course. She went to London College of Fashion to study making costumes for performance.

Her work experience in the ladies’ workroom at the National Theatre led to call backs to help with productions. She worked there for over two years and went freelance in 1994.

“I have made costumes for most major theatres in London and some for TV and film plus replicas for Museums. When theatres went dark during the pandemic I decided rather than relaunch in theatre to focus on education so I can pass on the skills I have built up over the last 30 years.”

Laura is also skilled in related subjects like dyeing, dye effects, screen printing and millinery. And can knit and crochet.

Join us and learn to sew in a supportive and friendly environment.


We supply all the material and equipment you require, unless you have a specific fabric you want to use. In that case, please bring it with you!


Course Details

Open Southall Parkside Yards UB1 1GH

Dates: 27 Jan - 23 Mar
Saturday 1:00 pm
Fees: £20 per session (£15 concession) Course discount available

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