Cribstown Sewing Centre

Sewing for beginners to experienced stitchers

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Based in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, Cribstown Sewing Centre is open for business...

Class Registrations being taken now please see daily timetable below for spaces or contact me to be put on the waiting list for other session times that are currently full.

I am happy to discuss any questions you might have either on the phone or come and visit me in the sewing room and see some of the projects you could be making.

Want to learn to sew or maybe you just want to get together with other sewers and get some of those long standing projects finished off?

At Cribstown Sewing Centre I offer one to one tutoring and group sessions.

Cribstown Sewing Centre is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction - I will do everything I can to meet your expectations.

With a variety of sessions to choose from, I'm sure you'll find something to suit you. Look around the website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact me.


I hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates to the website. There's much more to come!

Please see below the Weekly Session Timetable

Sessions designated as Repairs & Alterations are not classes. During this time I will be carrying out Repairs and Alterations for all those people who don't have the time or the inclination to do it themselves.

If you need any information about the alterations service please contact me

Weekly Sessions Timetable

Day / Time


10.00am - 1.00pm


2.00pm - 5.00pm


6.30pm - 9.30pm


Fully booked

5 Spaces

 Fully booked




5 Spaces


Fully booked

2 Spaces

5 Spaces


Fully booked

4 Spaces

6 Spaces






6 Spaces





7  Spaces



Session Details below:-

All Sessions are now intermixed so some people will be beginners while others will have moved on to home sewer or dressmaking projects


This class is for people who want to learn the basics. We will start from basic hand stitches, hemming and sewing on buttons and move on to how to use a sewing machine. I will provide all the basic tools and fabrics you will need to get started

6 X Sessions

Beginners Sewing machine Skills

These Sessions are for people who just want to learn how to use a sewing machine: I have sewing machines for you to use so you can find out if you really like sewing on a machine before you go to the expense of buying one or if you already have a machine you can bring it along and learn to sew on your own machine all basic tools and fabrics provided

2 X Sessions

Home Sewer

These sessions are for people who have some experience sewing. you work on your own project anything from making a skirt to patchwork. During the course I will give impromtu

'How To' Sessions: Learn how to Insert a Zip; Hem Curtains; Use Dressmaking Patterns; the list is endless... 

6 X Sessions

Stitching Diva's

These sessions are for experienced sewists... this is a chance to meet up with other sewers and get those forgotten, must get around to finishing that, projects completed. You bring along the project and I'll provide the space, encouragement and the basic tools (including sewing machines) - but feel free to bring along your own machine and tools if you prefer

10 X Sessions


For these Sessions you will need basic sewing skills and be able to use a sewing machine. In these sessions you will learn how to follow and use a Dressmaking Pattern. This will involve you making a garment of your choice, for which you will need to purchase the pattern, fabric and sewing notions (i.e. all the bits and bobs you need to finish the garment; buttons,zips, interfacing etc) Sewing Machine and basic tools will be provided or you can bring along your own equipment if you prefer

6 X Sessions

Creative Theme Days

These sessions will require a variety of sewing skills from beginners to experienced stitcher's. Details will be on the calendar and will include Halloween; Christmas; Gardening Gifts; Baby Gifts. Each Session will have information on what you need to bring with you, basic tools and sewing machines will be provided - but bring your own along if you prefer.


 Sew Recycle


Make Do and Mend

These classes are for people with basic sewing skills who can use a sewing machine.

Sew Re-cycle involves altering or remodelling existing garments or soft furnishings. Make Do and Mend is about repairing damage to garments, replacing zips etc... This can be anything from your favourite top you just can't part with to a charity shop find that needs updating - you bring along your recycling or make do and mend project, basic tools and sewing machines will be provided but you can bring your own if you prefer.

4 X Sessions