Independent stitchers can drop in and sew at this informal sewing café, where machines can be hired for £5 an hour (including a pot of tea). For clueless crafters, there are a host of classes ranging from the broad – an introduction to sewing, for example – to specific workshops where you can learn how to make a pair of knickers, a make-up bag, or even a ’50s dress.
|Venue name:||Sew Over It||Contact:|
78 Landor Rd
|Opening hours:||Open 10am-6pm Tue-Sat; noon-6pm Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Clapham North|
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Average User Rating
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I rarely write reviews but I had such a fun time at sew over it that I had to. Me and my sister went to the intro to sewing weekend this weekend and our teacher Dominique was simply amazing. I had never used a sewing machine before but over the weekend we learnt so much, so much so that i think everyone is going to be getting cushion covers and totes for christmas! Both me and my sister will definitly be back for the introduction to dressmaking class soon!
I love the idea of this cafe, so quirky and sweet! I booked the intro to dressmaking course which was teaching you how to use a pattern (something I've never done). Firstly I was told the wrong time (i had email confirming the time) so I got there an hour late which I received no apology, also I was told that the patterns go upto a size 20 so being a size 18 I thought I will be ok but I had to pay an extra £15 for the pattern to be adjusted because it didn't fit and this was in ear shot of the whole class.....I was humiliated!! lovely idea shame about my experience :(
LOVED my trousers course I took at sew over it. I have really struggled to get the fit right on trousers I've made before but after the course I now have a pattern that fits me perfectly, and some funky new trousers! Totally ecommended if you are like me having trouble with fit
I've not been to any courses so cannot comment on these however as I live on a neigbouring street I have dropped in a couple of times to enquire about items I need for my own crafting. Despite being a sewing workshop they do not sell things like darning needles, wool, sewing machine feet or decent priced lining. Therefore every time I have left disappointed. At one point I was ushered out of the shop quite rudely being told we had to leave as there was a private class- but their sign said 'Open'.
The staff are always smiley and try to help, but there is this air of pretentiousness that comes with it as if I really shouldn't be there or just don't get what they are all about. I'm open to try one of their courses anyway, just haven't found the time.
I recently went to the 'Button me cushion' class and I loved it! I am definitely not a natural at sewing but they were so patient with me and it was just such a lovely atmosphere. I am quite proud of my cushion! I would recommend Sew Over It to anyone that is thinking of giving sewing a go.
I've been on a couple of mini courses at the Clapham branch and visited the one near Angel tube station. Beautiful venues and very helpful staff. I could spend hourse there!
Thank you Sew Over It for a wonderful lesson. Everyone was so friendly and all the other girls on the course were fun and chatty. I will be back! xx
Went to Intro to Sewing, the beginner's sewing course in Clapham at the weekend. It was great, everything that you need is included in the course and the teacher (Georgie) was fantastic. Great fun! Only downside is now I want to come to all their classes as I've totally been struck down with the sewing bug. Thank you Sew Over It!
Went to the Islington Branch and it was terrible, too many people on the course, no space to lay out your work. Overpriced course as you even had to take your own material.
Left early in disgust!
I live just round the corner from Sew Over It and can I say what a delight this little place is! I first came when it opened and took the Cushion Cover making course. I kept sewing at home and recently came back for another course in dressmaking with freya - who is fab! Would recommend to anyone :)