Sew Over It

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Sew Over It

Independent stitchers can drop in and sew at this informal sewing café, where machines can be hired for £6 an hour (including a pot of tea). Whether you're a clueless crafters or a seasoned sewist, there are a host of classes to get stuck into. 


Venue name: Sew Over It
Address: 78 Landor Rd
Opening hours: Open 10am-6pm Tue-Sat; noon-6pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Clapham North
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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! 

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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 :(

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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

Faux local independent business, more corporate machine refusing to take responsibility for poor customer service and squeezing you for every last penny you've got in an overcrowded room. Bit of a ripoff.


Sewing has made a bit of a comeback in recent years, so when I heard a fairly new-ish sewing cafe had opened up near me I was fascinated to see what this was all the hype was about. Surely this couldn't work could it? Fairly small, there is a great little cafe area, plenty of tea and homemade cake. Throw in plenty of sewing machines and a shop with lots of fabrics and haberdashery accessories, you have all the basic essentials you need to get you started or help progress further and learn some useful skills. There are weekend and evening classes running throughout the week offering plenty of inspiring ideas. I went to the beginners sewing course that offers you a gentle intro back into this valuable craft. The staff and teachers I encountered are all very friendly, patient and know their stuff. There are also drop in sewing café sessions all at a small cost and the reassurance that somebody knowledgeable will be nearby should you need a helping hand.


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!

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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!

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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 :)