Q: My child wants to learn to sew. What kind of machine should I get?

A: We get this question a lot and the best answer is buy a machine that you can grow into. It doesn't need to be the top of the line or cost a small fortune. John Lewis has a very good line of basic sewing machines in the £100 range that can do some fancy stitches and button holes. What we would recommend avoiding however, is anything at the £50 mark that is more of a toy than a machine.

Q: I want to book a sewing party in London. How does it work?

A: We'd be happy to discuss your London sewing party with you! Give us a call or pop us an email with your preferred dates and take a look at our party projects too.

We need a minimum of 6 to run a party, with a maximum of 16. I typically bring an assistant for any parties larger than 10 children. For larger groups, please get in touch. We always take a non-refundable deposit of £35 to confirm the booking and we also have some lovely party bags available too!

On the day, I will arrive at your house or venue 30 minutes before the party starts, so that I have plenty of time to set-up and will bring along all necessary materials, tools and supplies needed for the party. Then the fun begins! All parties are 2 hours unless a longer party has been requested, in order to make a bigger project.

Final payment is due on the day of the party either in the form of cash or card payment.

Q: Do you offer sewing parties for boys too?

A: Of course! While sewing does tend to be more popular with girls, we have taught plenty of boys to sew too! Our owls can easily be turned into bats and iPod cases or spiders on sticks also go down well with the boys. Find more party project ideas here or get in touch.

Q: Which areas of London do you cover?


Q: How much does a Sewcial Circle party cost?

A: While we are based in South London (Crystal Palace), we are happy to travel anywhere within Zones 1-4. Depending on tools and supplies required, we might even show up by bike!

A: Sewcial Circle parties start at £16 per person. We recommend you add 30 minutes or so to the party time so that there’s enough time for tea, cake and refreshments. We require a minimum of 6 to run the party. Price includes a tutor to run the sewing workshop part of the party as well as all materials and equipment for the workshop. Please get in touch for more details and prices for bespoke projects or longer parties!

More questions? Send us an email at info@thesewcialcircle.com or get in touch with us using our Contact Us form.