Creative Sewing Courses & Workshops for Everyone

Creative Sewing Courses & Workshops for Everyone

Design . Create . Educate

All levels of Creative Sewing Courses and Workshops 

All levels of Creative Sewing Courses and Workshops 

DREAM IT . DESIGN IT . SEW IT

Welcome to Colour and Cloth – where creativity and sewing fuse together!

Our sewing courses are designed for all levels and ages from Beginner to Advanced. Whether you are new to sewing or wishing to improve and expand your sewing horizons  – we have a course to suit you.

Each course level is tailored to ensure each student benefits from Christine’s inspirational and creative approach to teaching. Join us and discover the JOY of SEWING!

Sewing encourages creativity, confidence and gives a sense of achievement.  “I made this myself” is rewarding and powerful to say.

Welcome to Colour and Cloth – where creativity and sewing fuse together!

Our sewing courses are designed for all levels and ages from Beginner to Advanced. Whether you are new to sewing, or wishing to improve and expand your sewing horizons  – we have a course to suit you.

Each course level is tailored to ensure each student benefits from Christine’s inspirational and creative approach to teaching. Join us and discover the JOY of SEWING! 

Sewing encourages creativity, confidence and gives a real sense of achievement.  “I made this myself” is rewarding and powerful to say.

All levels of Creative Sewing Courses and Workshops

 ‘Practice, be patient and the rewards will be joyful.’

SEWING THE CHANGE

SEWING IN FRANCE

SEW - RELAX - ENJOY

Combine the beauty of France with your love of Sewing 

Indulge in the art of sewing amidst the beauty of the French countryside at our retreat. Immerse yourself in the joy of creative stitching with a burst of vibrant colours.  After a fulfilling day of sewing, why not taste local cuisine, go sightseeing or unwind with a glass of exquisite French wine harmonising creativity and relaxation.

Join us at our Sewing Retreat in France.

SEWING IN FRANCE

SEW - RELAX - ENJOY -

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Combine the beauty of France with your love of Sewing 

Indulge in the art of sewing amidst the beauty of the French countryside at our retreat. Immerse yourself in the joy of creative stitching with a burst of vibrant colours.  After a fulfilling day of sewing, why not taste local cuisine, go sightseeing or unwind with a glass of exquisite French wine harmonising creativity and relaxation.

Come join us for 5 days at our Sewing Retreat in France.

SEWING SHOP
Sewing machines, Fabrics, Accessories and more.
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INVEST IN YOURSELF
Learn a new life skill create your own clothing.
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VINTAGE SEWING MACHINES
We've got a selection of quality vintage sewing machines.
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OVERLOCKER & COVERSTITCH
Learn all about your Overlocker and Coverstitch machine.
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INVEST IN YOURSELF!
SEW FOR BUSINESS & SEW FOR PLEASURE

Invest in yourself and turn your passion for sewing into a thriving business.

Sewing is an incredible skill which can offer unlimited opportunities and bring financial independence. Whether you sew for a hobby or a side hustle, upgrading your sewing skillsets can keep you ahead of the game. Dreaming of Fashion college? Create a successful sewing skill portfolio to enhance your application.

At Colour and Cloth, we aim to revolutionise your sewing experience, teaching you the skills to make it in industry and further education.

LEARN A NEW SKILL - A SKILL FOR LIFE - WATCH OUR STORY

SEWING IS A SUPERPOWER - WATCH OUR STORY

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LEARN NEW SKILLS

Sewing Creates So Many Opportunities Invest in yourself.

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SEW SUSTAINABLE
Sewing Machine Service

From modern to vintage, domestic or semi-industrial – we embrace all machines!

Regular servicing and maintenance ensures the optimal performance of your sewing machine and your sewing experience.

Colour and Cloth is the only company in N.Ireland seamlessly combining professional expertise in both sewing tuition and sewing machine servicing and repairs. Our unique industry position grants us in-depth knowledge about the performance of sewing machines in real sewing course and student environments.

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SEWING MACHINE SERVICE REPAIR 

 24hr Turnaround  Unique Service

Now taking bookings for September 2024

We service brands such SINGER, JANOME, JONES, NECCHI, BROTHER, ALFA, ELNA, PFAFF, FRISTER-ROSSMANN, JUKI, TOYOTA, BERNINA and many more.

Domestic – Semi-Domestic – Vintage

BEGIN YOUR SEWING JOURNEY

LET’S GET READY TO SEW

From threading a machine to your first garment in just 7 weeks.

REFINE YOUR SEWING SKILLS

TAKE YOUR SEWING TO THE NEXT LEVEL – INTERMEDIATE

Increase your skill set and develop sewing confidence.  

SEW FOR SUCCESS
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The Sewing Studios : Where the magic happens! 
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Celebrating my sewing students who are proud to say…”I made it myself 

GIVE THE GIFT OF SEWING

Sewing Courses – Workshops – 1-2-1 Tuition

GIFT CARDS are a great way to treat your someone special or a friend to a gift they will enjoy. We offer various sewing experiences for anyone to enjoy.  

GIFT CARDS start from £50 upwards; you choose what you wish to spend.

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I recently completed a 7 week course with Christine to develop sewing techniques for costume. Christine is a wonderful teacher with a wealth of knowledge and experience. It was a lovely small class so everyone had the opportunity to ask lots of questions and develop their own projects. Christine went above and beyond to make this a really enjoyable experience, the tea and biscuits were a hit with our group! Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to increase their skill set in a relaxed, supportive environment. Thank you!
Beginner Dressmaking Course: lovely class, lots of techniques covered, Christine is so knowledgeable and a great teacher. Small group size so everyone has a chance to ask questions and get support. Really enjoyable, highly recommend. Thank you so much!
As a complete beginner in using a sewing machine and dressmaking, I learned so much in the 7 weeks I spent with Christine. Christine makes your understanding of the technical side of it all, somewhat simplistic. Christine was always on hand to help you develop your skills and was very thorough in guiding you through each step. I enjoyed the course that much, I have now enrolled in another 7 weeks course with Christine. thank you for sharing your life skills with me
Once again I have thoroughly enjoyed going to Colour and Cloth’s sewing classes. Christine is an exceptional teacher: patient, friendly and encouraging, with a wealth of knowledge and experience. She explains everything very clearly, from the basics to the most advanced techniques. It was lovely to be part of a small group of students too. Well worth the money! Thank you Christine!
Had 2 sewing machines and 1 overlocker serviced. Super service and unbelievably quick. Christine is an absolute pleasure to deal with and has a field of knowledge in the sewing world. Thanks so much to Christine & Brian. I couldn’t recommend Colour and Cloth enough. 5 Stars all day long.
Fabulous afternoon with Christine. I spent three hours in a private lesson today to get help with a mother of the bride dress I am making. I got so much good advice and help for example working with such a difficult silky fabric. Advice on machines, irons, threads, fusing and so much more. Invaluable advice and in such a relaxed style. Loved it. Booked another session. Great for the soul. Thank you Christine for being an amazing teacher.
Just had a one to one class with Christine. It was brilliant! As a complete sewing machine novice I now feel confident enough to do everything from a multitude of different stitch styles on different fabrics to sewing button holes and zips! She taught me all the basics including how to wind on a bobbin, thread up and strip down the machine and tackle most rogue issues!! Brian was brilliant too and had serviced my lovely singer machine that had been sitting in a box for 10 years… since it was bought! I would thoroughly recommend them both! Thankyou
I ver much enjoyed my classes with Christine! She's very knowledgeable and able to adapt things when I had problems with my pattern. The small group in the class were a lovely, friendly group of people. I'd thoroughly recommend!
I just finished the 7 week beginner's course after a 10 year hiatus from sewing. I absolutely loved it, the classes are intensive but every week from when I entered until when I left Christine's studio it was like entering a time warp! 3 hours felt like 20 minutes as I learnt so many practical sewing skills. Christine is such an inspirational person with her creative projects and she absolutely reignited my love for sewing with her excellent teaching skills, creativity, patience and encouragement. Thank you Christine!
I recently completed the 7-week sewing course at Colour and Cloth, mend and repair, led by the talented instructor Christine. Overall, it was a worthwhile experience that expanded my knowledge and skills in the world of sewing.Christine's expertise in mending and repairing textiles was evident from the start. She shared valuable insights on how to breathe new life into worn-out garments. Her passion for sustainable fashion and the importance of reducing waste resonated throughout the course.Christine's teaching style was clear and concise, making it easy to follow along and understand the intricacies of each method. She provided hands-on demonstrations and offered individualized guidance, ensuring that every participant felt supported and confident in their abilities.The small class size allowed for a collaborative and supportive environment. Sharing ideas and learning from fellow participants added an extra layer of inspiration and motivation. Christine fostered a sense of camaraderie among us, creating a space where we felt comfortable asking questions and seeking feedback from one another.I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in mending and repairing textiles while embracing their creativity.
I have attended the Intermediate sewing course with Christine and have learnt so much. I am a self taught sewer and had a lot of bad habits. Christine is such a brilliant teacher she brings the best out of each of us. She is patient and encourages each of us to stretch ourselves but more than that guiding us along the way with her wealth of experience. I thoroughly recommend completing a sewing course with Christine that’s why I’ve signed up for another one!
Having found Colour & Cloth online, Christine directed me to Brian who kindly overhauled and serviced my lovely treasure of a find: (a beautiful hand crank sewing machine "Sylvia" made by Harrods) and traced the model number back to 1876. The quick turnaround on servicing and knowledge of machines is impressive in itself and Brian's joy on seeing such a machine was obvious.By way of a one to one lesson, Christine took me through the absolute basics of sewing from how to thread "Sylvia" to stitching in various forms. She has also guided me in the best threads and fabrics to use to get the best from this older machine.Christine's knowledge and genuine passion of fabrics and sewing is infectious and her patience with me as the beginner has set me up to find joy in using this lovely instrument.Thank you Brian and Christine.
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Mairead McCormack
Mairead McCormack
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I recently completed a 7 week course with Christine to develop sewing techniques for costume. Christine is a wonderful teacher with a wealth of knowledge and experience. It was a lovely small class so everyone had the opportunity to ask lots of questions and develop their own projects. Christine went above and beyond to make this a really enjoyable experience, the tea and biscuits were a hit with our group! Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to increase their skill set in a relaxed, supportive environment. Thank you!
Sarah McDonald
Sarah McDonald
1711541423
Beginner Dressmaking Course: lovely class, lots of techniques covered, Christine is so knowledgeable and a great teacher. Small group size so everyone has a chance to ask questions and get support. Really enjoyable, highly recommend. Thank you so much!
kerry fisher
kerry fisher
1710635295
As a complete beginner in using a sewing machine and dressmaking, I learned so much in the 7 weeks I spent with Christine. Christine makes your understanding of the technical side of it all, somewhat simplistic. Christine was always on hand to help you develop your skills and was very thorough in guiding you through each step. I enjoyed the course that much, I have now enrolled in another 7 weeks course with Christine. thank you for sharing your life skills with me
Claire Allen
Claire Allen
1710447174
Once again I have thoroughly enjoyed going to Colour and Cloth’s sewing classes. Christine is an exceptional teacher: patient, friendly and encouraging, with a wealth of knowledge and experience. She explains everything very clearly, from the basics to the most advanced techniques. It was lovely to be part of a small group of students too. Well worth the money! Thank you Christine!
miranda murphy
miranda murphy
1709236026
Had 2 sewing machines and 1 overlocker serviced. Super service and unbelievably quick. Christine is an absolute pleasure to deal with and has a field of knowledge in the sewing world. Thanks so much to Christine & Brian. I couldn’t recommend Colour and Cloth enough. 5 Stars all day long.
fiona smyth
fiona smyth
1709197614
Fabulous afternoon with Christine. I spent three hours in a private lesson today to get help with a mother of the bride dress I am making. I got so much good advice and help for example working with such a difficult silky fabric. Advice on machines, irons, threads, fusing and so much more. Invaluable advice and in such a relaxed style. Loved it. Booked another session. Great for the soul. Thank you Christine for being an amazing teacher.
anya hanna
anya hanna
1707926890
Just had a one to one class with Christine. It was brilliant! As a complete sewing machine novice I now feel confident enough to do everything from a multitude of different stitch styles on different fabrics to sewing button holes and zips! She taught me all the basics including how to wind on a bobbin, thread up and strip down the machine and tackle most rogue issues!! Brian was brilliant too and had serviced my lovely singer machine that had been sitting in a box for 10 years… since it was bought! I would thoroughly recommend them both! Thankyou
Lynn Anderson
Lynn Anderson
1702651709
I ver much enjoyed my classes with Christine! She's very knowledgeable and able to adapt things when I had problems with my pattern. The small group in the class were a lovely, friendly group of people. I'd thoroughly recommend!
Olivia
Olivia
1702407302
I just finished the 7 week beginner's course after a 10 year hiatus from sewing. I absolutely loved it, the classes are intensive but every week from when I entered until when I left Christine's studio it was like entering a time warp! 3 hours felt like 20 minutes as I learnt so many practical sewing skills. Christine is such an inspirational person with her creative projects and she absolutely reignited my love for sewing with her excellent teaching skills, creativity, patience and encouragement. Thank you Christine!
Rosie
Rosie
1700842534
I recently completed the 7-week sewing course at Colour and Cloth, mend and repair, led by the talented instructor Christine. Overall, it was a worthwhile experience that expanded my knowledge and skills in the world of sewing.Christine's expertise in mending and repairing textiles was evident from the start. She shared valuable insights on how to breathe new life into worn-out garments. Her passion for sustainable fashion and the importance of reducing waste resonated throughout the course.Christine's teaching style was clear and concise, making it easy to follow along and understand the intricacies of each method. She provided hands-on demonstrations and offered individualized guidance, ensuring that every participant felt supported and confident in their abilities.The small class size allowed for a collaborative and supportive environment. Sharing ideas and learning from fellow participants added an extra layer of inspiration and motivation. Christine fostered a sense of camaraderie among us, creating a space where we felt comfortable asking questions and seeking feedback from one another.I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in mending and repairing textiles while embracing their creativity.
Audrey Palnoch
Audrey Palnoch
1698671489
I have attended the Intermediate sewing course with Christine and have learnt so much. I am a self taught sewer and had a lot of bad habits. Christine is such a brilliant teacher she brings the best out of each of us. She is patient and encourages each of us to stretch ourselves but more than that guiding us along the way with her wealth of experience. I thoroughly recommend completing a sewing course with Christine that’s why I’ve signed up for another one!
Kathryn McBride
Kathryn McBride
1669669118
Having found Colour & Cloth online, Christine directed me to Brian who kindly overhauled and serviced my lovely treasure of a find: (a beautiful hand crank sewing machine "Sylvia" made by Harrods) and traced the model number back to 1876. The quick turnaround on servicing and knowledge of machines is impressive in itself and Brian's joy on seeing such a machine was obvious.By way of a one to one lesson, Christine took me through the absolute basics of sewing from how to thread "Sylvia" to stitching in various forms. She has also guided me in the best threads and fabrics to use to get the best from this older machine.Christine's knowledge and genuine passion of fabrics and sewing is infectious and her patience with me as the beginner has set me up to find joy in using this lovely instrument.Thank you Brian and Christine.
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