Share this:

Online Sewing and Craft Courses

Online sewing courses

Whilst we have a huge database of sewing classes throughout the UK listed on our workshops database we appreciate that not all of you live near a sewing school, or have the time to attend regular classes.  In those circumstances an online sewing course may be just what you need. You can still learn new skills and techniques from expert tutors, but all in the comfort of your own home and at a time to suit you.  Below we’ve picked out some of our favourite places to get online craft classes.


Workshop on ZOOM

Crafty Monkies

Crafty Monkies is an exciting new venture offering 3-hour ZOOM workshops with live streaming and interactive workshops from some big names in the world of sewing and quilting including Janet Clare, Sarah Payne and Charlotte Newland. The workshops are well organised and fun to join and cost just £25 per workshop. 

They are also going to be introducing the Take 3 Online Club in early June 2020, where people can sign up  via Monthly Subscriptions, subject to how much content they would like to pay for or wish to see. 

To find out more about Crafty Monkies visit here


Online sewing workshops


Yodomo brings the expertise of independent artists and makers directly to you. Access online workshops anywhere, at any time, from carefully selected instructors. There are a number of 'taster' workshops for free and you can upgrade to a paid workshop plus a kit if you need the items used and want to purchase as a package. Making is made easy through high-quality online courses and materials delivered to home or business, designed to help everyone achieve their creative potential.

There are a number of sewing and embroidery workshops of interest plus other textile-related crafts. Take a look at the choices here.

Creative Bug Craft Classes over the internet

Creative Bug

Another of the leading online course providers Creative Bug has over 1,000 online craft courses to choose from. They also work with several well-known names from the sewing industry such as Carolyn Friedlander, Amy Butler, Denyse Schmidt, Kaffe Fassett and many others.

You join by taking out a subscription with a monthly option for as little as $7.95 per month. One option is on an annual basis ($95 per year, saving 20% on the monthly price) giving you more features. Subscriptions offer you unlimited access to over 1,000 classes. They also offer a free trial of their monthly option. With the Unlimited Plus plan you can also select a class each month to keep forever too. Take a look at the options here.

Find out more at


Learn to sew with a Pro

Learn to Sew with A Pro

Here in the UK there are several great stitchers running their own online classes. Claire-Louise, the person behind Learn to Sew with a Pro, was previously the sewing advisor to The Great British Sewing Bee and author of the 3rd Sewing Bee book so she really knows her stuff!

She offers a beginner sewing course where you will complete three sewing projects and learn all the skills you need. You will have unlimited access with all the information you need for the current price of £45.

Visit to find out more about her online sewing classes.

Learn to sew trousers online class

Sew Over It

Popular London based sewing school Sew Over It also run online sewing classes too. At the moment there are five online classes, including the Grace dress and the Ultimate Guide to Sewing and Fitting Trousers. 

The classes cost £25 or £30 and include the pattern (in pdf format) too. You can get a free preview of some of the courses before you buy too!

Get the full details at


Internet based sewing lessons

Just Hands On TV

Just Hands on TV is a UK based patchwork and quilting TV channel. They deliver tutorials and workshops via their website: Tutors include Jennie Rayment, Mandy Shaw, Carolyn Forster and Angela Madden.

There’s a few free online classes and taster videos here. Otherwise you pay a monthly fee of £7 to access their database of 700+ classes. 


Online sewing classes in the UK

Stitch Sisters 

The Stitch Sisters offer a range of online sewing classes covering dressmaking, bag making, sewing for the home and using and overlocker or coverstitch machine. 

Several of their classes are free, and the others are very reasonably priced under £20. Find out more at:

Online embroidery class by Jen Goodwin

Jen Goodwin Embroidery Classes

Royal School of Needlework embroidery tutor Jen Goodwin has introduced distance learning embroidery courses. She runs one at a time with a limited number of students to ensure they all get plenty of time and attention from her.

Take a look at the courses she is running. Get full details at


Threads free online sewing lessons

Threads Sewing Videos

If you are looking for free online sewing classes Threads Magazine have a brilliant You Tube channel with lots of video technique guides to help you learn to sew or improve your sewing skills.  Most are only a couple of minutes long so they are bitesize techniques, easy to fit in with a busy lifestyle.

Most of the videos are dressmaking focused but you’ll also find some other craft techniques such as embroidery in there too.


QNN TV online patchwork and quilting lessons


QNN TV describe themselves as the first on demand network for quilters.  They have over 1200 video tips and quilting techniques for you to indulge in.  Their tutors include British quilters Katy Jones (former Quilt Now Editor) and Nick Ball from Quilts in the Attic as well as big names like Thomas Knauer and Fons & Porter.

The video subscription gives you access to over 4,000 quilting tutorial and technique videos that you can stream on just about any device. Subscribe today to start learning for $7.99 per month or an annual subscription of $69.99.  They also have some free videos available too. Visit here to view their selection.

Sewing Guru online tailoring classes

The Sewing Guru

If you want to learn dressmaking or tailoring skills from the comfort of your home, then the Sewing Guru could be the site for you. They have over 400 videos focused on making your own clothes taught by an English tailor.

They have three different membership pricing levels depending upon which courses you want access to. You can pay on a recurring payment with prices from $19 a month. 

Find out more at


Made To Sew Online sewing lessons via Skype 

Made to Sew

If you want an online sewing class completely tailored to you and what you want to learn Aneka at Made to Sew offers a Skype teaching service. Although she’s based in the UK she teaches people all around the world to sew with her Skype lessons, either one on one or small groups.

Find out more at


Tilly and The Buttons Online sewing classes

Tilly & The Buttons Online Workshops

Popular blogger, pattern designer and ex-Sewing Bee contestant Tilly Walnes offers five online sewing classes via her website

You can learn how to use your sewing machine, sew skirts, sew with jersey or sew a shirt dress. The courses are based around her patterns which are included in the price (you pay a little more if you want a paper pattern). The prices start at £25. You can save money by buying a bundle of classes if you want more than one.


Online class with Jules Fallon

Sew Me Something

Sew Me Something - Jules Fallon - have several online courses, including their Helena Dress and Cressida Jumpsuit. You get the PDF pattern and all the support you need to sew the garment. Unlimited access to the individual course for £45. Buy the courses here.


Sew a Roman Blind

Emma May Stitching

Emma May is a soft furnisher and is offering an online course on how to sew a Roman Blind. The course takes you on a step by step journey of making a Roman Blind in the same way that a professional soft furnisher would; a blind with no visible machine stitching on the front, with interlining inside and seams finished by hand. Buy the course with unlimited access for £33.60 here.


Online course on sewing


ArkDeFo offer a sewing and fashion design for kids course which includes over 7 hours of online video tutorials, 46 lessons, 5 modules to develop intuitive sewing and designing. It is suitable for children aged 7-14.

Find out more at

 Online sewing and craft courses from Beautiful Things

Beautiful Things

Beautiful Things have put together a selection of online sewing and craft courses to suit all budgets, starting from just £5.  They include quick and easy makes for beginners, to more detailed indepth technique courses like learning to sew stretch fabrics.  Browse the courses you can sign up for here.


Read more features about learning to sew and courses available here


Sewing courses