Welcome to The Sewing Institute
The Sewing Institute has just relocated to a purpose designed studio at Lytham YMCA, the base for our growing range of creative classes, lead by our trio of qualified teachers and sewing & craft enthusiasts. Alongside our core classes of sewing, crochet & creative textiles we have regular visiting specialist tutors too! Our team are passionate about creating a learning environment and hub for socialising & community. Classes are now easily accessible by bus. Car parking is on site and all facilities are fully accessible.
The fabric boutique offers a select range of hand picked fabrics, which prides itself on quality over quantity! There's a fast turn over of fabric inline with fashion & interior trends each season. This include a core line of high quality 100% cottons as well as linen, jerseys, cord, denim, lawn & viscose, allowing both dressmakers & crafters ample choice for their projects! The product range is driven by customer feedback & request and are inline with sewing workshops.
We endeavour process & post orders within 24 hours. Parcels are sent Royal Mail 2nd Class. Postage can take 3-5 working days.
Click & collect orders will be available to collect either on your next booked workshop OR during social sewing sessions- please check the monthly workshop schedule for up to date for times/dates.
Totally loved this social. Crocheting along with friends and new people. An excellent social and full of laughs too.
Lovely, cute Easter session making bunting with my 7yr old Daughter. We had so much fun. Venue, staff and overall crafting session was amazing! Thank you - we will be back!
Very helpful and fun sewing space. Katie and Lucy always helpful and patient. Great atmosphere!
Bloody brilliant - completed a hat soon after this social , thank you so much
Fabulous beginners crochet workshop with Katie.
Enjoyed every moment and came away armed with the confidence & the resources to complete a bobble hat, which I did the following day.
Thank you Katie
Absolutely the best place to be … sew to your hearts 💕 content with like minded people. Everyone so friendly and supportive. Lucy, Katie and Jo are the best and so knowledgeable, definitely recommend 💝🥰
My 9 year old daughter and I attended two classes this week. We’d originally only booked the introduction to sewing class, but had such a good time, my daughter begged me to book another! The pace of the sessions was just right, with opportunities for those who were confident (not us) to move along more quickly and those who were less confident (definitely us) to have more time. As well as the knowledge and skills required for each of the projects, troubleshooting and rectifying mistakes was also covered. We met Lucy, Katie and Jo, all were kind, knowledgeable, patient and helpful. We had a really wonderful time and would recommend to anyone. We can’t wait to come again!
PS The shop they have is second to none too. Filled with with an urge to try out our new-found skills at home, we left with extra supplies.
I’ve received your email - my crochet class is not until 15th March
I took my granddaughter to the mini makers craft session Spring Planters and we both had a lovely morning.Everything we needed was to hand, Katie and Jo were great with the children as they all wrestled with glue, glue guns , (with parents help)material,embellishments,compost and seeds to make their planters.My granddaughter thoroughly enjoyed it and best bit …..I didn’t have to clear up!☺️
Brilliant class. Katie is a great teacher and so patient and informative. Thoroughly enjoyed the session and would highly recommend. (Lexy)
I love the friendly, welcoming atmosphere of the socials. It is an ideal place to fulfil my current sewing needs but a larger table for cutting out garments would be helpful.
Great gathering and support. Nice to sit and chat and sew with the experts at hand to help
Jo is such a patient teacher and very informative too. She understood everyone’s levels and prior knowledge but carefully went over the basics for total beginners. Highly recommend this class to anyone.
Great fabric, perfect for what I needed
Good quality and great price elastic for a pair of trousers