Use your maternity leave to learn a new skill!

Come along to an exciting new daytime sewing course and learn to make a beautiful romper for your baby.

This course is available to all, but especially aimed for mums with babies (pre-crawlers). The classes are small (3-4) and held in the spacious Threadquarters Studios in Bangor. There is a designated area for the babies to play or sleep while you get a chance to be creative, have fun and meet other mums.

You do not need to have any prior sewing experience as in this course I will introduce you to using a sewing machine, teach you all the basics skills of machine sewing for you to then progress on to make a lovely outfit for your little one over 6 weekly 1hr 45min sessions.

Please note that this course is only open for pre-crawlers due to safety and no actual child care is provided.

Classes run Wednesday mornings 10 – 11.45 am and are held in the Threadquarters Studio, Main Street, Bangor.

Next 6 week course starts: 21st February


If the class has sold out (the black button will say ‘Read More’ rather than ‘Add To Basket”) or the dates don’t suit but you are interested in taking the class, you can sign up the the Waiting List. You will be sent an email when you dates are confirmed (or if there is a cancellation).

I’m excited to announce a brand new, unique Mummy and Baby class, where baby gets to relax and mummy gets to have a little bit of ‘me’ time, learning a new skill and socialising with other mums.

This 6 week course will teach you everything you need to know about beginners machine sewing, and by the end of the course you should have a lovely little outfit for your baby.

This is a relaxed and informal class, with small numbers (4 max), so you will get lots of one-to-one tuition and attention when needed and a slower pace with no-one minding if baby needs changed, fed or cuddled.

This is a relaxed and informal class, with small numbers (4 max), so you will get lots of one-to-one tuition and attention when needed and a slower pace with no-one minding if baby needs changed, fed or cuddled.

Because we will be using electric machines, irons, pins and scissors this class is for PRE-CRAWLERS only, so that we can be sure to keep them safe in their designated area. More details about the facilities I have for the babies is below.

YOU will learn:

  • how to set up a sewing machine and wind a bobbin
  • how to insert/change a needle
  • how to start and finish simple seams and finish off seam allowances
  • how to sew a straight line, as well as tricky curves
  • how to change stitches
  • how to use a pattern and cut out fabric on the straight grain following the grainline of the fabric and the selvedge
  • how to snip corners and the importance of pressing (ironing!)
  • how to hem
  • how to add snaps
  • lots of valuable dressmaking skills such as sewing straps, inserting elastic, hemming, adding a facing and so much more!


Baby Romper

The romper has a harem style leg, with normal hem or optional elastic around the ankles, and snaps for closing at the base. It has cross-over straps with tie at the front bib. There is an optional bib pocket, for those who like a bit of a challenge!


Level 0
(click for details of our class levels – this class is suitable for absolute beginners)


  • A paper copy of your PDF pattern to use in the class plus the PDF pattern/instructions emailed to you (worth £10)
  • Use of all sewing tools, including, needles, scissors etc.
  • Elastic, snaps and any other sewing notions required
  • A safe, cosy place for your baby while you sew (see below for more details)
  • Tea/coffee and something sweet!


  • Your own sewing machine – OR you can use one of my sewing machines. Please let me know beforehand.
  • Fabric for your project. You will need 1m of fabric. I recommend you choose cotton poplin or cotton lawn if this is your very first time sewing as they are the easiest to work with.
    • Class students can receive a 20% discount off any fabric from the Threadquarters shop – a code will be sent out with your Welcome email.
  • One 100m spool of matching thread. I suggest Gutermann Sew All Thread, which is polyester.
  • A notepad and pen to jot down any useful tips you might pick up!
  • A bag to keep all your project pieces in.
  • Your usual baby bag with all their daily bits and bobs (although I will have facilities for you, please see below).

For the babies:

The studio will be set up with a designated area for your babies, keeping them safely away from any of the sewing equipment.

There will be play mats, toys, bouncers and cushions for babies. But feel free to bring anything you think they might enjoy. There is also a changing mat & wipes if needed.


Held in the lovely, bright and spacious Threadquarters studio! 49 Main Street, Bangor, NI. Located on the first floor.

Please note that the studio is up a flight of stairs and unfortunately there is no lift access. There is no space to store a buggy downstairs so I recommend bringing baby in either their car seat or a baby carrier.

Please click here for more details on the location and parking options.

PLEASE NOTE: The class requires a minimum of two people to go ahead.

Please check Terms & Conditions for cancellation policies.