Saturday workshops run all year round at least once a month, book here! Teen and children’s classes run after school throughout term time, and on selected days in the school holidays. We also host sewing parties for up to 8 people, and can cater for larger groups in schools and clubs, contact us!
Dressmaking classes are taught by Becky Drinan and her small team of tutors. Each passionate about their specialist subject, when not teaching they are busy designing and creating their own textile art. To see Becky’s work have a look at her online portfolio of Bridal and occasion wear. www.beckydrinandesign.com
The MakeIt Workshops studio is in the Sussex village of East Hoathly. Perfectly situated just off the A22 near Uckfield. Lewes and Heathfield are just 15mins drive away and we are less than 45 mins from Brighton, Eastbourne and Tunbridge Wells. There is ample free parking, and local amenities such as post office and village stores are just a stones throw away.
As a child I used to watch my Mum at her sewing machine, creating wonderful clothes for my brother and I from jumble sale bargains.
At seven, I had my own hand- powered Singer and became initiated into the world of dressmakers when I sewed through my own finger, ouch!!
But this would not put me off and over 20 years later, I still sew everyday.
After studying Costume at Wimbledon School of Art, I worked in film and theatre as a costume maker, then started my own Bespoke Bridal and Occasion wear business.
Make It Workshops started in 2009 after noticing that sewing (especially dressmaking) seemed to be a dying art, yet more and more people wanted to learn this brilliant skill.
Year by year we have extended our range of classes, and this year we will be adding a wider range of workshops including knitting, appliqué, machine embroidery, patchwork and soft furnishings.
Watch this space…