New April and May 2021 course dates now available for booking!


Are you looking for a sewing course that will teach you some essential sewing basics, while giving you an introduction to basic dressmaking? Do you wish to gain the confidence and inspiration you need to continue to experiment and learn to create many more exciting projects? Then this course is for you! The Easy Pyjamas Intro to Sewing course is the perfect introduction to sewing  and basic dressmaking suitable for complete sewing novices and those already able to use a sewing machine alike.

On this course you will learn the very basics of sewing and of using a commercial pattern which you will then put into practice by making a fabulous pair of pyjama bottoms either long or *short suitable for both women and men!

No previous experience is required in order to take this course. You may join this class as a complete newbie or after taking any other of our Beginners Classes. The class is taught in small groups, so there is plenty of individual attention and opportunity to chat and make friends. There will be tea and biscuits to make the process sweeter!

What you will learn:

  • How to set up and thread a sewing machine
  • How to sew straight and curved seams
  • How to troubleshoot sewing machine issues
  • How to read and understand a multi-sized sewing pattern including the markings and mysterious jargon that accompanies them
  • How to take your measurements
  • How to select the right pattern size for you
  • How to complete simple alterations to custom fit your pattern
  • How to correctly pin the pattern to your fabric and how to accurately cut it out
  • How to finish seams, insert elastic and create a simple hem

What to bring:

Nothing! We have the perfect fabrics and haberdashery for you to buy on the day, so just bring yourself!


  • Thursday 15th & 22nd April 2021, 6:30pm-9:30pm
  • Wednesday 21st& 28th April 2021, 10:30am-1:30pm
  • Saturday 15th May 2021, 10:30am-5:00pm

* Please arrive 5 minutes early to ensure prompt start and to make the most of your class. Please bring a packed lunch for all day courses.

Anything else you’d like to know? Please read our FAQs page before contacting us. 



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Additional Information

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  • You will also receive a welcome/further info email a couple of days before the course/class starts. Please check the other folders as mentioned above if it doesn’t reach your inbox.
  • Bookings are non refundable and only transferable subject to availability and to our discretion. Please read our Terms & Conditions  for more information.
  • Please arrive 5 minutes early and wait outside the main entrance. We will come and let you in a few minutes before starting time. If you happen to be late please ring the Yellow Studio buzzer. Unfortunately we won’t be able to let you into the studio if you arrive earlier than 5 minutes before starting time.

Find Us

  • We are located in the Waterloo area, right opposite St Thomas’ Hospital A&E and within close walking distance from Waterloo, Lambeth North and Westminster stations.
  • The Old Paradise Yard can be tricky to find and phone maps directions will send you to the wrong place. Please click here for detailed directions, transport links and our address.