Happiness is handmade

Sewing - Home Furnishing - Workshops

Welcome to The Hemming Bird

Based in Stratford-upon-Avon, I run sewing workshops for all abilities, teaching people to sew or helping them improve the skills they already have.  Sewing lessons and courses are a fun way to learn to sew and make projects for your home.


Learn to sew and choose your workshop or sewing course.


Come to the Sewing Café Sewing Sessions to work on your own project


Read about projects, latest news, top tips and keep up to date with my sewing blog


All the workshops focus on sewing skills to make useful things for your home including cushions, curtains,
roman blinds, aprons, wash bags, doorstops or any project you might want to make to help furnish your home.

Sewing courses and workshops are held at either my garden studio in
Stratford-upon-Avon, or Talton Mill, Newbold-on-Stour.

Learn to sew and choose your workshop or sewing course … keep up-to-date with available spaces on upcoming workshop dates via the website, in my newsletters and on my Facebook and Instagram pages.  During August the website (which is a new one) is undergoing a bit of extra construction to be ready for September bookings which you will be able to book and pay for online. 

In the meantime, please contact me on 07735 503824 with any queries you may have.  Thank you for your patience.

Let’s get sewing!

“What a brilliant day the old ‘Can’t Sew Won’t Sew’ had and I’m thrilled with the cushion and the bag, thank you Sarah I really enjoyed it… you were so patient and helpful. I would like to come to your Sewing Café to make some more cushions please!”

– Sally W, Stratford –
Beginners 4 Week Introduction to Sewing

About Me

My passion for sewing started at an early age when making matching outfits for mother and daughter was the done thing!

What I love about sewing and still do, is being able to make something that is exactly what I want and well-finished enough so it looks as though I have bought it.

It certainly doesn’t have to be expensive either, in fact the thriftier the better!

Latest From The Blog

Choosing fabrics – a simple guide.

So where do you start when choosing fabric?  Asking yourself the following questions will help start you off... Are you looking for soft furnishings fabrics or lighter dress-making fabrics?  For soft furnishings, which I recommend using, there are a whole host to...

Vouchers.. Vouchers.. Vouchers..

Vouchers can make a great gift these days... If you know someone who would love to come to one of the workshops the perfect gift is a voucher for either a workshop or just some of the cost towards one. So easy to sort and a pleasure to give and receive! Whilst the...

Lining, Fabric and all that Stuff!

Once you have completed a workshop at The Hemming Bird you will have access to all the soft furnishings haberdashery you may need for future projects at competitive prices from my supplier Hallis Hudson.  To see their range of products please go to...







THE GARDEN ROOM (at the bottom of the garden)

136 Banbury Road, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7HU



TALTON MILL - The Millhouse Café

Newbold-on-Stour, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 8UG











07735 503824