Our company

Sweet Seams was started by Sue Rawcliffe in 2010. Beginning with just two regular weekly classes we now offer a range of classes to suit all ages and abilities. Most popular are the classes where you can work on your own project, at your own pace, with an expert on hand to help you make progress. We want you to learn new skills and make new friends.

Whether you want to make your own clothes, curtains or soft furnishings for your home, or just be creative with crafts, we have the class for you. Small class sizes make sure that everyone gets the most out of every session. Individual lessons can be arranged.

In 2017 we moved to our lovely shop in East Molesey. All classes now run from here and we stock a range of fabrics, patterns and haberdashery.

Looking forward we have exciting new classes coming. Later this year we are introducing beginners crochet, hand embroidery and children's hand sewing classes. Children's birthday parties are alsoavailable to book.

SUE RAWCLIFFE

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I have been sewing for as long as I can remember. Inspired and taught by my mum who was a brilliant dressmaker I quickly progressed to making my own clothes. I went on to take formal dressmaking classes, followed by City and Guilds Pattern Cutting and Fashion Design at Richmond College.

Making curtains and blinds and doing alterations kept the wolf from the door when the children were younger. Now that they are older the girls are following in my footsteps. I am so proud that they can both sew.

Passing on the skill of sewing gives me great pleasure and running a fabric store is a dream job. So if you want to learn to sew, or just to give it a go, come along to one of our classes, or pop into the shop to see what's new.

Testimonials

My daughter and me had a wonderful morning making a superb pencil case with Sue. We really enjoyed the class! Thank you, Sue.

Nicole Kornfeld

Thank you sue for a wonderful mother and daughter sewing class today. With your patience and skills you taught my 9 year old how to make a Christmas stocking and reignited the passion I used to have for sewing. We will definitely be back for another course in the new year, in the meantime I'll be telling everyone i know about your courses.

Candy Sparling

I would like to thank Sue for my beautiful curtains she made they look great xxx

Donna Pearson