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Sew n Beads in Crawley

  1. Sew n Beads

     Sew n Beads is a new business in Crawley, we are situated in Units 4 & 5 Tilgate Park and offer courses and workshops for children and adults.   Visit our Gift Shop where we sell our handcrafted goods which have been made on the premises.  We have a selection of materials and sewing materials at reasonable prices.  We also offer an alteration service or we can make something new for you.

    This year we are starting a course for Mums and older daughters to make their own PROM DRESS.  To finish the project in time for the big evening it will have to be started by the beginning of March.  Ring for details.

    For the February half term holiday we have organised different events for children every day these include wet felting, jewellery making and sewing. This includes Saturday and Sunday each side of the holidays. Please ring for more information

    Also watch this space to see what we are organising for the Easter holidays.

    February 2014: Saturday or Sunday 1st and 2nd we will be making a Fleece Owl cushion.  This workshop uses various forms of applique and is a full day course.  On the 15th or 16th you can come and learn how to make a pinch pleat curtain sample. This is a full days workshop and starts at 10am on both days.

     March 2014:  Saturday 15th or Sunday 16th make a delightful bag which can be used as a pyjama case or peg bag.  We will be holding a double course on these days the second course is a Sunshine Jelly Roll Quilt.  This quilt uses stripes and circled material and reminds you of summer and sunshine.        

    If you can not make these days please contact us and we will try to fit in with your schedule.                                                                                                                              

    Do something really special this year on Mothers day and book for you and your mother/daughter to come along to Sew & Beads and make a keepsake mini blanket together.  This can be passed on for years to come and remind you of the time you spent with that special person in 2014.  

    See pictures or ring for more details.

    Every Saturday and Sunday we run 2 hour workshops in the morning/afternoon for children where they can learn to sew by hand or be taught to use a sewing machine.  From January we are rotating our courses - to any children who want to do this - 2 weeks sewing, 2 weeks wet felting and 2 weeks jewellery making.  The children's workshop run every other week.

    During school holidays we operate children's workshops daily (to avoid disappointment bookings are a must). The February 1/2 term workshops will be run daily 10am - 12 noon or 1pm - 3pm and will include sewing, wet felting or jewellery making.  At these workshops the children can make something for themselves or a mother's day gift. 

    We also after school workshops on Monday and Wednesday afternoons 4pm – 5.30pm.

    On our adult courses we teach the following:-

    • Learn how to use a sewing machine properly ie. Tension etc.
    • Dressmaking.
    • Patchwork and quilting.
    • Hand or machine appliqué.
    • Roman blind and curtain making (separate courses).
    • Cushion making.
    • Using an over locker -  beginners, intermediate or 1 2 1 sessions
    • Mother and baby sewing sessions.
    • Basic jewellery making.
    • Jewellery wire working
    • Bring in your unused or broken costume jewellery and either redesign it yourself in a workshop or leave it with us and we will alter it for you.

    These are just a few of the courses/workshops we offer.

    Have you any alterations, mending or zip replacements that need doing? If yes bring them to us and we will do what’s needed at a reasonable rate.

    We also offer taster courses. One session 2 ½ hours £25.00, 2 sessions 2 x 2 ½ hours £40.00.

    We organise boys and girls aged 7+ birthday parties (5min – 10max children, 2 hours duration). We can do the catering (not the birthday cake) or you can bring your own. Why not incorporate a visit to the Nature Centre, just across from our premises, in the birthday treat.  See pics.

    We also hold baby showers and hen parties (2 hours duration) where guests can make a square of patchwork, leave it with us and we will make it into a quilt which can be given to the new bride or mother. A buffet can be arranged but BYO alcohol.


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    Contact us on 07861497725 or check us out on Facebook and come and join us in the idyllic setting of Tilgate Park.

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    • Crawley Craft Units 4 & 5 Tilgate Park Titmus Drive Crawley RH10 5PQ


    Activity Clubs, Arts and crafts party, Child Friendly Shop, Jewellery Party, Keepsakes & Presents, Parent + Toddler Group, Party catering, Party Venue Hire, Sewing classes, Teddy Bear making party

    Pricing & Other Information

    Childrens After School Sessions - £12 per session.
    Childrens Sewing Classes: £15 per session.

    We hold a wide range of workshops - please contact us for pricing details.


  2. Sew n Beads has 7 reviews with an average of 4.9
    • Quality of Service 5.0
    • Value for Money 4.9
    • What the Kids Think 4.9
    • What the Adults Think 4.7


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    • Karen, Mum in Crawley

      I go to Patchwork classes with Sew n Beads and really enjoy them. Sukh and Bernie are really friendly and work very well together. Whenever they have children there, there are always 2 or more staff there to help solve any problems that might arise. The classes are in a really nice environment. They do a fabulous Mums and Children workshop where they can work alongside each other, both completing work that complements each other, and is tailored to their abilities. Their style of teaching is very good - for instance they know that I don't work very well with instructions, but need to carry out the task, so they always talk me through different methods . The workshops are really good value as materials are included and the service you receive is fabulous.

      Karen 28 Nov 2013

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    • Sam, Mum to 7 year old Daughter, Crawley

      I go to several classes at Sew n Beads - dress making and pattern cutting classes which are brilliant – if I’m making something, I can always pop in with any queries and they’re happy to help. I then decided to hold my daughter's 7th birthday party there. I was slightly nervous before as to whether a group of 10 7 & 8 year old girls would be kept occupied but it was amazing! They provided hot and cold food for the children (healthy and good quality), and party bags which consisted of take home and make bookmarks and sweets. Sukh had made beautiful big felt flower name badges for each child, with their name sewn on, and they could also take these home. The girls made felt hearts, sewed on decorations, and then stuffed and sewed them. A couple of adults stayed with me to help threading etc, so no child was ever stuck for long. Sukh also provided music and a game to play. The party was unbelievably good, the two hours flew past, and all the children wanted to stay and do more sewing - can't recommend it highly enough.

      Sam 28 Nov 2013

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    • Louise, Crawley

      I go to dressmaking classes with Sew n Beads and have also sometimes helped with the childrens sewing classes. Bernie and Sukh are so lovely - very kind and caring with the children - and its fantastic now that they're based in Tilgate Park. The classes are in a lovely environment. It's a great idea to join their mailing list - brilliant ideas for workshops etc for the school holidays and then the kids can go and play in the park afterwards.


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    • Julia, Mum in Crawley

      My daughter has been attending these sewing classes every other week since September 2013. She thoroughly enjoys the classes. They are relaxed, friendly and she gets to be involved in projects she wouldn't otherwise. She is very proud of the bag,the owl and the large teddy bear she has made. Would recommend to any "crafty" child who likes to keep their hands busy.

      Julia 26 Feb 2014

    • Ellen's mum Sofi

      We came across Sew n Beads by chance and thought we pop in to inquire about a party for my daughters 9th birthday.We met the lovely ladies who runs the workshop and had a look at the beautiful and cosy premises, by the time we left we had booked the party. We arrived on the party day and the first thing we saw was a huge happy birth day banner outside the shop. The ladies greeted us and were fussing over Ellen giving her a beautiful hand made felt flower pin. The guests arrived and the kids were guided though the process of making their own wet felt master piece. The kids loved it and they got to bring home a unique piece of art. The ladies were great, very clear and concise. The food was good and they even had time to play a few games. Ellen and I were very impressed with the party and can recommend parties at Sew n Beads. Ellen said that it was the best party she has had so far.

      Sofi 13 Jan 2014


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  3. Sew n Beads Timetable

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    Please note: If you can not make the days we have arranged for workshops please contact us and we will try to fit in with your schedule.
    • Mon
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    • Wed
    • Thu
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    • Sat
    • Sun
    • Adult courses 10am - 1pm.
      After school session 4.00-5.30pm
    • Adult courses 10am - 1pm. & 6.30pm - 9pm.
      Sewing Bee 6.30pm - 9pm.

    • After school session
    • Evening adult courses
    • Adult courses 10am - 2pm
    • Childrens Sewing Classes 10.00-12.00pm & 1.00-3.00pm
      Adult workshops and courses from 10am

    • Childrens Sewing Classes 11.00-1.00pm & 2.00-4.00pm
      Adult courses/workshops from 10am.
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  • Gender: Mixed
  • Operates during: Daily , Termly , Weekends , Weekdays , After school , During school , Term time , School holidays
  • Grouping: One to one With others (group, class or team)
  • Number of visits: Defined length course Continuous course

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