The Modern Approach Sewing School directed by Janet Moville offers a wide range of sewing classes and courses from our brand new custom built studio in Farington.
Courses include dressmaking, tailoring, pattern fitting, bridal wear, lingerie, designer bags, soft furnishings and computer embroidery. The school provides a mixture of scheduled sewing classes, one and half day sewing courses and mini breaks, all in an informal, friendly atmosphere.
Sewing classes are a combination of demonstration, explanation and tuition, allowing students to experience the emphasis of practical hands-on work.
Small classes, outstanding facilities and one to one tuition cater for all levels of ability for those wishing to develop and improve their sewing skills.
You will learn vital sewing techniques and gain in-depth knowledge to help you produce your own professionally tailored clothing, soft furnishings and accessories.
Janet Moville is the founder of the school with over forty years experience, having sewn since childhood. Her down to earth approach will put you instantly at ease. Classes offer professional tuition at affordable prices.
This year 2017, brings some exciting new changes with the re-location to a brand new purpose built Sewing Studio in Farington, Leyland allowing the opportunity to offer a greater variety of classes to suit all ages, abilities and incomes.
The single storey studio in Stevenson Ave, Farington, Leyland has ample free parking right outside the door and is a superb location in which to improve sewing skills.
We look forward to seeing you at the new studio soon!
Our one day workshop is ideal for those who can’t commit to a regular weekly class. Run on the third Saturday of every month it provides optimum flexibility for all skill levels. Select title to view more details
Why not join us on Saturday 18 February 2017 for our next beginners class? You too, could leave at the end of the day with a project to be proud of, even if you’ve never used a machine before!
Thank you for helping us in making a pot holder, pencil case, bag, Freddie the fish and pillow case. We really enjoyed it and it has been a great way to spend the summer. Thank you, love Tracy and Remy Nine year old […]
Join our mixed ability sewing classes to achieve success in your newly found skills
Well done to Tracy and Remy on their first ‘mum and me’ class! Mum and ten year old daughter Remy attended their very first ‘mum and me’ class and loved every minute to it! They were able to get to grips […]
We can’t promise wall and to wall sunshine this summer but we can brighten up your week with a range of creative sewing classes! Along with our regular mixed ability weekly classes we have a brand new ‘Mum and me’ summer […]
Join us for your GBSB fix on Saturday 18 June Been inspired by what you’ve seen so far on the GBSB ? Want to try out some of them for yourself? Then our ‘Make it your own day‘ workshop is […]
Strictly dance wear Thoughts have been on my latest dance exam in a couple of weeks time so I needed an outfit that would tick all the boxes- long and flowing for the ballroom section, short and flirty for […]
Girlie Sewing Saturdays Category: Specialist Workshops Skill Level: All Levels Course Duration: 1 Day Cost: £65 Celebrating a Hen Party, Birthday or just a break from it all? Then our Girlie Sewing Saturday one day course is for you! Especially […]
Struggling with your new overlocker and need some tuition? Join us on Saturday 14 May for a confidence boosting session that will put you back on track. We’ll cover threading, tension problems, practical applications such as elastic application and collar and […]
Our courses and workshops make great gift ideas! Half day, full day, private tuition or a regular weekly class mean there is something to suit all levels and budgets and arranging it couldn’t be simpler.
Meet our young students who had the opportunity to attend some of our daytime classes during the summer holidays. Sisters Grace and Evie completed a number of projects during their two morning sessions and are pictured here showcasing their favourite. […]
‘Look what I’ve made!’ Nine year old Lai-yen proudly shows off his iPad cover, made in his very first sewing class. ‘Learning to sew is fun !’ he excitedly told mum Lina who was pleasantly surprised and pleased with how […]
Take a look at the efforts of some of our new students this month, who have had great fun completing projects. Kaye and Judith made an ultra chic lined tote bag with matching print patched pocket on the ‘Sewing for […]
Take a peek at Fee’s first sewing project. I’m sure you’ll be suitably impressed. The pencil skirt is fully lined with an invisible zip, fitted waistband and hand finished hem. Very haute couture to complement the French inspired designer print! Read Fee’s review […]
Meet Daniel and Lisa who attended classes recently. Daniel made a bespoke tie in the workshop on Saturday 21 February whilst Lisa, who enrolled on a block of weekly classes, completed a variety of projects from soft furnishings to garments, including the […]
Every girl needs at least one glam frock in her wardrobe, don’t you agree? Take a look at this little cutie loaded with enough sequins to sink a battle ship! The dress is fully lined and has empire line styling […]
Take a look at Sue’s latest creations. A black jacket in boiled wool, copied from a ready to wear favourite and a red and black plaid skirt. The jacket’s feature patch pocket with spider’s web detail was inspired from the […]
Here’s how to freshen up a dated design into a modern look. I’m sure we all have dresses in the wardrobe that could do with a facelift. This is one I made at […]
Here’s a vintage look, tote style shopping bag made by Carol, one of my regular weekly class students. This is a lovely medium weight printed quality fabric in muted colours which gives a luxurious look and feel to the bag. […]