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Janet Moville, founder of the Modern Approach Sewing School

Janet Moville, Modern Approach Sewing School

The Modern Approach Sewing School directed by Janet Moville offers a wide range of sewing classes and courses in Preston including 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.

Next sewing for beginners class!

Next sewing for beginners class!

Don’t miss our next Sewing for beginners class on 14 May 2016 Like our  group of students who recently attended a sewing for beginners class, you too can learn how to make a variety of sewing projects in our fun classes!   […]

Great gift ideas!

Great gift ideas!

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.

Join our pattern fitting workshop in April

Join our pattern fitting workshop in April

Our pattern fitting workshop in April will teach you how to get that perfect fit! Our pattern fitting workshop will equip you with the invaluable skills associated with dressmaking. Bring along a pattern to our pattern fitting workshop for a blouse, […]

Well done Laura!

Well done Laura!

Meet Laura Baron who joined a weekly class  just a few weeks ago and had never used a sewing machine before. Laura soon got to grips by familiarising herself with threading the machine and learning how to select the correct […]

Basic overlocking workshop with cash back!

Basic overlocking workshop with cash back!

Struggling with your new overlocker and need some tuition? Join us this Saturday 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 cuff […]

Meet our young summer students!

Meet our young summer students!

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. […]

Now enrolling for September!

Now enrolling for September!

Our new block of weekly classes start in September and places are booking fast! We have limited places left on the Tuesday morning class so hurry to secure your place. The Tuesday morning sewing class is one of our budget […]

Look what I’ve made!

Look what I’ve made!

‘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 […]

Students Showcase Projects

Students Showcase Projects

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 […]

Eifeel Pretty!

Eifeel Pretty!

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 […]

Students creations and reviews!

Students creations and reviews!

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 […]

Special occasion cocktail wear

Special occasion cocktail wear

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 […]

Well done Sue!

Well done Sue!

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 […]

How to freshen up a dated design

How to freshen up a dated design

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 […]

Carol’s Tote Shopping Bag

Carol’s Tote Shopping Bag

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. […]

Liberty print jersey wrap dress

Liberty print jersey wrap dress

Check out this Liberty print jersey dress in lovely autumn colours! Wrap over bodice and circular skirt give a vintage feel. Pattern is Vogue 1027 with slight adjustments to fit and style. Fabric is super quality and easy to care […]

New class sewing machines!

New class sewing machines!

Exciting news ! We have just taken delivery of brand new class sewing machines for use in the school. Very simple to use but with enhanced sewing features, this machine is one of the most practical I’ve seen in a […]

Couture Speed Tailoring Review

Couture Speed Tailoring Review

  Louise Younger has a very busy life style and a job that takes her away from home quite a lot. This makes attending a weekly class or even short course very difficult. After discussing her need for a tailoring […]

dressmaking and tailoring skills

dressmaking and tailoring skills

Learn dressmaking and tailoring skills. The mild weather has been great for extending our summer wardrobe, meaning for me personally i can wear those lovely cool blues a little longer!

Lucia’s first blouse project

Lucia’s first blouse project

Lucia Quartarone has been attending weekly classes for a few months now and has progressed considerably since her first class as a complete beginner. Take a look at her first blouse project. The style of blouse, coupled with the choice […]