Sewing Courses


 We offer weekly, one and half day adult sewing courses,

along with weekly and one off children’s sewing courses,

on various aspects of sewing.

We have been teaching sewing courses for over 20 years in our purpose built studio.


For the safety of our loyal and valued customers and our team members

with have suspended all sewing courses until further notice,

due to the outbreak of COVID-19.




Pattern Cutting

 Tuesday 9.30am- 12.00pm


General Sewing

Tuesday 1.00pm - 3.30pm


Patchwork & Quilting

Thursday 9.30am - 12.30pm


Patchwork & Quilting

Beginners Only

Thursday 1.30pm - 3.30pm


Junior Sewing Induction

 Saturday 9.00am- 11.00am


Saturday Sewing Club

for age 8 to 14 years.

Saturday 1.30pm - 3.30pm


Know Your Sewing Machine

9.30am - 12.00pm


Know Your Sewing Machine

10.00am - 4.00pm


Know Your Embroidery Machine

10.00am – 4.00pm


Know Your overlocker

10.00am – 3.30pm


To receive details about any type of sewing course in the future,

please email

where we will be happy to assist.



Booking A Place

Please telephone or email us with your full name, address & telephone number,

along with the name and dates of the courses you wish to attend. Or send us the booking form at the end of the course brochure.


Terms & conditions


Paying Courses

Each course under £60 has to be paid in full when booking.

Courses over £60 may be booked with a £25 non-refundable deposit per course.

The balance needs to be paid 4 weeks prior to the start of the course.

You can transfer to another course up to 4 weeks before the start of the course you have booked and not once it has started.

A transfer fee of £25 is payable. No refunds will be given on paying courses.


All courses take place in our studio at the shop.

We have the latest Husqvarna Viking, Janome & Babylock machines in the studio ready to use.

Please do not bring your sewing machine with you unless you are booked onto a Know Your Sewing Machine or Overlocker Course.

Your machine must be in good working order to use it on these specific course.

Please note, we will not be able to fix your machine on the day if it incurs a problem.


If you have any queries please e-mail us or

telephone us on 01904 626244 where we will be happy to assist.


Gillies Fabrics

2 Peter Lane




We are located in the centre of York, just off Market Street,

Market Street runs between the new Boots store on Coney Street and

the Disney Store on Parliament Square near the fountain.

Half way down Market street you will see Superdrug on a corner.

Walk round the corner onto Peter Lane,

where you will find us located on the right-hand side.