The Sewing Snug
We did it
On 16th September 2019 we successfully raised £2,555 with 19 supporters in 56 days

Our plan is to offer classes in a warm and friendly environment for people to learn how to sew and further develop their sewing skills.

by Amy & Liz in Kirknewton, Scotland, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Any extra money we receive will go towards developing our business further by expanding our website to include an online shop, enabling us to sell fabric, sewing accessories and customers to book sewing classes.


Hello, we are Amy and Liz and are both sewing enthusiasts and dressmakers.  Our plan is to offer classes in a warm and friendly environment for people to learn how to sew and further develop their sewing skills.  This is where we need your help; we need to fully equip our classes with sewing machines, irons, cutting mats, thread, fabric and scissors among other useful tools.

Our classes will initially be pop-up classes in various shared locations in and around West Lothian and Edinburgh. We will offer a variety of projects from sewing home furnishings like cushions, aprons and oven gloves to garments such as dresses, jumpers and skirts, for all levels and ability. The classes will be for children from 8 years old and up, and adults.  In the future we plan to have our own multi-purpose studio in which to run classes and expand the business into selling fabric and sewing accessories.

Our values

Social enterprise

We know from personal experiences that sewing can really help improve your mental health. We want to offer the opportunity for people to try sewing for the first time or to come back to sewing by holding sewing events in local communities and talking openly about mental health and how sewing can help.

Make sewing inclusive

We want to make sewing more inclusive no matter your gender, age and background. We will attempt to do this by having a wide range of sewing classes available, having open days where people can come and use our machines and try a bit of sewing. Also we want to encourage open-mindedness by reaching kids at an early age, before firm habits have developed.  

Saving our planet

As most of us know our beautiful planet is getting destroyed by our fast pace throw away lifestyle. We want to help educate people on how they can make small changes to stop this from happening. We plan to do this by holding classes to show how to reuse, recycle and repurpose old clothes and fabric.

We are both very passionate about sharing our love for sewing and the many advantages it has.

Our customers say...

"I cannot praise this class enough. My daughter absolutely loved it. The teachers were there to help if needed but did let the sewers get on with it themselves so the sense of achievement was incredible. Fantastic class."  - Debbie D 

"I had so much fun and can’t believe that I made my new favourite bag! Thanks again and I’ll definitely come again!"  - Stephie Phipps 

"Had a really good night making a tote bag with Hannah Boden. Very impressed with how professional our bags look! Relaxed and friendly class - thanks for a great night!"  - Jennifer Boden



This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

Happiness is a full bobbin! Thank you!

Digital download of a child's drawstring bag pattern instruction booklet. Made by the Sewing Snug

£5 or more

Sewing mends the soul

A big heartfelt thank you email for supporting us and helping us on our way to our way to doing what we love most.

£10 or more

Needle little love

We will feature your name proudly on our supporters page on the website to say thank you for your support because you are awesome!

£15 or more

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You are the REEL thing! Thank you!

10% off your first 2 classes

£30 or more

You are SEW Amazing! Thank you

50% off your first booking with the sewing snug

£40 or more

1 of 6 claimed

Wind your bobbin up.. Thank you!

A free 3 hour Class with the sewing snug

£40 or more

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The Sewing Master! Thank you

One to one 2 hour lesson with Liz and Amy from the sewing snug

£65 or more

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Sew much fabric Sew little time

A class with the sewing snug and 10% off two further bookings.

£260 or more

1 of 2 claimed

Wow! You are Sew Awesome! Thank you

A fun 3 hour sewing snug sewing party for 6 people for a birthday, hen doo, stag doo or just for fun.

£260 or more

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Make it Sew

A children's party (age 8 and up) for 6 children. Sewing is a really fun way to celebrate a birthday and the best thing about it is, no need for party bags as they all go home with something they have made.

£400 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Are you thready for this?

A team building experience for up to 10 people. Great way to boost team morale, togetherness and learn a fun new skill.

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