Sewing lessons, workshops and parties for children, adults & schools

School Workshops

School Workshops

What we can offer…

Working alongside the curriculum or as a separate project entirely we can work with the students to produce a stunning inspirational piece of textile work.

The children absolutely love using the sewing machines and learn various practical skills whilst improving fine motor skills, elements of design, collaboration, using the sewing machine itself and teamwork.

Past projects have included:

  • A remembrance poppy wall hanging where students designed, cut and machine sewed an individual poppy which were then combined to make a collaborative wall hanging which hangs proudly in the school.
  • The ‘Titanic’ book was a whole class collaborative project. The children used work they had produced in class, sewing on to a variety of textiles and media, including fact finding written pieces and illustrated clothing representative of the Titanic passengers and crew.  They also created mixed media pages depicting the story of the Titanic.  The centre of the book was a 4 page pull out fabric illustration of the Titanic at sea.
  • Re-designing their school uniform for the future which included adding in a micrphone for presentations, reflective materials for safety and an electronic patch on their sleeve that could submit homework and register the children as they walked through school instead of the register.
  • A collaborative 5 metre hanging depicting the school values and mission which children from year 1-6 worked on.


£50 an hour (for Katy and I) for a minimum of 2 hours a day working on a project for 4/5 weeks

A half day 9.30am – 12.30pm or 12pm-3pm is £150 (for Katy and I)

A full day 9.30am – 2.30pm £250 (for Katy and I)

If you would like to discuss any further details then we would be more than happy to come and chat through any potential projects and timescales we could work on together.

Really loved my sewing lessons with Gem. Gem is fantastic, very patient and talented. Over the moon with the cushion I Managed to make, my son loves it too. x

Kate Prytherch

My daughter attended the unicorn pillow workshop and loved every minute shes so excited and can't wait to come back - highly recommended

Christine Jones

Fantastic Easter workshop this morning with my niece. Gemma is a fantastic teacher and is great with children. We had a great time and will definitely be back. Thank you Gem xx

Ally Allen

I’ve been to 2 workshops at sewing at the button box I can’t recommend enough Gemma taught me to make a skirt and a dress I have since made skirts and dresses for my nieces and daughter It’s great being able to give a truly unique gift made by your self My daughter and her friend both attended the unicorn workshop and had great fun and were very proud of their makes Gemma was patient with them both and they had a super time Thankyou so much Gemma

Jo England

Highly recommend Gem and the 4 week adult workshop she runs! Learning sewing machine basics and working on your own pattern was great and she is so patient (especially when you make mistakes) I learnt so much from the workshop!

Olivia Quinney

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