Oh to sew is all about bringing your sewing and creativity to life in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Whether you are just starting out on your sewing journey, looking to develop new skills and techniques or perhaps you wish to meet other likeminded people, we have a class or workshop just for you.

For something extra special why not indulge in a Sewing retreat.  Our luxury retreats in specially selected hotels allow you to dedicate time to yourself, your passion for sewing and fabulous food in beautify surroundings.

However you enjoy your stitching, just Oh to Sew.

Phillippa x


Oh to Sew, is the passion and dream of owner Phillippa, a super friendly and naturally creative talent who is empowering others by providing the opportunity to get together, relax and enjoy learning and supporting each other… here’s a little more about Phillippa in her own words:

  • I have been crafting as long as I can remember, my mum’s trade is soft furnishing and I was brought up around fabrics and sewing machines, however, her sewing was very ‘practical’ – loose covers, curtains, swags and tails etc. and this did not particularly interest me.
  • My love of sewing really took off around 10-11 years ago when I went into a patchwork and quilting shop and saw the array of beautiful fabrics is so many colours and the different quilts, wall hangings and bags which were on display – from then on I was hooked!
  • Oh to Sew was born out of my love for sewing and the chance to share my passion with others.
  • I get enormous satisfaction from seeing other people develop their confidence and skills.
  • I live in Telford with my husband Lee and our Labrador Oscar, in our beautiful old cottage which dates back to 1769!
  • I am a member of The Quilters’ Guild of The British Isles


Regular tuition classes are held at Oh to Sew Studio, within Leegomery Community Centre, Leegate Avenue, Telford, TF1 6NA.

From beginners through to more accomplished sewists, classes are a great way to meet likeminded people and form friendships whilst developing a hobby and skill for life.



Slow Stitching for Mindfulness

Date: Weekly classes, every Thursday
Venue: Leegomery Community Centre 

Times: 10am-12.30pm / 1pm-3.30pm / 6.30pm-9pm

Explore your creativity and develop hand stitching techniques which allow you to relax and relieve anxiety in a fun, enjoyable environment with likeminded people. 

Each week has a different theme and materials along with refreshments are provided, or feel free to bring along a hand stitching project you are currently working on.

Advance booking essential.

£12.50 per session 

Monthly Mini Quilt

Monthly class: 2nd week of each month with the choice of Tuesday or Friday

Tuesday 8th February 10am-2pm

Friday 11th February 10am-2pm

Venue – Leegomery Community Centre 

Create an A4 size mini quilt using a variety of techniques including patchwork, applique, decorative stitches and much more.

Each month is a different image; however, the mini quilts will complement each other following a theme of Flora & Fauna.

Mini quilts make great collectables or are the ideal gift to share with others.

£25 – All materials will be provided 

Children's Lessons 7+

Monday: 4pm-5.30pm and 6pm-7.30pm

Thursday: 4pm-5.30pm
Venue: Leegomery Community Centre

Hosted by Phillippa Sisk & Julie Nickless, the class size will have a maximum of 8 pupils allowing for more individual attention to each child.

Each 90 minute lesson will cover a stitch or technique which the student will add to a project, each student will also receive a worksheet which builds into a file of skills taught.

£13.50 per session – All materials will be provided along with refreshments. 

Sit and Sew Times

Weekly Sessions
Venue: Leegomery Community Centre

Tuesday: 2.30pm- 5.30pm

Wednesday: 2.30pm- 5.30pm

Stuck for space at home?  

Need to make time to finish your UFO’s?

Want some help or advise with a project or pattern?

Book a table by the hour to come along and utilise the space and support

Advance booking essential

£4 per hour




1 & 2 day workshops allow you to complete a project from start to finish whilst having all of the required materials and tools to hand.


Workshops will cover different styles of projects from dressmaking, patchwork & quilting, bag making and homeware.

Rail Fence Quilt Top – 6 hour workshop

Rail Fence design

Monday 14th February: 10am-4pm


Saturday 19th February: 10am-4pm

Venue: Leegomery Community Centre

Discover the skills and techniques to create this fun quilt top in just 1 day.

Fabric for the quilt top is included in the price and will be cut and prepared for you – all you have to do is enjoy the sewing!

During the workshop you will construct the quilt top and add borders, however the quilting and completion will need to be finished in your own time, or by booking on to a ‘sit & sew’ session where you can complete your quilt with help and support.

This is a great follow-on workshop from the ‘My first patchwork quilt course’, although attendance to that course is not essential.

£55 – Fabric for the top quilt and light refreshments included

Shabby Chic Tote Bag – 4 hour workshop

Monday 21st February 
Venue: Leegomery Community Centre

Time: 10am-4pm

Suitable for all abilities, customise the front of your bag using lace, buttons, flowers and trims, then turn it into a practical and beautiful tote bag.

Learn how to make the straps, add a bag lining including an internal pocket.

Once you have one you won’t be able to stop making bags for all occasions or to give as gifts.

£40 – All materials to make the bag are included as well as light refreshments

Christmas Wreath – 6 hour workshop

Date: Monday 1st November
Venue: Leegomery Community Centre

Time: 10am – 3.30pm

Make your own seasonal wreath using a combination of sewing and floristry techniques.

Using traditional red, green and gold Christmas fabrics, combined with ribbons, buttons and delicate lights you will create a beautiful wreath which you will hang up and display year after year.

£45 – All fabrics, wire ring and lights are included

Introduction to a sewing machine

Various dates & times available
Venue: Leegomery Community Centre

Individual & small group workshops

Designed for those new to sewing and wishing to learn how to use a sewing machine.

The 2.5 hour session will cover the basics including how to thread the machine, wind and load the bobbin, set the tension, change stitch and use decorative stitches for embellishment.

This workshop is also suitable for those returning to sewing after a break.

During the session you will make and complete a cushion to take home.

£45 individual session

£40 per person / 2 people

£35 per person / 3 people


Staying in a specially selected hotel, retreats allow you to relax and unwind, enjoy award winning food and indulge in your passion for sewing.

Our full board retreats include use of the hotel function space which is transformed into a sewing room equipped with machines, ironing and cutting equipment.

Both ‘Free Sew’ and ‘Tutored’ retreats are available.

For groups of 6+ people, please contact me to discuss a bespoke retreat package covering the techniques you require tuition in and trips or excursions to local attractions.

£50 per person deposit is required to secure your retreat booking and the balance is payable 4 weeks prior to arrival.



Our next retreat is being planned...

Can’t make one of our already planned retreats?  Interested in joining us for one in the future?  Make an enquiry and leave your details, we’ll be sure to contact you and let you know when we are hosting another fabulous weekend.

Client Feedback

"Phillippa is really talented, and passionate about her classes, she inspires as she teaches and always offers helpful advice and tips on mastering techniques. I look forward to every class."
"I had a great time, normally I’m a little slow at these things. Phillippa is a great teacher and I finished my project in plenty of time. With lots of supplies to start another if anyone wanted to.

It was brilliant to see how Phillippa, identified our sticking points and quickly set us on the right path.

Thank you Phillippa for a great time and the confidence that I came away with."

Contact Phillippa on:

07741 302093

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