March madness

Finally, as we leap into March (happy birthday to all you leaplings!), the mornings are starting to get a little lighter and the evenings are getting a little longer. Spring is just around the corner… and then it snows! Yes, today in Somerset we have had a lovely sprinkling of snow. Hmm… what to wear, what to make?

But March it is, and with it brings the return of the Frome independent market, new workshops and new fabrics at Millie Moon.

Tomorrow is the first market of the year, and our pattern swap box will be back out.  For those who are unfamiliar with the swap, you can bring in any pattern you no longer use, didn’t like or never opened and swap it for one in the box.  If there is nothing you want this month we will give you a token to have a look another time.   All we ask is that all the pieces are still useable, the front is marked with the size cut and the instructions are included. Come along and have a rummage. We have a variety of small project patterns, vintage patterns, and dressmaking patterns.

New in for spring!

We have had lots of deliveries over the last few weeks. Here are a few of the new arrivals to tempt you back to sewing this spring. From lovely delicate Indian cottons, to soft cosy Dashwood needlecord, we have something for all weathers and all wardrobes. We have also had a restock of the Merchant and Mills patterns, including the new Ludlow, Sanda and Margo, (perfect for Annas’ next garment making workshop). Keep an eye out for new samples coming soon!


Workshops in March 


KIDS CLUB 7+ years

Sewing tutor Claire is a local teacher, author, beach cleaner and self confessed crafty mess maker! Once a month, kids sewing club make a new project learning valuable hand sewing skills whilst having fun!

This month is Mad March Monsters! Next month they are making Wererabbits and carrot bunnies! Sign up online or in the shop. 


12th march 6 week     Sewing your own clothes skills sessions

Dressmaking tutor Anna is back with a new evening class.

Anna has created a series of workshops to cover all areas of dressmaking in more detail. Rather than working on one project, you will learn a different technique and skill each week. Whether you are a beginner or just a bit rusty then the tips and techniques in this masterclass will enable you to go on and produce beautiful garments.

Expect to make lots of samples, take away clear notes and practise the skills to build up your confidence .

sessions include:

  • Introduction to paper patterns
  • Zips and buttonholes
  • Hems & Seam Finishes
  • Working with stretch and overlocker demonstration
  • altering patterns
  • making a garment from your favourite garment
  • mending and alterations


12th march      6 week garment making 

Dressmaking tutor Anna is back with the her popular 6 week evening class.

Bring your fabric and pattern and let Anna guide you through the process at your pace with lots of helpful tips and advice along the way. Small groups mean lots of attention for everyone. This is suitable for beginners with basic machine skills or intermediates who want to try a more advanced project.


*these workshops do not include pattern or fabric. You are welcome to purchase these from Millie Moon with a 10% discount.


24th march     1-1 Using your overlocker 

New overlocker still in the box?  Forgotten how to thread it? Are you stuck on a project and in need of some sewing tips? Do you need a refresh on how to use a certain technique?

Whether you’re a complete beginner, or a more experienced sewer in need of a fresh pair of eyes and some tips, Anna’s 1-1 overlocker workshops could be the perfect solution for you!

In these sessions, our dressmaking tutor Anna, will be able to answer all of your sewing queries and problems. Just bring along your overlocker for that personal help.



If you have any questions about workshops or cant see what you want then please just get in touch

Hope you to see you  for market or maybe a workshop

Rachel and Becki