Is it really May?

So after April bringing all the showers, We are hoping that May will bring the sun and some warmth.

Market is this weekend SUNDAY 5TH MAY  and we are open 11-3pm

It’s difficult to plan what to make with all our lovely new summer weight fabrics when the weather is still so chilly. Needlecord is still a firm favourite with you dressmakers, But we do have some beautiful new fabrics in and some fabulous workshops coming up!

However if the rain carries on then “The Bucket hat” pattern  made in Merchant and Mills Dry oil skin is perfect for rainy days, maybe a jacket next or a new coat for the dog?  The pattern is also great made up in any of the cotton fabrics to keep cool in the sun if it appears?



New workshop!

Beginners Pattern Cutting – Make a Bodice Block

​We are so pleased to have new tutor Justine joining us for this beginners session.

You will learn what pattern cutting is and how to make a bodice block fitted to you. To skip a lot of maths and headaches, you will be using the standard size blocks (sizes 8-24) to make a toile. Then fit these to yourself before using this to adjust the block to create one that’s a perfect fit for you. Then Justine will explain how you can use this block to create patterns that fit you beautifully going forward.

​10-1pm £65


We also have the following favourite Workshops coming up!

19th May

Sashiko and Darning  with Skye 

21st May

Working  with stretch fabrics with Anna

28th May

Mastering zips and buttonholes with Anna

4th June

Make your own pattern from a loved garment with Anna

9th June

Block patterns with Justine

10th June

Kids club making doughnuts with Claire

20th june

Introduction to machine embroidery with Becki

9th July

6 weeks beginners garment making with Anna

15th August

3 week beginners using a sewing machine with Becki


For more information on any of the workshops please go to the website or pop in for a chat

New Fabrics

Lots of new cotton and linen fabrics now arriving including this colourful collection from @Rubystar Society

And Finally BACK IN STOCK ready for festival season is this fabulous fan inspired art fabric by @koolKactus  Available this year in two colours with the organge being a limited edition run for 2024 only. Online and in store



Hope to see you all soon and fingers crossed for a lovely bank holiday weekend

Rachel and Becki


New** Freemotion Embroidery Club with artist Angela Lai Yen

Artist Angela Lai Yen says come with an “open mind”

Freemotion machine Embroidery is the skill of using your sewing machine to draw. It is used for decorating and embellishing your sewing projects and can be very addictive. You’ve been warned!

Tutor Angela has been teaching Freemotion at Millie Moon for over 8 years now. Many beginners want to move on to more creative projects so Angela has created her new Freemotion Club, starting in MAY 2018 Perfect for those that have done the beginners class. You will develop a new skill every  month. Angela will teach at the beginning of the class and then its up to you to push and experiment with the skill.

In the first of the new monthly club there is a beginners/refresher session.
In this class, you will learn how to set up your machine for freemotion, you will learn about the tools and materials and work through a range of exercises to demonstrate different techniques. You will get the also get the chance to work on your own design for a final piece. Perfect for those who haven’t done it before or need to top up the skills ready for the club sessions.

Beginners/ refresher session 22 April 2018 2-6pm: All materials included £55  BOOK HERE



Future club sessions  

Each month, Angela will guide you through a series of different techniques and skills but be prepared to delve into the creative.

27th MAY 2018 2-5pm £30

In this session you will be experimenting with different fabrics, papers etc. There will be a range of fabrics to try but please bring along anything you want to play with

24th June 2018 2-5pm £30

In this session you will transferring your drawings to fabric

22nd July 2018 2-5pm £30

In this session you will be using dissolvable film/materials and how to manipulate them- you will need to bring a range of plain cottons and shear fabrics.

  • Threads and some materials included.
  • Please make sure you leave a contact number where you can easily be reached so Angela can let you know what is needed before club.
  • Project briefs can be available for those who would like.


you must have completed the beginners workshop before you can join any future club sessions 

Special Offer:

  • Book the beginners/refresher session and next 3 club sessions for £120   saving £25  BOOK HERE 
  • Book 3 club sessions for £80  saving £10   BOOK HERE

For  more information please contact us, call 01373 464437 or email