Summer workshops at Millie Moon

Hi Hello to you all,

So it’s been a bit of a damp spring so far, so we have decided to look forward to all the bank holidays and hopefully some sunshine in May. However you are spending the extra holidays, we hope you have some fun! Sorry to all those of you that have to work. After many years in retail, we both know how hard it is working weekends and bank holidays when everyone else seems to be enjoying themselves. (But, don’t worry when they all go back to work, the sun will shine and it will be your day off!)

We have had the deliveries of all the lovely new fabrics we promised. The new rayons, dobby and chambrays are gorgeous for the summer season. We are now waiting for the fabulous Merchant and Mills linens to arrive back in stock. We’ve also had a lovely delivery of The Assembly Line Patterns and the latest edition of Tauko magazine has arrived. Perfect for that inspiration.


Fabric Godmother Rayons, crepes and lawns – Buy here 

Pastel Chambrays – Buy here

Cotton Dobby – Buy here 


Tauko magazine – Buy here 


Workshops for Summer

May- August 

Never used a sewing machine before? Want to be more sustainable and not add to the fast fashion? Maybe you need to find something to do with all those baby clothes you kept? We have a workshop for you



Join Becki on this brand new beginners workshop. This 3 week evening class  is designed for those that are complete beginners to a Sewing Machine. Learn the basic skills for sewing alongside making some simple projects to take home. All equipment and machines are here at Mille Moon for you to use and the price includes your choice of fabrics for each of your projects so no need to bring anything! This class will give you the foundations in machine sewing that you will feel confident to go onto one of the other classes, maybe dressmaking or patchwork.

Starts Tuesday 23rd may for 3 weeks 6-8pm £115  book now 

other Summer workshops available: 

21st May – Beginners quilting and patchwork ,with Lucy @tuckitinquilts

23rd May- Beginners machine sewing course, with Becki

9th July – Darning and Sashiko visible mending with Skye

16th July – Beginners Quilting and patchwork with Lucy

23rd July- Stretch garment making with Anna

25th July – 6 week evening class , beginners dressmaking with Anna

13th August – Garment making workshop – make a merchant and mills pattern in a day with Anna (images below)

For more information go to the website or Book here

We also offer 1-1 sessions, whether you need help with getting to grips with your overlocker, or just some dressmaking advice. We also have our regular clubs running –

2nd Monday of the month – kids club with Claire and Ammie

2nd Thursday of the month – Sewcial Club with Becki

last Sunday of the month – Teens dressmaking club with Anna

Images from “Garment in a day! Make a Merchant and Mills pattern in a day workshop with Anna 

Sewcial Club,

This monthly open shop night is designed to bring our lovely customers together over tea and cake, but also giving people a chance to use our space and machines that they may not have access to at home. Come regularly and chat, sew and share your tips with each other or just come and finish that little sewing job you’ve been unable to do before. We do ask you book in advance so there’s plenty of space and cake for everyone!

Time 5.30-7.30pm £6 per person on  2nd Thursday of every month.

next one will be 9th march  Book here 



Keep sewing and a big thanks, as always, for supporting our small independent business. Our April pattern review will be out of next week! Hopefully see you soon in the shop, at the independent market, on a workshop or maybe at our Sewcial club,

Rachel and Becki xx

Sashiko and Visible mending Workshops with Skye from @Slowstitchclub

We are really excited to have Skye from @slowstitchclub on board as a tutor at Millie Moon. We are keen to promote slow fashion and to save clothes from landfill. Repairing clothes in this creative way is a fantastic way to give old clothes new life!



Get started with visible mending:

Slow stitch club teaches the art of visible mending using simple sewing techniques to repair clothing in a creative, visible and intentional way.

In this two hour workshop we will look at the best ways to repair particular pieces of clothing and fabrics using techniques such as darning, patching and Sashiko and I will be on hand to share tips and tricks about the processes as we mend along together. 

This workshop is suitable for beginners and sewing enthusiasts alike.

All materials are provided: just bring your own item of clothing to mend or decorate.

⚠ It is recommended that you bring an item that has a small area to repair to start with or something that you are happy to practice on ⚠



About slow stitch club:

slow stitch club is all about making visible mending accessible for everyone.

Whether you’re a stitching wizard or have never picked up a needle and thread before, I want to share the skills you can use to extend the lives of your clothes and keep them from landfill.

After studying fashion design at university, I graduated with a very different view of the industry, and wanted to push against it. From that point on I continued to learn and educate myself; about the vast quantities of clothing that is sent to landfill, the devastating environmental impacts of textiles production as well as the horrifying truths about garment workers and their lack of rights.

The importance of caring for and extending the lives of the clothes that already exist in the world became hugely important to me, and I set out to help teach others about learning to fix their clothing through the practice of visible mending.

Mending is a hugely creative and intentionally slow and therapeutic skill, and the community surrounding it is super inspiring. I hope you’ll join us to learn a new skill and be a part of the change to fight against fast fashion whilst taking care of the clothes you love.







The next workshop with Skye is Sunday 20th March 2022 11-1Pm  To book call the shop or pop in. Alternatively you can book on the website here


Capacity and pricing:

8 people per workshop, £35 each for a two hour workshop including your own Visible Mending starter kit.









The Great BIG GREEN week in Frome 18th-26th September 2021

Great Big Green Week is a nationwide event celebrating how communities across the country are taking action to tackle climate change and protect green spaces. Frome has a fantastic range of events lined up from art exhibitions and guided walks to performance poetry and foodie events.

 Everyday there are activities taking place around the town. Composting, bat walks, river walks, siren poets, kids bike ride, film screenings, healthy eating and even plastic free tea in the park. For more information on events taking place go to the Frome Council Website,



At Millie Moon we are keen to do our bit for the environment where we can. One of the biggest goals in sustainable or ‘slow‘ fashion is to buy less and use things longer. By repairing and adapting clothes, and using recycled materials where possible we can help towards reducing the impact of production, and ultimately disposal of clothing and it’s impact on people and the environment. Did you know we sell Gutermann recycled sewing thread, recycled toy stuffing and a selection of ribbon made from 100% recycled material?

We are holding a Mending & Alterations workshop on Thursday 23rd September. This provides an opportunity to get help and advice on altering and extending the life of clothing with professional dressmaker Anna Vickery.

4.30pm-6.30pm – Millie Moon – £20

Bring along a selection of un-loved, once-loved, handed down or just not quite right clothes and see what’s possible.

The workshop will cover a combination of hand and machine sewing, whichever is most appropriate for the task – you’re welcome to bring your own sewing machine or use the ones at the shop, extra materials/ haberdashery if required will be available to buy on the day. *this does not include materials. You are welcome to purchase these from Millie Moon with a 10% discount.


(Booking essential with minimum numbers needed to run)



COVID Safety :

  • small groups of 6 people (depending on current restrictions)
  • Machines and equipment available to use but you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer.
  • Mask to be worn (depending on current restrictions)
  • no refreshments provided, but you are welcome to bring a drink and snack
  • all equipment and surfaces are wiped and cleaned each class
  • maintain social distancing where possible