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


Its Christmas!

Its Christmas time!

So it’s December, and maybe you have some snow, already? Are the decorations up?

It’s super cold here in Somerset and the lights are twinkling on the trees above the shops on the hill. It’s all looking very Christmassy.

Our Christmas windows are full of festive treats. We have Christmas Pyjamas using patterns by Anna Vickery and Merchant and Mills. We also have velvet banners and stockings.

These lovely jewel coloured velvets are back in stock and make beautiful luxurious stockings. We also have some shimmering satin and viscose from @fabricgodmother which would make beautiful party dresses!

Just click the images and follow the links to the website for more information


Gifts galore with lots of sewing and craft kits for all ages!

Millie Moon Sewing Kits from £15

Becki has been busy designing sewing kits and patterns for Millie Moon. These kits are a great thing to make and give as a gift 🎁 The are perfect for people just starting out on a machine.

The Kits include everything you need plus photographed instructions.

Kids crafting kits from £6

George the Gingerbread man and the Christmas Stocking who along with Dave the Dinosaur,Gerald the Giraffe,Harry the Hedgehog and Bertie Bat are great fun for kids to make.
Approx 7″ tall
Mini kits 
Smiley hanging heart kit
approx 2.5” tall
mini hanging bunny kit
approx 4” tall
The kits contain everything you need to make them, you will just need a needle and some scissors. These felt kits are cute and fun, as well as teaching kids how to sew and try different stitches. A great gift idea for Christmas. The kits are suitable for ages 7+

Patchwork Christmas stocking kits £25

Make your own patchwork stocking.

Make a stocking that can be used every year. Learn a simple patchwork technique in your choice of fabrics to create something unique. Everything included in the kit including photographed instructions.

kit includes all materials, available in red or green

Botanial dye kits £42

These beautiful botanical dye kits from the silk studio in Frome are just gorgeous.The ultimate bundle dye kit for lovers of slow fashion and crafting with nature. This beautifully presented kit is perfect for those curious about the world of natural dyeing and who enjoy crafting and nature. Bundle dying is a perfect introduction to natural dyeing as it’s very simple to do whilst yielding beautiful, colourful results. This kit contains all you need to create a one of a kind, botanically dyed silk scarf – a piece of wearable art.


Upcoming events!

Last workshops of the year.

Darning with Skye Sunday 10th December 11-4pm £84

Sunday 10th December is our last workshop of the year. We have a couple of places left on our Darning workshop with Skye from @slowstitchclub. Why not step away from the madness of Christmas shopping and learn a skill to use in the new year.

11-4pm £84 includes all materials, a starter kit and a light lunch,

Kids Club Monday 14th December 4.30-6.30pm £18

Join Claire for the last  kids club of 2023. Claire is a local teacher, author, beach cleaner and self confessed crafty mess maker!

The sessions will be held on 2nd MONDAY of every month

4.30-6.30 PM

£18 per session

Each session there will be a new project to make.

Book online or call the shop 01373 464437
refreshments included – please let us know any allergens in advance

In the notes on the booking form, please add the name of the child you are booking for and any dietary/allergen requirements

Millie Moon Christmas Party  

Please keep an eye on our socials for more happenings! 


New Year workshops  2024



9th -make a pattern from a preloved garment with Anna

14th – kids machine sewing for beginners with Becki age 10+

16th  -6 week garment making for beginners with Anna

18th -3 week beginners machine sewing course with Becki

21st- BeginnersPatchwork and Quilting with Lucy

28th – Get to grips with your overlocker with Anna

– kids club age 7+

-teen club age 11+

– The Sewcial club 18+


4th -Sashiko decorative mending with Skye

 4th -Darning for visible mending with Skye

11th- merchant and mills day with Anna

– kids club age 7+

-teen club age 11+

– Sewcial club

For more details and book please visit the website or pop in and see us for a chat. Anna is still offering her 1-1 sewing help and overlocker tuition.



and don’t forget the gift vouchers! we have two options available, in store or online. These vouchers are valid for 1 year and can be used for workshops or fabulous fabrics and haberdashery. 

As always we would like to thank you all for supporting our independent business, whether in the shop, on a workshop, online or just following us on the social media, we really appreciate it. We couldn’t do it without you.

Wishing you a wonderful and merry Christmas and a peaceful new year 

Rachel and Becki


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

The March review

Hello and welcome to our monthly review blog post!

Each month we will be trying patterns from different independent pattern companies and working with different fabrics we stock here in the shop. We will make them up on our work bench, so you can see the finished garment sample. We have found having the samples made up in the shop really helps people decide on a pattern, so if you can’t pop in and browse the rails, hopefully this will help you decide.

We always make the garments up in our current fabric ranges so they match the season and this season we’ve gone very pastel for spring! Although the wet dark day outside is not really shouting spring but our windows are cheery!

This months Patterns used are:

The Stevie by Sew La Di Da vintage £18

The Elvis by Sew La Di Da vintage £18

The tunic dress (kids) by Anna Vickery £10


The Stevie BY Sew La Di Da Vintage

The Stevie pattern pays homage to the legendary Stevie Nicks. It’s floaty, swishy and has fabulous sleeves. Perfect for swirling and dancing.

This pattern has lots of options, Short, long, with ruffle bottom, with ruffle sleeves or go for it and have all the ruffles. Sized from 6 to 20, but we always recommend you go by your measurements rather than dress size. Dress sizes vary so much between designers and none of us really fit in the same box do we? There are no zips or buttons. Great for beginners.

I used a lovely soft lightweight cotton gingham on this pattern (£16 per metre). Perfect for summer, dress it up for a wedding or even for the beach over a bikini. This would be fabulous in our new double gauze fabrics that have just arrived. Customise it with fringing, or maybe make it in lace for true Stevie style.

The pattern is printed on a lovely heavy weight paper, making it easy to use. The instructions are clear with photos making it easy to follow. The fit was on the generous side, so please do check your measurement before you buy the fabric. The version I made was a size 16 and had no frills to make it more of a casual day dress, plus it saves quite a bit of fabric if you are on a budget. However I think next time I will definitely add the frill on the bottom.  Think the double gauze is calling me. “Everywhere”

Level Beginner

Total Cost £63.75

Buy here:

Pattern £18

Fabric £42.40 (2.65m)

Interfacing £1.20 (30cm)

Thread £2.15

Back of Pattern

Back of Pattern

Finished dress

Finished dress







































The Elvis Jumpsuit by Sew La di da Vintage

The Elvis pattern needs no explanation . You “can’t help falling in love” with it’s stylish collar and has fabulous wide legs. Perfect for swinging those hips!

This pattern has lots of options. It can be made in full length, shorts or as a dress! With optional cuffs and back yoke, the creative options are endless. Plus you can alter the length of the body to make it fit well.  Sized from 6 to 20, but as we said above we always recommend you go by your measurements rather than dress size.

I used a soft lightweight cotton look linen on this pattern (£8 per metre) in a bright blue with a coordinating pink zip. This could be made up in denim, Canvas, linen, cotton or even a rayon. You need a lot of fabric for this pattern, so this fabric was a cheaper option than using 100% linen but still has the soft slubby look. The fit was on the generous side, so please do check your measurement before you buy the fabric

The pattern is printed on a lovely heavy weight paper, making it easy to use. The instructions are clear with photos making it easy to follow. It gets a little tricky with the collar, which is why it is an intermediate pattern rather than beginners. Hopefully it won’t leave you “all shook up” !

Level – Intermediate

Total Cost £62.75

Buy here:

Pattern £18

Fabric £36 (4.5m)

Zip £3

Thread £2.15


Back of pattern

Finished jumpsuit

About Sew La Di Da Vintage:

Based in Lyme Regis, Caroline Smith and her team create “vintage patterns’  cut to modern sizes. They have designed and produced a range of vintage style dress patterns that are great for beginners. The ‘Stevie’ and the ‘ELvis’ patterns are  from their new “frock star” collection and are £18.00. Find out more @sewladidahvintage

The tunic dress by Anna Vickery 


The tunic dress by Anna Vickery is a versatile kids pattern for ages 3-12 years.

The long sleeves  and short length make it suitable all year round. It can be worn with leggings, jeans or tights underneath. Also it could be lengthened to make a longer dress. I chose a bright floral Robert Kauffman fabric ‘FLorista for this one to complement our pink and blue adult outfits for the window and used a  bright orange bias binding around the neckline. This sample is age 3-4 years. The dress has an elastic waist and optional elastic around the cuffs.  There are no fastenings or facings. Keeping it simple for beginners to dressmaking.

A very simple pattern to make with good quality pattern paper and multi sized. It has photos to help you follow the instructions. The only tricky bit is probably adding the bias binding. Binding can be a bit fiddly, so take your time.

Level Beginner

Total Cost £29.25

Buy here:

Pattern £10

fabric £16 (1 metre)

Elastic 50p (1 metre)

Bias Binding 60p (1.5m)

Thread £2.15

Back of pattern

Finished dress

About Anna Vickery:

Anna studied Fashion Design at The University of the West of England in Bristol, and has been our in-house dressmaking tutor for 10 years. Anna also works with Womenswear and Bridal designer Alexandra King. 

You can follow Anna on facebook

Anna designed this range of 10 versatile and simple patterns for everyone to have a go with. All patterns are tried and tested in our workshops here at the shop. These patterns are available as Paper patterns or as PDF versions for download and print at home. Multi size easy patterns for ages 1-5 years or 3-12 years


Hopefully these will have inspired you to have a go at one our patterns. If you still feel nervous why not book onto one of our workshops with Anna. Never used a sewing machine before but want to learn, book our beginners workshops. Just need a little help on specific project then maybe a 1-1 session would be better for you. Just take a look at our workshop pages with upcoming dates. You can book online or in store.

If you have made up one of the patterns, drop us an email with your review and we would love to see pictures!

Happy spring sewing
Rachel and Becki x

Workshops in Bath and Bradford on Avon!

We are so excited to announce our new collaboration with JULIA DAVEY And CASSIA COLLECTIVE in Bath and Bradford on Avon!
Make a Merchant & Mills garment in a day with help from professional seamstress and dressmaking tutor Anna Vickery. Suitable for all levels of sewers, you will learn as you go with everything from measuring, laying out and cutting to constructing, altering and finishing your garment. This event is being held at both Cassias (different dates).

All bookings for these workshops should be made through eventbrite, and not through millie moon.   Please click on the link below for each location

About this event

Make a garment from a Merchant and Mills sewing pattern in day with help from professional seamstress and dressmaking tutor Anna Vickery.

Learn as you go, everything from measuring, laying out and cutting to constructing, altering and finishing your garment. Suitable for beginner and progressing dressmakers, please be confident using your sewing machine.

Choose a Merchant and Mills pattern (included) and bring your own fabric, notions, sewing machine and tools (Anna can be contacted with any questions) patterns are supplied via Millie Moon shop in Frome, we also suggest checking out their fabric selection.

Work at your own pace in a small group and let Anna guide you through the process with lots of helpful tips and advice along the way.

(*If you want to finish your garment we suggest choosing a beginner/intermediate pattern, such as The Dress Shirt, The Camber Set, The Trapeze, The Fielder, The Hattie and Ellis or The 101 Trousers, but all are available,


Saturday 23rd July 2022

Cassia Bradford on Avon

Kingston Road

Bradford on Avon

BA15 1AB



Book this event here 

*this does not include fabric and notions. You are welcome to purchase these from Millie Moon with a 10% discount. 



Saturday 13th August 2022

Cassia – Bath Riverside

Sovereign Point





Book this event here 

*this does not include fabric and notions. You are welcome to purchase these from Millie Moon with a 10% discount. 














Workshops are back !

Well hello everyone! What a year we have all had. We hope you are all doing ok, and managed to keep sewing over the last year. Thank you to everyone for your support. The website sales, click and collect from the shop and all the social media mentions and shares were wonderful. It was so good to see what you were all making.

We are so pleased to be open again. The shop has had a spring clean and a new coat of paint and it’s full of lovely things ready to welcome you all back.


Fancy a new skill? Want to learn to sew?

We are slowly and carefully opening the sewing school for classes and workshops again. We have made a few changes to the way we do things in order to keep everyone as safe as possible, but please bear with us as information changes daily.

Covid Safety :

  • Class sizes –  Maximum of 4 people per class to ensure social distancing is maintained
  • Equipment – you will need to bring  your own equipment where possible so people do not have to share.
  • Surfaces and machines will be thoroughly cleaned in between workshops and during classes if necessary
  • Tutor and students to wear visors/ facemasks as appropriate
  • Hand sanitiser is available
  • We are no longer able to serve you refreshments but please feel free to bring your own
  • Workshops and 1-1 sessions will only take place when the shop is closed. These will now be on Sundays and evenings.
We are also offering 1-1 sessions. These can be tailored to meet your requirements so whether you are a complete beginner or a more experienced sewer we can help. For example:
  • learn to use a sewing machine
  • learn how to use your overlocker
  • struggling with zips and buttonholes
  • adjusting a pattern
Please drop us an email and we can arrange a time and date suitable for both you and the tutor.

New Workshop Dates: 

Teach me to Sew with Angela

    Wednesday 16th June  4.30-8pm £60

Wednesday 25th August 4.30-8pm £60


Beginners Dressmaking with Anna

 6 weeks starting Tuesday 29th June 7-9pm £150


Dressmaking Masterclass with Anna

    8 weeks starting Thursday 8th July 7-9pm £200



Need a particular topic, maybe help with your overlocker?

Anna  is also doing 1-1 sessions £60 for 2 hours 


To book workshops or to find out more information, please go to our website

or give us call at the shop. We are open 11-4 monday to friday and 10-5 on Saturdays 



SEW WEEK! mini taster workshops for just £10

After four successful years of Sew Saturday, Sew HQ has announced that this weekend event is expanding into a six-day celebration, from 30th September to 5th October!

Sewing Week encourages crafters to head down to their local shops, show their support and take part in stitchy activities. As well as your usual dose of exclusive in-store discounts, competitions and giveaways that you received with Sew Saturday, you can expect bumper project packs, amazing machine deals and plenty of freebies! Read Sew Magazine’s blog for more information on the nationwide event!”

 At Millie Moon, We love Sew Saturday, so we are very excited to be having a week long event in the shop this year! There will be special offers, discounts and of course a week of craft activities and mini taster workshops with our talented tutors.

All workshops £10 per person including all materials and refreshments


Monday 30thSept – Join Jo Joof for painting!

– AM 11-1pm Art Club   PM 2-4pm Fabric Printing

Tuesday 1stOctober  – Join Kelly for a day of making eco-friendly reusable products!

 – AM 11-1pm face pads    PM 2-4pm kitchen roll

Wednesday 2ndOctober – Join Gingergirl Gaynor for papercraft!

– AM 11-1pm Felt brooches       PM 2-4pm Collage cards


Thursday 3rdOctober – Join Caroline for hand sewing!

– AM 11-1pm Lavender hearts

Friday 4thOctober – Join Craftival for a day of workshops

-AM 10-12pm Initial Banner        PM 1-3pm Card zip purse

Saturday 5th October Kids club with Molly

Join Molly for kids crafting making little bears

10.30-12.30 age 7+    


Summer Holiday workshops for Kids and Teens

So the summer holidays are nearly here and this summer we are offering

“Sewing Summer Schools”

suitable for all ages.

For the kids (age 7+)

Summer school will run from 19th-23rd August with our kids club tutor Molly

Each day there will be something new to make, £15 per session includes all materials and refreshments.


Mon 19th – Sun Catchers

Tuesday 20th – Mouse family

Wed 21st – Teddys picnic blanket

Thursday 22nd – Sea creatures picture

Friday 23rd – Pretty Headbands









There is also our regular Kids Club on Saturday 3rd August making turtles!

                    BOOK HERE


For teens (age 11+)

For the older students we have the NEW teens dressmaking Summer school.

Anna has been running a beginners dressmaking course at the shop for several years now, but this is the first time we have been able to offer to teens during the summer holidays.

Working at your own pace in a small group make a garment with Annas help. Bring along your choice of paper pattern and material (we’re happy to advise and don’t forget to collect loyalty card stamps on materials purchased.) Suitable for beginners and progressing dressmakers.

Learn as you go, everything from measuring, laying out and cutting to constructing, altering and finishing your garment. Get to know the rest of your group and learn from what they are doing too – previous items made on evening classes include day and evening dresses, childrenswear, pyjamas, skirts, bags, mens shirts, waistcoats and jackets – what do you fancy making?

This course is designed for students to be able to pick which sessions they can attend, but a minimum of 3 is required.

 *must have machine experience

Starts tuesday 23rd July for 6 weeks.


Book 3 sessions for £90 or maybe do all 6


We also have the regular teens club

On the 3rd Saturday of every month, the teen club will meet from 10.00-1.00pm with tutor Anna Vickery.

Each month will be a new project to work on covering all machine skills.

Fab Mille Moon Materials included.

Each session is £25 or introductory offer of 3 sessions for £60  (please call the shop to book with this offer)

On Saturday 17th August Join Anna and made a sun top 10-1pm £25 includes all materials

For those teens that have never used a sewing machine before but would like to give it a go, we are also running a *Teens teach me to use a sewing machine” workshop on Friday 16th August 10-1pm £35 . A class designed for complete beginners – if you’ve just acquired a new sewing machine and want to learn more about it, or if you would start sewing from the very beginning then this class is for you. You will learn to wind a bobbin, thread and how to set up your machine ready for sewing. You will go through a series of exercises to gain confidence and to perfect your skills before making a simple tote bag. All materials are included in this class.

If sewing isn’t your thing, how about Jo Joof family art club? This club This runs on the 4th saturday of every month form 11-1pm £15 or book 3 for £36

Join local illustrator Jo Joof for a fun approach to drawing and painting.

No experience or skill needed and definitely no still life! All the family can come along- age 9+

Price includes all materials and refreshments


Hopefully there is something for everyone who would like to learn a new skill, meet new friends and have a creative project this summer. 

Don’t miss out! Early bird tickets for Special Linocut workshop with Angela Lai Yen

Don’t miss out! Angela is running a one off special Linocut workshop on Sunday 21 July 2019

Tickets are £80 for the day including lunch and all materials!!

But… EARLY BIRD TICKETS ARE JUST £70 if you book before 8 June 2019… 

Call 01373 464437 or book online here!


Come and learn the process of Linocut from start to finish with local printmaker Angela Lai yen.

  • You will begin with ‘drawing’ plants and floral from still life before developing your design ready for print.
  • You will learn to transfer your design on lino,
  • and how to carve lino safely!
  • and how to print by hand pressure and rollers

Design will be 12cm x 12cm so please feel free to bring extra paper cards etc you would like to print onto

You will receive a glass of Prosecco on arrival, an introduction and then on with the day, led by Angela Lai Yen.  There will be a short break for lunch (provided) and then back to an afternoon for more printing.

includes all materials, welcome drink, lunch, tea or coffee.

*over 18 years old

Space is limited

This is a one off class

10.30 -5.30