Sew Creative Studios

Carmel Smickersgill, Tours & Activities Editor
sew creative
Sew Creative

Like a creative beacon amongst the tea rooms, eateries and takeaways of Stamford New Road, Altrincham, Sew Creative is a hive of imagination, fabric and pedagogy. Below the inspirational floral fabric creations on the wall, a row of machines are ready for action and are often the first machines new sewers use to learn the ropes.

Having worked in the fashion industry in London and New York after graduating from Manchester School of Art, Kate Proctor wanted to bring her love of sewing and design back up north, to share her passion with anyone willing to try. Sew creative first started as a single table in Hobby Craft and has since grown to inhabit it’s own studio space with an inhouse fabric shop. Kate along with a team of staff and volunteers, holds classes and workshops where you can learn to make specific items or free sew any project you’re keen to try out with a bit of guidance. The classes are available from six year olds upwards and make a point of being inclusive to all. If anything, Sew Creative are keen to break down some of the stereotypes around sewing and fashion design.

Alongside the sewing studio you’ll find a plentifully stocked fabric store. Each season, new fabrics appear following trends as well as providing weather appropriate materials to make with. It is advised that you go see the fabrics for yourself in person as there is often more in the shop than on the website.

Don’t be surprised if upon entering the studio, you hear the sound of little feet and a friendly bark. This would be Eric, one of the two in-house dogs at Sew Creative. Him and Dotty, the shy dog, can usually be found snoozing in their baskets, exploring the classes or looking for some attention and a cuddle.

For some sewing inspiration check out Sew Creative’s blog, where you’ll find pattern revues, experiences and plenty of hints and tips for those wanting to start their own handmade wardrobe.

39 Stamford New Road,Altrincham,WA14 1EB View map
Telephone: 07305306506 Visit Now

Opening Hours

  • Monday11:00am - 7:30pm
  • Tuesday11:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday11:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday11:00am - 7:30pm
  • Friday11:00am - 5:30pm
  • Saturday10:00am - 3:30pm

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

What's on near Sew Creative Studios

Dancers in black costumes
DanceManchester
Emergence Dance at Waterside

A highlight of the dance calendar, the 2024 Emergence touring programme features a new cohort of talented dancers and three new works.

from £8.00
MusicManchester
New Order at Wythenshawe Park

New Order play an all-day outdoor concert at Wythenshawe Park alongside Manchester’s own Johnny Marr and adopted Manc Róisin Murphy.

from £61.60
Picture of Salena Godden
LiteratureManchester
LIVEwire at The Edge

LIVEwire is back at The Edge in Chorlton with an electric line-up featuring internationally acclaimed poet and author Salena Godden.

from £13.00

Where to go near Sew Creative Studios

Evuna Altrincham
Altrincham
Restaurant
Evuna Altrincham

The award-winning restaurant Spanish restaurant group Evuna’s fourth venue is situated in foodie central Altrincham Trafford. The former Yorkshire bank at 84-86 Stamford New Road will be the first Evuna to house an incredible Tapas bar seating 24 diners along with an open kitchen for customers to see the chefs at work.

Kutchenhaus Altrincham
Altrincham
Shop
Kutchenhaus Altrincham

Kutchenhaus Altrincham will work with you to create your perfect room layout, select appliances and make sure that your new kitchen fits your lifestyle.

Gran T's Coffee House
Altrincham
Café or Coffee Shop
Gran T’s Coffee House

Named after owner Chris’s much-loved and sadly-missed grandmother, Gran T’s Coffee House is independent through and through

Everyman Altrincham
Altrincham
Cinema
Everyman Altrincham

Altrincham’s Everyman is a supremely comfortable boutique cinema showing all of the latest blockbusters, independent hits and big screen events.

Tre Ciccio Altrincham
Altrincham
Restaurant
Tre Ciccio Altrincham

Tre Ciccio launched in the summer of 2016 and has gone on to become a firm favourite among fans of Italian food in the North.

Manchester
Event venue
Moss Studio-Store

Moss Studio-Store, Altrincham’s new pottery school and showcase shop, is delighted to announce that bookings for ceramics workshops are now live and bookable online.

Unagi Street Food Altrincham
Altrincham
Restaurant
Unagi Street Food Altrincham

With over 30 years of experience, Unagi founding chefs have worked all around the globe perfecting their skills, finally settling in the heart of Altrincham’s bustling market quarter. Open daily from 12pm, food is served from a quirky silver airstream truck with casual dining on picnic style benches or you have the option of takeaway too.

Green & Co
Altrincham
Restaurant
Green & Co

Located in the heart of Altrincham, Green & Co is a salad and juice bar serving seasonal, simple and delicious healthy food. Enjoy salads, grain bowls, juices, smoothies, and coffee all prepared with the freshest ingredients.

Manchester
Restaurant
Phanthong

Outstanding Thai cuisine, situated in a classic red brick restaurant with a sleek and modern interior. Visit this for special occasions or lunchtime deals.

Culture Guides

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga
Cinema in Manchester and the North

From the latest installment in the Mad Max franchise, to silent movie masterpieces we highlight the best new releases and big screen classics showing near you this month.