Sewing Lessons

Experience the joy of sewing. We cater for all levels, whether you’ve never sewn before or are an experienced dressmaker we have the class for you. Learn to sew in a relaxed friendly environment and discover the joy of making your own clothes. Sewing is a great way to be in the present moment and you will find everything else melts away leaving you re-energized at the end of the lesson.


Timetable for January  Sewing Classes 2022:

6 Week block starts the week of  31st January

MONDAYS  9.30am-11.30 am.   class is full

MONDAYS 6pm -8pm   class is full

WEDNESDAY 9.30am-11.30 am.    2 spaces

WEDNESDAYS 6pm-8pm.    class is full

THURSDAYS 6pm-8pm.    Class is full 

Class full?    Contact Beth to go on the waiting list.




Sewing lessons for the beginner, the person who wants to improve their skills or the expert who wants to learn more.

Adult lessons

Adult classes for every skill level.

Abbie Litten jumpsuit

Beginner lessons /limited experience


We cater for the beginner in a small group so you have one on one tuition.

Cute skirt for your wee cherub


We cater for small groups learning the art of creating a fascinator.

Clothing alteration and dressmaking services

It’s all about the fit!
Do you struggle to find a garment that fits your body shape or do you like something a bit different? We offer complete dressmaking and alteration services.

We offer high-end clothing alteration and dress making service.

Wedding Dresses

One-off wedding  dresses designed and made by Sew It Yourself Christchurch

Designer outfits

We can design and make an outfit for you. If you can dream it, we can create it.

Casual wear

Latest fashions that fit your body perfectly.

Beth Monk sewing mentor, teacher, dress maker

Hi there I’m Beth, I have been sewing since I was a teenager and have worked for many years in the NZ sewing industry for numerous companies.

I developed a love for fashion and have never looked back working most of my life in the fashion industry before moving into teaching and dressmaking. I have a diploma in fashion design, professional styling and a teaching diploma specialising in adult teaching.

I have been a teacher in this field for 20 years teaching sewing, textiles, styling, visual merchandising, millinery, and pattern making. I love sharing my knowledge. It gives me great pleasure to watch students that have never sewn before learning the skills and love the art of sewing. I will teach you tips and tricks to sewing garments you can be proud of in a fun friendly environment.

Do you need that special outfit or find it hard to find garments that fit. We offer dressmaking services, Wedding dresses, mother of the bride, alteration, remodelling garments and everyday sewing. Competitive prices and quality service.

Send a message on [email protected] and i’ll get back to you or send a message on our contact page.

Have a great day Beth.

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