It’s great to sew, but often you will want
to sew in the company of others.

At GillyMac Designs there is an uplifting community of fellow sewists who meet regularly in classes and online. Our Facebook and Instagram pages are full of the latest projects, tip and a dedicated post every Friday shining the spotlight on a member of our community. In addition, if you take part in a GillyMac Class, have been to one of her talks or taken part in an online challenge, then you will be able to join the GillyMac Club on Facebook. This is a closed group where there are regular Sew-a-longs, demonstrations, ideas, and patterns and even more importantly you will get to meet and stay in touch with fellow sewing enthusiast online.

Below you will find some of the latest pictures from our super active and very friendly GillyMac Sewing Community.

The sewing classes at GillyMac Designs range through patchwork, quilting, dressmaking, bag making, and homewares. Similarly, the children and teen classes make the most amazing items for others, themselves and also to enter (and win) national competitions.

Once you have attended class you will be invited to join the uplifting online GillyMac Club where you can learn more from me and take part in our regular sewalongs and demonstrations.

10 hours ago

My FREE ONLINE Beginners Garment Making Course Starts Tomorrow .... Link to find out more and sign up is here 😊⬇️ ... See MoreSee Less
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15 hours ago

Last night in the free Machine Appliqué Class we talked through needles, thread and stitches. Do you have a favourite stitch for appliqué? How do you choose which you?I start with thread I want to use and select a stitch that looks good with that thread. If there are a few stitches I like, I narrow it down by looking for the stitch that sews out quickly. It’s not always about speed, but in my life it often is. 🙄There is another free Zoom class tonight at 7pm BST for 60 mins. This time it’s about using colour to create 3D effects in quilts. If you would like the Zoom details, then sign up to my newsletter via the link below and I’ll get the Zoom link to you ahead of the class. you later 😊 ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

Nina is now well on the way with quilting this beauty. Nina has a wonderful eye for colour. This quilt is heading off to Oz and the backing fabric design is Australian Wildflowers. Nina has quilted the circles with wreaths of loops which look fab! I'll post a picture when it is finished. Pattern is Meridian by @alisonglass ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

Have you heard? I am running a FREE Six Week ONLINE Dressmaking/Garment Making Course over the Summer. It starts next week and is perfect for beginners. It is completely free and can be taken in your own time in bitesize chunks! All the details and how to sign up are included in this week's blog! It starts on Wednesday this week.A link to the latest blog can be found here ⬇😊.'d love you to join me! Spread the word! ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

One place left on the next Virtual Retreat, which is taking place from 22nd -24th October from the comfort of your own sewing room. It is a fun and relaxed weekend where you can dip in and out of the sewing. Complete sewing & quilting videos for the project are yours to access for as long as you want. Why not join us ... 😊Have a quick look at what's involved in one of my Virtual Retreats via the link below 😊⬇ ... See MoreSee Less
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