Sewing Made
Simple Online

With such a lot of sewing content available, it can be hard to know where to start. Well, this is where you can do just that.

GillyMac Designs

Where to Start

Sewing Made Simple Online is a series of simple steps to get you sewing happily on your own with guided tuition. It involves a mixture of blogs, online pre-recorded classes and live Zoom courses. 

It is possible to go through the Sewing Made Simple Online steps at your own pace, by accessing each element below. All the blogs can be found at the bottom of this page or via the Blog Page. Purchased classes come with access to the Members Area of this website, where you can find the bought classes along with a series of additional free tutorial videos. Classes via Zoom augment the online tuition and finally, small In-person class build confidence and community whilst learning new skills.

Sewing progress can be shared and questions answered in the GillyMac Club on Facebook, available to all who are interested in sewing. Furthermore every other month Gill provides a free live class via Zoom. This free class is available to all current subscribers to the GillyMac Newsletter. You can join the Newsletter list by clicking here.  


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What People Say

Gill has an excellent teaching style - this class was informative and there were many tips and tricks demonstrated
Participant - Ruler Class - Jan 2021
As always with Gill, the class was fun and I learnt a lot. We covered several techniques, I gained some confidence in quilting with a ruler and it’s great that we have access to the videos to continue learning with lots of other patterns to practise. AS
AS - Ruler Quilting - Jan 2021

I really enjoyed taking part in this class. It’s helped me be a lot more confident with choosing colours & styles. Highly recommend LM

LM - Improv Class - Jan 2021

Gill has built up a vast knowledge of techniques and shares them with great enthusiasm. Always a delight to learn in her classes AR

AR - Improv Class -Jan 2021
I have done several workshops with Gill now via zoom and one in person at her home. All have been enjoyable and i have learned a lot from Gill. She is a very friendly person and has a lovely teaching style, which i enjoy very much. She is constantly expanding her repertoire of classes and has adapted amazingly this year to take all her teaching online. I have particularly enjoyed learning to machine quilt with Gill and am now expanding its use in my own work. I love the quilts i have made on the Solstice and Meridian Quilt day workshops
CE - Meridian Class - Feb 2021
Gill’ s classes are informative , very professional and fun not to mention the extra mile she goes to ensure everyone enjoys them I have learnt so much in every class each one an enjoyable experience would recommend to all
Participant - Meridian Class - Feb 2021
As ever Gill explains the complexities in such a way as to ensure the new technique is achievable. Val
VT - Meridian Class - Feb 2021
Gills classes are well paced with clear demonstrations and videos. She has a nice relaxed style which makes for a very enjoyable class. JB
JB - Meridian Class - Feb 2021
"Absolutely love classes with Gill. They’re a lot of fun and Gill is a fab teacher, giving as much help as is needed. She is inspirational and I love looking at all the other projects she has on the go! I attend her regular Friday class as well as some of her workshops. I learned loads on Gill’s free motion classes, loved making the tuffet, the bags, piped cushions and a mixture of modern and traditional quilt methods. Highly recommend Gill’s classes!"
 “My daughter and friend have just started Teen classes with Gill, and they are loving it. They are hooked; they have such a lovely time – chilling and sewing. And I was so impressed with the finished zipper purse she brought home on her 2nd lesson!!! Wow. So glad we found the classes.”
“Just starting my fourth sewing class with Gill. I have learned so much in a few months. Gill is a knowledgeable, kind and fun teacher. I have done both dressmaking and quilting and I can’t wait to do more. I highly recommend taking a class with Gill. ”
“Gill is such a fabulous teacher with a funny sense of humor that makes being in her classes a real pleasure to all her students xx !"
“This lovely lady did a Summer Doodle Challenge, which was sewn up into pictures at the end of each week. Fabulous site. Learnt such a lot and had so much fun. I can now do curls, swirls, bricks, meanders, wiggles, stars, feathers and much more. Highly recommend Gilly and her website”
“I have just spent a very enjoyable, mentally stimulating summer following GillyMacs Doodle Challenge. 2018. Excellent teacher, very patient, and encouraging. Highly recommend.”
“Gill is a great teacher & makes everything seem achievable!"
“The challenge has been a fantastic experience. I am not a quilter, although I like machine embroidery, but this has given me so much confidence to take this further. Excellent teacher, facilitator, and encourager. In fact, all that you want in a teacher-thank you”
“It’s Gilly herself who’s such an awesome teacher, listener and caring soul. I had the pleasure for a weekend, learning the block “Storm at sea”. She is so talented and explains each move in a way you’ll remember. Excited about her club. ”
“Online courses with GillyMac are beautifully paced with clear visuals and instructions. GillyMac is a gem, she is calm, easy to listen to and totally supportive of all levels of ability. I didn’t know GillyMac before I started my first course but kinda got to feel like a friend. Fabulous FB support and interaction too! I learned much more than I came for. Thank you Gill ”