I am setting up a Sewing Bee, in my home town of Bow. If you live in or near Bow (E3 London) and would like to join like minded sewers then it would be lovely to see you there. The group is open to all skill sets, whether you are a novice, expert or something in between. If you prefer knitting or crochet, then that is welcome too!

It is a new group and the first date will be the Tuesday 5th June for a trial run of 12 weeks until 21st August 2018. If you are interested in joining, please sign up to the Bow Sewing Bee Newsletter or join the Facebook Group. If you have any queries or comments please email me on Sarah@oliveroad.london

Every Tuesday evening, 7pm to 8:30pm


TBC but will be close to Roman Road Market


  • 30 minute beginners tutorial every other week (starting on 5th June)
  • 60 minutes left to work on the project and continue the week after
  • More experienced sewers can bring their own projects to work on for the whole 90 mins or join the tutorial
  • Regular guest speakers for a master class


  • Get to know your neighbours and catch up with friends
  • Help each other with sewing projects and build confidence
  • Possible community collaborations
  • Share resources and ideas


  • Scissors, needles, threads, iron and a small selection of fabrics will be available for use during the session
  • I am planning on buying a couple of sewing machines but these won’t be available for the first couple of weeks


I want to make sure the group is affordable for everyone but need to cover venue costs. I’ll update this post once I have a final price. Thanks for your patience.

I hope to see you at the Bow Sewing Bee very soon! Sarah x