Kids & Teens

Our aged-mixed kid’s and teens’ sewing courses are designed to cater for all abilities and can all be used towards the ‘Duke of Edinburgh Award’. Whether you are a ‘Tiny Hand’ (6-8yrs.), a ‘Tween’ , Teenager or young adult already quite serious about preparing for the wide world: we have just the right project for you! Choose from a variety of sewing or fashion courses to learn how to design and make your own clothes, work on your portfolio, enjoy crafts, design your own mosaic or pretend to be a Handbag Designer! All tools and fabrics are supplied, though we also love to encourage all children to define their own sense of style and expertise in selecting their own materials. For those attending more than one weekly session discounts apply and if your child is on free school meals do approach us about our bursary scheme!

Kids and Teens Term Time Courses

Hands-on Sewing & Fashion Fun:

Kids, Tweens & Teens. Clothes & Accessory Making Classes

Ages: 9-18 years with a limited number of 6-8 yr olds

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays: 4-5:30pm/5:30-7pm

Cost: £132.00 inclusive of materials (11 weeks @ £12.-/1.5 hour session)

Saturdays: 10-12/12-2 & 2-4pm

Cost: £165.00 inclusive of materials (11 weeks @ £15.-/2 hour session)

Dates: 11 Weeks starting from 19th of April – 8th July (excluding May Half-Term: 30th May -2nd June)

What will you learn?

Is your child interested in clothes? Have they got dreams of becoming a fashion designer? Do they enjoy working with their hands? Do you want them to improve their dexterity and fine motor skills? Whether you would like to find an alternative to ‘shopping’ as a teenaged past-time or wish to support GCSE or A-level arts, design or textiles coursework or have a child just mad about crafts and making things – this is the place for them!

Learning to sew isn’t just about making pretty dresses (even though it can be!). It is a life skill that teaches so many transferable methods, you wouldn’t believe it! From designing, to mathematics, to sustainability, to problem solving and not to forget working as a team, all of these are things that your bright young things will be able to make use of in any endeavour they take up!

Your child will learn how to use the sewing machine, design and make their clothes and accessories. They can get involved with computer-aided design, printing and so much more. All the materials are included in the course fee and our studio is bursting at the seams with amazing fabrics, trimmings and haberdashery, ready for the kids to let loose and get creative.

Our team made up of fashion and textile designers develop a new fashion forward range every season, to keep the ideas fresh the students always wanting to come back for more!

We also run a design competition every term, connecting our students with the wider design world. During the summer term 2017  we will be running a beachwear theme and comptetition! Look forward to a professional ‘real life’ designer judging best achievements!!

The skills are a great support for GCSE and A level students, but most of all it is a fun and creative atmosphere for young minds to flourish!

What our students have to say!

I love coming to Little Hands because the classes are so creative and we can make so many different projects… There is always an option to adapt things and everyone is really friendly. -Petra 13yrs

There is a real sense of community. You can explore a hobby, make new friends and learn something new every time you come. You can tell the teachers work really hard to suggest designs and encourage you to develop your own design skills. -Evie 15 yrs

I like that you can make your own design. It is so relaxing. I loved the gel batik that we heard about in one of tutorials we have every week and I have used it for my entry for the design competition. -Grace 9yrs (Grace was one of the winners of last terms competition – have a look at http://localhost/lhd/design-competition-winners-textile-art-on-cushions/

ALL OUR COURSES QUALIFY FOR THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARDS – ‘skills’ (all classes) and also apply for ‘volunteering’ (Saturdays only)!!!

New Term Design Competition

‘Beachwear ‘

What will you learn?
Our Summer 2017  term focus is ‘Beach wear ‘! Get ready for a hot summer and make your own beach wear. You can enter your project in our designer competition and a designer will judge all the entries based on age. Details will follow on our website and social media!

Holiday Courses

Holiday Courses

Easter Half term Term 2017 Holiday Courses


Week1 : 3rd of April – 7th of April

Fee: £225 Mon-Fri 9-4pm (full week)

or £120 Mon-Fri 9-12 noon or 1-4pm (half week)

Week2: 10th of April – 13th of April

Fee: £180 Mon-Thur 9-4pm (full week)

or £96 Mon-Thur 9-12 noon or 1-4pm (half week)

Mini Holiday 18th of April-21st of April (only 1 group of 10 students)

Call or email us to book!


Mini-Holiday Courses

Mini Easter Half term Term 2017 Holiday Courses

Mini Easter Holiday week 27th-31st of March (only 1 group of 10 students)

Fee: £225 Mon-Fri 9-4pm (full week)

or £120 Mon-Fri 9-12 noon or 1-4pm (half week)



Mini Holiday 18th of April-21st of April (only 1 group of 10 students)

Fee: £180 Mon-Thur 9-4pm (full week)

or £96 Mon-Thur 9-12 noon or 1-4pm (half week)

To book and for more details, visit:


Hands-On Designer Workshops

Is this for you?

Looking for a weekend workshop in London? That perfect something creative to do with your kids, tweens and teens on a Saturday or give them a special treat while you enjoy a quiet coffee or lunch in the nearby cafes? We have special HANDS ON DESIGNER WORKSHOPS every SATURDAY 12-2pm during term-time!

Take your pick from an array of different projects, or do them all!

You will learn a new designer technique each week, and make an item that you can take home with you. Our team of designers have trawled the design world, catwalks, and stores to find all the latest trends, innovative ideas and more wanted items that you can learn to make and broaden your design horizon! We will introduce you to a multitude of materials, art mediums and tools!

This is a great way to spend a couple of hours with your family or friends! Look forward to some great accessories, something for the home, present making and much more! We will have seasonal specials for Father’s Day and much more! Regular workshops count towards the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Ages: 6 upwards , including adults

Every Saturday during term-time 12-2pm

Projects during Summer 17 term:

Leather earphone holder, Circular skirt, sunglasses case, Harem pants, drawstring bag and many more!!

Home School Children’s Classes

Home Schooling Children’s Classes

(Parents and Carer’s welcome to join as students!)

Clothes & Accessory Making @ Little Hands Design

Thursdays  10.30am-1 pm

Fee: £165.- for 11 week @ £15.-/2.5 hour session inclusive of all materials

Dates: 20th April-6th of July (excluding half term break May  30th-2nd of June)


All our kids classes are suitable for home schooled children!


Home educated students receive 10%off the term fee for first time enrolment.

Putting the life back into the life skills!

Our home education class is a hot-bed of creative ideas and practical problem solving skills. It’s not just about learning to design and make things, it’s a great place for your children to socialise and learn transferable life skills!

We encourage a solution based learning environment, where children work things out for themselves and come up with different ideas! “What do I do now?” is a question we encourage the children not to ask, and rather adopt a solution based approach by providing suggestions.

We have a whole host of fashion and textile design projects that cater for all ages and dexterity levels. This, paired with a team of teachers that all have a specialism in the Fashion & Textiles industries on different levels, such as men’s tailoring and surface, pattern design, will bring you the winning combination to learn in every facet! We pride ourselves on a fun way to develop fine motor, analytical and design skills.

You can also make this a family morning, many parents and carers also join in this class, and work with an age-mixed approach. Imagine learning new things together with your child and bond over a common interest!

Every term we run design competitions; this time round we will be looking at ‘Modular Design’ teaming up with LEGO to bring you a super exciting design challenge!

What we can guarantee here is that students learn in a different way by approaching their environment, observing existing and designing new things, whilst constantly thinking about how what you see, imagine, draw and model can be realized! All of this whilst making new friends, working in a team, having a chat and giggle in your group.

Make this your child’s HAPPY THURSDAY and set the weekend off on a fun, skilled, creative start!