Testimonials

“I highly recommend this course for anyone who has little/no experience or just simply wants a refresher with using a sewing machine. Freda is a wonderful and patient teacher who has helped me to decipher how to use a sewing machine and takes you through the two projects step-by-step. As the course was small in size it meant that Freda was able to go around to everyone and guide you throughout the course. Thank you for such an enjoyable experience Freda!”
Peggie

“An excellent course. Small groups size meant we all learnt a lot. Freda’s easy style helped us to have a lot of fun at the same time. Highly recommended.”
Lynda – Feb 2016

“Extremely helpful and enjoyable course. Thank you Freda for teaching me how to sew a zipper with confidence and for being so friendly and patient throughout.”
Deirdre – Feb 2016

“Great Course, Great Teacher.”
Thea – Feb 2016

“Thoroughly enjoyed myself while learning the basics. I now feel very confident with my machine, thanks to a super teacher.”
Laura – Feb 2016

“The course was interesting, fun and easy.”
Felisa – Feb 2016

“Brilliant course. Had done a very small amount of work on the sewing machine before the course, but got lots of hints and tips for using the machine. Relaxed atmosphere, great for learning.”
Karen – Feb 2016

“Perfect for beginners. Enjoyed it all and have a lovely cushion to show for it! Thanks a mil – will be back.”
Mary – Feb 2016

“The skills taught are easy/well taught. Freda is a great teacher!”
Sinead – Jan 2016

“The sewing boot-camp was fantastic – I am now confident enough to use a sewing machine after never touching one before. Freda was also a great and patient teacher.”
Jennifer – Jan 2016

“This course has been a tremendous event for me. The sense of achievement at the end of each Saturday was so satisfying. Freda was so patient and has such a great sense of humour.”
SA – Jan 2016

“Wonderful course. Freda makes it so easy.”
Debora – Jan 2016

“I really enjoyed and greatly benefited from the Sewing Skills Boot-camp. The excellent tuition, cleverly planned goal-centered programme and convivial atmosphere were just what I needed. I was amazed at my progress, having acquired all the necessary basic skills in a relaxed environment. These skills will be a terrific platform from which I hope to make further progress. Thanks, Freda and Maebh – I’ll be back!”
Ger

“I have just attended the Roman Blind course,  it was brilliant, I was a bit nervous to start but Maebh is the true professional and I relaxed.  We made our own blind so that we would remember each step.  Step by step guidelines were given also.  I have started my own blinds now and I am looking forward to the curtain making course.
I have the sewing bug thanks to Maebh!!”
Paula

“Thank you for an excellent bootcamp in sewing. I last used a sewing machine in my school days, which is over 20 years ago. I couldn’t believe how much we learnt in just two days with easy to following instruction. I would recommended this class to anyone who wants to get back into sewing or just try it out. No equipment needed just yourself. You will enjoy learning new skills and love the sense of achievement that in just in a two days you will have made your own bag and cushion.”
JKeogh

“I always wanted to learn how to sew and how to use a sewing machine. Finally I got a sewing machine last Christmas and I booked my place with Maebh Walsh: beginners Bootcamp, two full saturdays. I must say i had never used a sewing machine before and i left with a tote bag which i made myself… the first day!!!!!!! You start learning all the basics ( believe me, you need to know how the machine works before you touch it!!) and once you know that Maebh guides you and you SEW!!! Maebh makes you feel confortable and is always there to help and clear doubts.
I really, really recommend this Bootcamp Level one for any one interested in getting the basic sewing skills.”
JM

“Taking up sewing was the best thing I ever did. It is more than just a hobby for me – it provides me with the means to gain inner confidence and a skill that is both practical and creatively fulfilling. Thanks to Maebh and Freda for their extraordinary teaching.”
Kay C

“Maebh makes you feel totally comfortable in her class no matter what level you’re at. She guides you through the dress-making process step by step and before you know it you’ve made something you never imagined you would be able to make at the start. It’s a great place to sit down, relax and really enjoy learning how to sew.”

Spanish
“He hecho un curso de costura, de tan solo dos sabados consecutivos y he conseguido aprender a utilizar la maquina de coser, y no solo, eso he hecho una bolsa, que puedo usar y un cojín que adorna mi habitacón, increible.
Recomiendo con mi mayor convicción la academia de costura de Maebh Walsh, con su paciente y dedicada, maestra Freda. No veo la hora de hacer otro curso con vosotras. Gracias.”
Belen, Dublin

“Just wanted to say a big thanks for a brilliantly organised and executed curtain making class on Saturday 1st March. I really enjoyed the experience, you are a great teacher. I’m definitely coming back for more classes.”
Martina

“Cannot recommend Sew Easy Boot Camps highly enough! Step by step instruction, basic machine skills and a very friendly learning environment. I will be back!”
Carrie

“Such a unique and friendly atmosphere! You’ll be surprised what you learn, and how easily you learn it! Such a wonderful experience, and such a useful skill to learn. Loved every bit of it.”
Andrew

“Sew Easy Bootcamp is a fantastic way of learning the basics of using a machine. The class is well structured and a really relaxed environment. Thanks so much. I’m sure I will be signing up to another class soon.”
Caroline

“One word: FAN-TAS-TIC! Exactly what I was looking for….refreshing my past knowledge and having more confidence on my future projects!”
Julia

“After having a negative experience with another sewing school that nearly put me off this hobby altogether, I was thrilled at the Sew Easy Bootcamp. Superb teaching, excellent atmosphere and I left  with a feeling of real accomplishment and can’t wait for the Dressmaking Course.”
K.C

“Freda is the best teacher I’ve ever had! A very cheerful and friendly place. Loved it.”
Jane

“What a brilliant and fun way to learn to sew. Thoughtful and really informative step by step teaching means anyone can do it! Would highly recommend Sew Easy Bootcamps for beginners.”
Nikki

Italian
“Ho appena fatto un corso, di tan solo 2 giorni, e sono riuscita a imparare a maneggiare,la machina da cuscire, e non solo, anche sono riuscita a fare una borsa, e un cuscino. Sono veramente entusiasta. L’academia de Maebh Walsh é un posto da raccomandare, e con la sua insegnante Freda, e veramente un piacere imparare. Non vedo l’ora di ricominciare un’altro corso. Grazie.”
Belen, Dublin

“Freda made it so easy to learn a new skill and in such a short time!”
Meri

“So confident with my machine now. I feel I can sew anything!”
D.M

“Very enjoyable class. so proud of my results.”
M.M

“Very enjoyable. Easy to understand. Very patient teacher. Would do further courses with Maebh.”
Ann

“Had a great time! Very clear instructions. I will definitely recommend to friends.”
Grainne

“Excellent days work, very pleased with my cushion. Very patient instructor I will definitely recommend to friends.”
Noelle

“Aoife attended “Spring Sewing” and she thoroughly enjoyed the course. She would love to attend a class on a weekly basis but failing that she will attend again over the summer. Thank you for making the course so enjoyably for the girls.”
Tracey

“Excellent course, good instruction to the basic stitches and use of sewing machine. Pace of instruction was good and not too fast. Suggestion re different stitches; perhaps a handout describing the different stitches for reference purpose. I’d be interested in attending the alteration “Make do and Mend” one day course.”
Sinead

“‘Introduction to Sewing’ one day course was a very enjoyable day. Delighted to learn how to use a sewing machine and make a cushion. Definitely something I will keep up. Hopefully back  for another class.”
Kathriona

“Maeve is an excellent teacher and very patient as I am a pure beginner. We have great fun in the class and I’m going to continue until the tennis season starts and I can sew on my own.”
Anne

“Katie loved every minute of the Spring Sewing Camp. She now has the skills and the enthusiasm to start making things herself. She can’t wait for the next one! Thanks Maebh”
Katie & Hilary O’Connor

“Sewing Course really good. Easy to understand. Great patient teacher, in a friendly creative atmosphere. Have learned an enormous amount. Love it and would highly recommend anyone to try it – no matter at what level.”
B.F

“Maebh, thoroughly enjoyed your sewing class and am delighted with the dress I made. Am so looking forward to your “Creative Cushion” course. And “Curtain Making” after that. Thank you. You really do make it ‘so easy’!”
F Morgan

“Great class. Maebh’s hints and tips for making and fitting are fantastic. You end up with a garment that fits.”
P.McN

“Sewing classes are so enjoyable – I’m hooked ! Maebh is so patient I feel much more confident about sewing after only six weeks.”
Farrah

“Maebh makes sewing class so easy and a course with her is always a laugh.”
Megan

“It’s only seweasy with Maebh ! On my own – very difficult ! Many thanks.”
Hilary