Sewing Classes will Start again – with extra Safety due to COVID19

The picture above is not a try to copy Claude Monet’s aquarelle paintings… It’s my sewing machine photographed though a plastic sheet that is now hung up in my atelier!

At the beginning I was quite irritated by these sheets, cos they  give a very blur vision to the person or subject in front of you, but I really got to like them now. They give more freedom than the face shields and they give another layer of safety.

Further it’s now warm enough that the windows and door can be open at all times, I have an air-condition to cool the air and a fan if we need a breeze. I am disinfecting the tables and machines for every student and we are of course wear all masks. So I think we are good to

Start the Classes Again!

Please see my brand new Class Guidelines that I changed due to COVID19 and I am happy to meet you for classes soon again.

Nice wishes *m

New Baby & Mum Sewing Class from April

From April 2nd the Sewing Circle is starting a new Baby & Mum Group. We are planning to meet every Tuesday from 10:00 – 12:30 and 13:00 – 15:30.

At the moment are still 2 spaces open for newcomers!! Please contact me, if you are interested!

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My mother in law, who came along today was working on a baby mat from a Winter Kimono that hasn’t been used for decades * It really seems that the whole atelier is “made by hand” and there is nothing that we can’t re-use!!

Patternmaking Class

The first patternmaking course has started about 3 weeks ago. In the first session we took all messurements and started to create a basic T-shirt pattern. The pattern is a construction from the messurements only. We don’t use any pre-made pattern at all!

In the second session we finished the pattern for the sleeves and started to cut the basic sample from T-shirt jersey textile.

Sewing the sample was a “homework” for my student*** and in the third session we managed to adjust and changed the basic sample to create the final design: arranging the collar, adjust the soulder seam, tighten the width of the sleeve, ad decoration seams on the front and back body as well as above the elbow line. Further we agreed that the basic pattern was too short, so we lowered the hemline for about 6 cm.

The next “homework” is to make another sample piece and check if all is completed and adjusted for the final cut.

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Beginners in Progress

The new beginners class is proceeding very well! Please get in contact, if you are also interested in Sewing Classes in English or Japanese. I’m teaching in Todoroki, Oimachi Line between Futakotamagawa and Jiyugaoka! Sewing machines and most materials are provided for the course.

Sewing in English and Japanese

New Sewing Classes will start in soon!

Hello Everyone, who is interested in learning how to sew!

There will be two new courses:

  • Saturdays (weekends) from 18:00 – 21:00
  • 5 weeks short term course, ¥16.000
  • starting Saturday, August 27th


  • Monday evenings from 18:30 – 21:00
  • 10 weeks course, ¥25.000
  • starting Monday, September 4th

Please contact us, if you are interested to join


New Classes will start in September

Learn 10 basic sewing techniques and the use of a sewing machine. Beginner classes will start from September.

There are 3 different course patterns available:

10 weeks course  (2,5 hours per session) 

10 techniques + guidance through your own project (simple pants, bag, blouse…) for ¥25.000

Short term in 5 weeks (3 hours per session)

10 techniques for ¥16.000

 Workshops (simple bag, pants, blouse…)

2 weeks a 3 hours for ¥7.000

( recommended are 3-4 people per course)

Courses are taught in Todoroki (Oimachi Line between Jiyugaoka and Futakotamagawa)

Private 1 to 1 classes are possible too and can be taught at the students house.

Please contact the sewing circle for available times. → CONTACTFORM

Skirt Session

We had a skirt session in Chiyoda ku today!

Within 4 hours we managed to cut and sew an ordermade Summer skirt.

Starting from arranging the pattern on the fabric


fasten the tacks with pins

having a first look on the skirt form


and fitting the finished garment!

4th Sewing Circle Meeting at Todoroki Chikukaikan

The members of the Sewing Circle at Todoroki Chikukaikan are getting more and more


One mother created an icepack scarf for her son! (Our model is a girl 🙂

The icepack scarf is made of a front and a back cottonlayer.

The pockets have the size that dry ice packages can be inserted.

To cover the cold a little, she underlay the pocket area with another cotton layer.

The scarf has a perfect fit around a kids neck and can be closed

with a snap button.

Another project was a wrap dress apron that can be sent again to


The apron is made of light cotton shirt fabric. Also in hot weather

it will be a pleasure to wear this garment! Two large pockets have much


and due to the long string it can be adjusted to everyones size!