Workshop & class policies



All classes and workshops must be paid for up front and in full via our Online Booking Page

Class materials

Each class will offer full use of our Janome sewing machines and overlocker, so you don't have to lug your own to class. Once you have booked a class, a list of materials will be emailed to you, although some such as the printed patterns will be included in the course price.

Depending on the workshop, you will often also be given a discount code you can use at Cotton Reel Studio or Sewmotion when purchasing your materials.

If you have any questions about what you need, don't hesitate to contact us.

Cancellation Policy

We do not issue refunds on class bookings. 

If you register for a class and later become unable to attend and notify us at least 15 days before the class, we will gladly offer you the chance to  take the class on a different date.  After the cut off date for your class, we are unable to  honour reschedule requests.

Our classes require a great deal of pre-planning, including ordering supplies and tools, booking staff, and making commitments to pay our instructors. When students ask to cancel or reschedule, we lose money. As a small business, it is extremely difficult for us to absorb these costs and keep our class fees low. In fairness to all of our customers we are unable to make exceptions to our policy, including for reasons of illness, travel, or family emergency. If you are unable to attend a workshop, we suggest giving your spot to a friend!

If we must cancel a class for any reason you will be offered a full refund or we will offer you a place in the class the next time it is scheduled. If this happens, we'll try to work with you to choose new class dates that fit your schedule.

Late Policy

If you arrive more than 20 minutes late you will not be able to take part in the class and you will not be able to move to another class or receive a refund. Classes start promptly. We cannot hold the class back if you are running late and we may not be able to go over what you have missed if you arrive late. There is a lot to get through in our classes and it isn’t fair on other paying students if we have to stop and go back to explain things to late students


*Liability. Our liability is only for the cost of the class. If the class is cancelled students are liable for any costs incurred including materials purchased in advance, travel or accommodation. We are not liable for any accidents or injuries that may occur whilst you are in the class and in our property.

*Pricing: we reserve the right to alter our pricing at any time and the prices are current at the time of booking. We are under no obligation to issue a refund or gift voucher for any class booked outside an offer or sale we are holding.

*You are strictly prohibited to use any of the class sheets, designs, photography or materials from our classes for your own classes or business

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