During the May half term holiday The Sewing Shed in Ilkley opened its doors to welcome junior sewers into their bespoke studio for two days of sewing.

The Sewing Shed has recently increased the number of children's sewing classes they offer in school holidays as there is local demand for the younger generation to get creative and sew.

Over the two days children between the ages of eight and 16 made patchwork pin cushions, reversible bucket hats, cactus plants and sea urchin key fobs.

Leonie Pratt proprietor said: "It it is wonderful to nurture creative talent and teach sewing skills to the next generation - both on the sewing machine and by hand. These skills jump a generation and we are seeing an increase in demand for creative children wanting to take part and experience the huge sense of achievement when they make things for themselves."

The Sewing Shed offers Children's Sewing Days in all Bradford school holidays and is now taking bookings for July, October and December. Crafty children are welcome with no previous sewing experience.

For more information see www.thesewingshed.co.uk or email leonie@thesewingshed.co.uk