Anna B

If you were considering taking one of the classes that Aneka Truman offers but were a little unsure please do not think twice about it. Aneka is a very talented lady who is happy to pass on her knowledge to those that want it. She has helped me to produce a block for all my future patterns. Her patience and willingness to go the extra mile for me to get everything perfect was so gratefully received. If you take one of her classes or have one to one tuition you will not be disappointed.


Thank you Aneka for a wonderful 2 days, the weekend went so quickly! You are an excellent, patient teacher who is keen to share all her experience to help a real beginner make 3 very professional looking items. Your friendly approach means I now feel confident to tackle projects by myself at home. I’m looking forward to my next course with you!

Stacy G

What a fantastic course! Aneka has amazing patience and is truly inspirational. I would never have imagined I could make such a professional looking item after two days. I have learned so much and can’t wait to attend another course.


A fantastic course that was truly tailor made to each of the participants. A great balance of getting to grips with your own project while additionally learning different techniques from the other projects undertaken by the rest of the group. Highly recommended.

Maxine F

Another wonderful class with Aneka and I can’t wait to be enrolled on the next one. Aneka is a wonderful teacher, extremely knowledgeable and very generous with her time and knowledge. I’m so pleased with my jacket and can’t wait to wear it.


I can’t recommend this class enough. I hadn’t touched a sewing machine since school and remembered nothing about it, but now have the knowledge and confidence to sew projects at home. Aneka is a brilliant teacher and takes the time to make sure you understand what you’re doing and why, rather than just telling you how to do it.

Ann R

What a wonderful way to learn new skills, taught by a marvellous teacher who shares knowledge in a way all ages can understand. I have more knowledge on using my new machine after this weekend and cannot wait to do my next project. I am looking forward to my next course in two weeks. Aneka you are a treasure.


I can only echo everything that other reviewers have mentioned. What a great course! Aneka is a wonderful teacher with vast knowledge and experience. She has a lovely kind nature and makes everyone feel very relaxed over the two days. Generous with time and knowledge, Aneka was a joy to work with. Thank you for all the new skills I have learned. It was such a valuable couple of days that will stay with me for a lifetime of sewing. I now know so much about my body shape and how to make professional looking garments, which fit me!

Linda R

Aneka easily deserves 5 stars, perhaps even 6! With her help I have constructed the most professional garment I have ever made, with help and advice at every stage to finish the jacket to a high standard.


I was given several 1 to 1 sessions with Aneka as a present from my husband. Having completed several courses already at Made to Sew I decided to learn how to make my first ‘block’. The patience Aneka has shown is astonishing. Her knowledge and expertise along with her teaching skills is second to none. I now have a block that fits perfectly and can’t wait to start making several new dresses for work. Just need another session on how to draft a jacket pattern from my block.
 Highly recommended.

Fiona M

This is an extremely full on course. Aneka imparts so much knowledge and expertise – you can’t help to come away with improved sewing skills. I am so pleased with my jacket, the fit is perfect and it is the first garment I have made that has not got any home-made ‘tells’.


I have struggled for years trying to make clothes for myself that fit correctly. I have made adjustments to commercial patterns carefully following instructions for adjusting for a larger bust but without any success. I decided to take individual tuition with Aneka to make a block pattern and I have not looked back. It was obvious when we started working together that I would never have succeeded alone. Aneka has endless patience and tirelessly worked with me to create a master pattern that fits! Nothing is too much trouble for her and she made it quite clear that my being able to produce well fitting clothes for myself was as important to her as it was to me. I cannot thank her enough for the help and inspiration she has given me.

Deborah H

Aneka has helped me put together a personal muslin and master pattern so that I can now build my own bespoke wardrobe. One that fits. I have wanted to do this ever since I first started making my own clothes and I am so impressed by the difference it makes. I scheduled a series on one-to-ones to hold myself accountable to my sewing ambitions and it is really paying off. I can’t recommend Aneka more highly.


I feel like I struck gold and I want to share my feeling with everybody :). I am a beginner sewer from Winnipeg, Canada, and I just bumped into Aneka’s video on YouTube. Instantly, and after watching thousand of videos I knew that she was the teacher for me: crystal clear explanations, well done video, high quality image, precise to the point, and so pleasant. That got me thinking, what if I approached her for online sewing classes? I have been looking for sewing classes here in Winnipeg, Canada, for more than two years, but the bulk of what is offered is quilting instruction, which is not what I am interested in, but rather garments construction. So I decided to check on her website and to my utter surprise she did offer online courses. We connected over email and she ended up planning lessons over what I identified as the things I want to learn. I am taking classes every Saturday, I am working on the projects I want and I am being inspired and encouraged by one of the best teachers I have ever known. She is a superb teacher and I feel that I am progressing. Before knowing her I was discouraged about finding a teacher. Thanks to the Internet I have the best one with me every Saturday morning and I got the inspiration I need to carry my sewing over the rest of the week. Aneka is the only teacher you need. Give her a try even if you live at the other end of the world.

Inga L

What a wonderful experience I am having working with Aneka. I am so excited about my one to one course, which is teaching me to design, cut and create my own lingerie line. Aneka’s patience, skill and enthusiasm have made it really easy for me to create and produce my products in an incredibly short time. I am so thrilled with my course. Thank you!

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