Where we are, where to park and where to stay in Leicester

Hello! We're so glad you want to come and Visit us at the Crafty Sew & So studio!

Our studio is only open to the public for open days and for pre-booked workshops. We are not open for browsing in person unless you've booked in to either of these 

Find out more about our in person workshops and events here


Order collection 

If you have ordered products for collection, there will be a member of staff on site between 1-5pm Monday to Friday.  You will receive a collection notification when your order is ready to collect. When you arrive please buzz studio 8 and we will bring your order down to you. 

Finding us

We are a moments walk from the Curve Theatre in Leicester City Centre, easily accessible by bus or train.  Our Studio is in The Makers Yard, 84 Rutland St, LE1 1SB.


There is a loading bay for drop off and collection only directly outside our studio, there is street parking in the area near by which is free after 6pm and on Sundays. 

Please follow this link to Parkopedia for local car parks and rates

There is Blue Badge Parking on Southampton Street.

*Please note*

We used to be able to offer discounted parking in the local NCP car park but we cannot guarantee this now as it is dependent on the Grays cafe in the LCB depot being open and the times for this vary throughout the month. We recommend the Queen Street or Lee Circle Long stay car park for full day events. 


Our studio is fully accessible, it is on the second floor and there is a lift for customers. We have step free access from the street to our studio.  We also have an accessible toilet on site.

Stay in Leicester

If you are travelling from out of town for a workshop we can recommend good quality and affordable accommodation nearby.

The Premier Inn is close by, next to the train station and in between that and our studio. 

We can offer discounted rates for the beautiful Gresham Hotel on Market Street. Use Code “Crafty” to get 15% off the rack rate. 


For longer stays of 2 nights or more, we recommend Sanctuary Serviced Apartments for modern and convenient 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, minutes walk away from our studio.

Mention Crafty Sew & So for discounted rates