How to book a class

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How to book a class

This is a step by step guide to booking a class. We suggest that if you have never booked a class to simply read through this tutorial. If you get really stuck you can always contact us by email or telephone and we'll be happy to help you with your booking.

The Basics   

On the bookings pages you’ll be presented with a list of available lessons, similar to the example shown below:

You can get more information about the class by clicking on the either the spyglass icon, calendar icon or the "text" of the class information itself. You'll be presented with a pop up "View Class" window. Here you can sign in and begin the booking process.

Navigating a schedule   

You can navigate this schedule in three different ways:

Available tab – this will show you a list of classes (default view)

Week tab
– will show you the lessons in weekly calendar, you can move through the months using the arrow key "<" and ">"

Calendar icon
– Click this to see ALL our classes on one calendar

How to "sign in"  

To sign in you can click the "sign in" link at the bottom of any "View Class" details panel. The “View Class” details panel will pop up when you click on a class information text, spyglass icon or calendar icon.

When you click on the "sign in" link you will be presented with the "Client Log In" window

If you haven’t ever signed in before you’ll need to register first by clicking "Create a new user account". Don't worry its free and fast.

How to register  

On the sign in you can click the "Create a new user account" link just below the "Log In" button and you'll be presented with the "Please enter your details" form as shown below:

When registering we ask for three things:

Email address - This will also act as your login

Full name

Mobile number - in case we need to get in contact with you regarding the class you have booked (we will not contact you for any other reason).

After registering you will be automatically "signed in" and returned to the view your were in. You can start booking immediately.

How to book a class  

You can't book a class without registering with us, so please do this first.

Find the class you are interested in and click on it's class information text or the spyglass icon you will get the “View Class” details panel pop up with the option to to create a new booking by clicking the "New Booking" link at the bottom of the panel:

You will be presented with the “New Booking” window:

Fill out the details as appropriate:

Promotion code - Enter a promotional code if you have one

Materials required for class? - In order to create a booking you must choose an option. Most classes require material, we can supply you with material for a small fee or you can bring your own material. The following classes do not require material:
Sew simple
Pattern cutting
Essential skills
Kids Classes
For these classes please choose “class does not require materials”. Don't panic if you choose the wrong option as we have spare material that you can buy when you turn up for the class. However we do prefer to know in advanced.

Quantity – If you wish to book more than one class, i.e. for you and a friend then you can do so by increasing the quantity. (please note that the same materials options will be applied to multiple bookings so if you and your friend have different requirements you will have to book separately).

Once you are happy with your choices click “Create booking” you will be taken to the pre-payment page to see the total cost of the booking including materials before being asked for payment:

How to pay  

When you click “Pay Now” you will be taken to PayPal’s secure payment service:

You can either pay by debit or credit card (no PayPal account is required) or if you do have a PayPal account you can log in and pay this way.

Once you have paid you will receive an email confirmation of your payment from PayPal AND you will also receive a confirmation from us.

Multiple lesson courses  

When booking a multi lesson course, you only see the first class in the schedule and the others will automatically added to the booking. The addtional dates will be shown in the class description.

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