Sewing Classes, Workshops & Tuition

Learn to Sew, whether you are a complete beginner or have never touched a sewing machine since school or want to improve your sewing skills to give your dress making a more professional finish.

Even make your own patterns and unleash the designer in you!

To reserve a workshop place, please contact me via email or phone


Individual Sewing Tuition

1-1 sessions will resume at end of October

Sewing classes for individuals or two people working on similar projects with similar abilities

  • In the comfort of your own home, or my own
  • Have you started something that you can’t quite get to grips with?
  • Help with understanding that commercial dressmaking pattern
  • Dressmaking tips
  • Fitting
  • Construction

Individual tuition is £20 per hour per person or £55 for a 3hr block session per person. There is a 15% reduction per person if booked for 2 people.

N.B There is an additional charge of 45p per mile for home visits. 

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Pattern Cutting

Easier than it sounds

  • Construct simple patterns to your own shape and size
  • Pattern manipulation
  • Adapting patterns to fit
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Group Classes

Small classes of between 5-8 people depending on project.

Emphasis on learning as much as you can but in a relaxed and friendly environment. Helped along with tea and cake of course!

Why not buy a workshop as a gift 

To book a workshop email me through my contact page or call 07983628624

Clone Your Clothes (blouse or top)

Please email me if interested   

Learn how to copy those favourite items of clothing that you have in your wardrobe. Don’t worry if that blouse is little small for you now. You will be able to grade the size up if needed. For this class you will need a basic understanding of how clothes are constructed having done a bit of dressmaking before. You will go home with a paper pattern which you can then use to reproduce your favourite garment as many times as you like. You could even choose to make some design alterations should you feel creative.

You will need to bring

An item of clothing to copy. This should be a top not trousers. It should also have ideally been freshly laundered ( clothes have a habit of stretching and twisting after having been worn).

Refreshments will be provided but feel free to bring a sandwich as we are running over lunchtime.

All other materials will be provided

Suitable for those with some dressmaking experience or those who just want to have a go.

Cost  £50


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Time –  10am-12.30pm

Venue – Bluecoat School, Thatcham

Morning dates 2019

Wednesday 13/02/2019,  13/03/2019,  27/03/2019 

Venue  – Bluecoat School, Thatcham

For those who have some dressmaking experience, working on your own project. Just bring your own pattern and fabric and have the benefit of some expert guidance. You will be able to work at your own pace from the beginning of a project or be able to work on specific areas or techniques that you need help with.

You will need to bring:

Your own project to work on

A sewing machine if you have one (I have some available on request)

Suitable for those with some sewing experience.

Cost £18 

To reserve a workshop place, please contact me via email or phone

Workshops Coming Soon ….

Clone Your Clothes please email me if interested
Complete Beginners 1 Tote bag       
Complete Beginners 2 Pyjama Shorts
Complete Beginners 3 Jersey T-Shirt
Sew Your Own 13/02/2019



 £18 per session
Draft your own Skirt Pattern
Beautiful Boxers
Draft your own  Bodice Block