Next Workshop Dates:
Group workshops coming soon:
Pattern fitting & Alteration
Patterns from ready to wear
Many ways with zips
If you're interested in any of the work shops please let me know.
One to One Sewing Sessions!
Don't know how to use your sewing machine?
Or just need to brush up on some skills?
Why not join me for a one to one sewing session!
Each session lasts 2 hours, you can bring your machine and learn to use it or you can use one of mine.
I have a domestic machine that's suitable for use by everyone. If you fancy trying something a little more adventurous I also have an industrial machine, an overlocker and a blind hemmer, that are available.
What you learn is up to you. From the basics to dressmaking, just let me know once you’ve booked your session what you’d like to cover. (Please note, I don't cover patchwork or quilting)
Please remember, that you can't make a dress in 2 hours. If you'd like to take on a complex project with my help then you'll need to come along for a few weeks. Or you can book for a whole day by special request.
Date and times as required
Day time sessions are available on request, please ask for availability.
You don’t need to bring your sewing machine as you can use one of mine, but if you’d like to learn how to use yours please bring it with you. Please also bring any patterns and fabrics you’d like to use (if you’re working on something specific). Some haberdashery is available, but it’s best to source any you need before arriving just in case what I have doesn’t work with your project.
Whole day tuition
If you'd like to take on a bigger project but don't have the time to make the evening sessions during the week, you can book for a whole day. 10am to 5pm £135 (6 hours ), these need to be booked well in advance, so please contact me to arrange your preferred dates/times. (I can offer these sessions on Saturdays and Sundays as well)
Group tuition bookings
I'm more than happy to offer sessions to groups, however, I can't offer this from my home as I don't have the space. Therefore, I'd need to hire an area for the group. If you haven't already got a venue, I am able to hire the Motcombe Memorial Hall. This is charged at £13 per hour on top of my rate (http://www.motcombehall.org/hire%20charges.html) - this needs to be booked in advance to make sure space is available in the hall if needed. Although I am happy to come to you should you have a venue. Please contact me to discuss your needs.