For inspiration from the Great British Sewing Bee click the Sewing Bee Pattern Challenge on the right.

Small workshops catering for complete beginners to experienced sewers. Lots of individual attention from qualified textiles tutor.  Maximum number of attendees at my workshop in Amersham is four. I have two sewing machines, plenty of thread and a modest selection of fabric. For small projects I supply the fabric, for larger projects you do. You are welcome to bring your own sewing machine if you prefer. I can also come to a venue of your choice within a 30 mile radius of Amersham, where, depending on the space available, I can accommodate up to eight people. Offsite workshops need a minimum of four people to run.

Choose from the list of suggested workshops or let me tailor lessons to suit your individual needs. I can help you to make whatever you want to make, be it a set of cushions, a child’s dress or a special outfit for a wedding. Also, different skill levels can be catered for within the same workshop. See below for prices or contact me for a quote.

Level 1 – Beginners


Cushion Workshop –  make an envelope cushion. Click here for details.

Fabric boxes – make a stack of boxes to house all those bits and pieces, great for bathrooms and bedrooms, just about anywhere in fact

Padded coat hangers – a touch of real luxury, for yourself or make a pair as a gift

Fabric coasters – perfect for using those special bits of fabric that aren’t big enough to make anything else. Make a set of four or more

Level 2 – Intermediate


Sleeveless top, click here for details

Zip pouch, click here fore details

Applique tote bag, click here for details

Level 3 – Competent sewers


Summer top with collar and sleeves, click here for details

Simple shift dress, details to follow

Babygro – as seen on the Great British Sewing Bee, click here for details

Level 4 – Advanced

I can help you with anything you want to make. Sometimes you just need to go somewhere to make you spend the time making. Come as a group and benefit from reduced prices.

Times and Prices

  • One-to-one workshops are £60 per person for a half day (10.00-1.00pm)  and £90 for a full day (10.00-4.30pm) with a half hour break for lunch.

Get a group together and my prices are significantly reduced. Different skill levels can be catered for within the same workshop. All prices are per person.

2 people:      Half day £45             Full day £70

3 people        Half day £40            Full day £60

4 people        Half day £35.           Full day £50

There is a nominal charge for materials which varies depending on the project, or you may prefer to bring your own.

For offsite workshops please add £30 for travel costs (per workshop)

Level descriptors

Level 1:
Total beginners with little or no experience of using a sewing machine.

Level 2:
You will have a basic knowledge of sewing and know how to thread a machine, sew straight lines and turn corners but you may need guidance when it comes to zips, buttonholes, etc.

Level 3:
Confident on a sewing machine, able to insert zips, accomplished at hand sewing. May require guidance on following a dress pattern.

Level 4:
Experienced sewers, needing little or no guidance.

Coffee, tea and biscuits/glass of wine provided for all Amersham-based workshops but please bring a packed lunch for whole day workshops.

Workshops must be booked and paid for in advance – preferably by BACS payment.

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