I offer a tuition service for clients who wish to start sewing for themselves or extend their knowledge. I can assist with pattern alterations, to get a good fit, help to adapt patterns to your own designs and ideas, so that you can create something truly original. If you need help with skills I can tailor a lesson to suit your exact requirements.
I am CRB checked and have public liability insurance.
All lessons are on a one-to-one basis to give you a very personal service.
I also teach lessons to small groups at various venues throughout Derbyshire. See my classes page for a list of current workshops
These are some companies that I regularly use, I hope you like them as much as I do
www.economy-fabrics.co.uk/ based at Holmewood nr Junction 29 of the M1, Well worth a visit for great prices and variety. Mainly dress fabrics, with some soft furnishing. Ribbon is sold by weight, so works out very economical. Friendly staff and customers always ready for a chat! See my review of them here
www.freds-haberdashery.co.uk/ bricks and mortar as well as online, In Chesterfield town centre. Treasure trove of haberdashery, if you can't see what you want just ask, there's a whole load of stock not on display
www.sewingmachines.co.uk sewing machines direct give an absolutely brilliant service. I've bought both my machine and overlocker from them,
www.jaycotts.co.uk/ Great place for patterns, good range. sign up for their email to get sale updates.
http://www.girlcharlee.co.uk/ fantastic quality jersey fabrics. lovely range and great advice if you're not quite sure what you need.
https://www.fabworks.co.uk/ great source for woolen fabrics and scuba, lots of British sourced fabrics. Based in Dewsbury, Yorkshire. Great bricks and mortar shop if you want to handle your fabric first! their online service is good though and you can request samples. The place is huge, and sells a massive range of stuff.