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.