Now available for Hen parties, make your own fascinator! 

A 3 hour activity at your home or venue. you'll learn how to shape sinamay and feathers to create something beautiful to adorn your hair ready for the big event. the bride will be able to make something to wear for the evening or her special day. All materials are provided and no sewing experience is needed. This is suitable for a minimum of 6 people at £25 per head. plus mileage.

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. Click here to go to the booking page for workshops.


These are some companies that I regularly use, and venues I teach at. I hope you like them as much as I do

Annies, Fabric and haberdashery amazing fabrics, especially Jersey. Great range of haberdashery and a lovely teaching venue. Sutton-in-Ashfield large teaching space, lots of quality quilting fabrics and an ever growing range of dressmaking fabrics 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 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 sewing machines direct give an absolutely brilliant service. I've bought both my machine and overlocker from them, Great place for patterns, good range. sign up for their email to get sale updates. fantastic quality jersey fabrics. lovely range and great advice if you're not quite sure what you need. 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.