Sewing and Dressmaking

I teach all aspects of sewing from clothing and pattern alterations to bags, hats and accessories in a fun, friendly and supportive atmosphere. Each learner chooses their own project and works at a pace that suits them. Whether you want to learn how to use your sewing machine or correct fitting problems there is a class for you.

I also teach classes in repairing and altering clothes and textile items. This is an area of my teaching which I am passionate about and you will find me volunteering with Guildford Borough Councils Repair Café. For dates and venues go to

I have weekly sewing and dressmaking classes as well as one day workshops in Camberley, Horsell, Farnham, Farnborough, Woking, Guildford, Ash, Beech Hill and Farley Hill. If you have any questions please call me.

Below is a list of subjects which I can cover in my classes. If what you're looking for is not on the list then please call me to see if I can help you.

  • Pattern and fabric selection
  • Sewing equipment
  • Sewing machine skills
  • Hand sewing and finishing skills
  • Correct fitting and pattern sizing
  • Pattern alterations for fit or redesign
  • Seam and raw edge finishes
  • Necklines and collars
  • Sleeves and cuffs
  • Openings and fastenings including zips
  • Hems and edge finishes
  • Repairs and alterations
  • Upcycling and repurposing