FREE LESSON WITH EVERY NEW MACHINE PURCHASED FROM US    (Terms and Conditions apply)   
                
If you are a beginner and never used a sewing machine or an advanced sewer and are upgrading a machine, we take you through your machine and everything it has to offer.  Whether it's getting to grips with threading and what those accessories do, to the latest stitches and new functions, we cover it all.
 
Your lesson can be on anything you wish to learn, or just to try something new.  A popular lesson is how to do free hand embroidery / quilting.
 
There is a time limit of 1 year to use your lesson, all we ask you to do is ring 0117 9778216 to book in and quote your reciept number.  Each lesson lasts 1 hour and are on a one to one basis.  For further terms and conditions on free lesson CLICK HERE.
 
PAID LESSONS
 
Lessons are all one to one with your tutor, Cathy or Jenny and are taught on a hourly basis to fit in around your schedule.  Our tutors will teach you what you would like to learn, from guiding you through your sewing project to basic seams and hand sewing.
 
There is no time limit on paid lessons, and if you need to cancel a lesson, no problem, we just rebook you in at a later date. 
 
You can also pre pay for a block of lessons, again no time limit on these, but you do save if you buy block lessons. 
 
For pricing information and pruchasing click here
 
WORKSHOPS AND MASTERCLASSES
 
We also run workshops and masterclasses through out the year covering a range of subjects and topics.  For our current workshop list and dates, click on the link below.
 
 
YOUR TUTORS
 
Catherine Rowe
 
Cathy is a 4th generation seamstress and having started sewing at 8, went on to gain a City and Guild qualification in dressmaking, designing and pattern drawing and cutting.  For over 12 years, Cathy has been running her own business making bespoke wedding dresses/special occassion dresses, general and specialised alterations, historical costumes for re-enactors, museumns, The Birmingham Theatre Company and the The Soho Theatre.  Cathy is a keen crafter and likes to mix up the crafts of card making and sewing with textile art.
 
As an historical living history re-enactor of the 1940's and Medeavial, Cathy gives talks about Make Do and Mend and historical costumes in schools and to the public at living history events and musuems through out the year.  The Make Do and Mend ethos continues into real life, gaining a reputation for customising, reusing garments, especially wedding dresses.
 
Cath is passinoate about all types of sewing, from dressmaking, quilting, computorised and free hand embroidery just to name a few.
 
JENNY HERBERT
 
From an early age, Jenny started sewing, which continued into school and onto college, studying a BTEC in Fashion, Design and Technology.  Jenny has over 20 years of sewing experience, 10 of which has been working as a demonstrator for Janome and recently on all other makes of sewing machine.
 
Jenny likes all aspects of dressmaking, especialy finishing and embellishing using the embroidery machine, as well as using all her machines in combinations with other crafts. It has been said that Jenny is rather attached to her overlocker.
 
SUE MOORE
 
Sue has a wealth of experience in Sewing, starting from school age. Sue trained as a seamstress at Fantasy Foundations for 4 years after which Sue went on to work for Co op Tailoring Bristol.
 
Sue had her own shop selling wool, haberdashery and also offered a sewing alteration service. Sue continues to make her own clothes and loves all crafts including Knitting, Crochet and Embroidery, studying Japenese Embroidery for 5 years, but Sue's first love has always been sewing with patchwork and quilting at the top of the list.