Sewing Tuition

Learn the art and techniques of sewing, at your own pace, and where you set the agenda

I am available for sewing tuition, tailored just for you. My goal is to teach as you require – covering topics of interest; skills and techniques you want to develop; or garments you might be a little afraid to try. My style is informal: just the two of us, going over techniques you need to take your sewing from frustrating to fun.

What’s your sewing nemesis? Here are some topics you might want to tackle.

Zips – centred, lapped, invisible or fly front zips – lots of techniques to give you confidence

Facings and interfacings – making them neat on the inside or eliminating them altogether

Pockets and buttonholes – they always look beautiful on tailored garments. I can help you master welt pockets and bound buttonholes

Pattern preparation and cutting your fabric

Drafting and attaching linings – for any pattern that does not have one

Collars and lapels – construction, pressing, sewing order – vital skills for shirts and jackets

Fitting help for a specific style or pattern

How to measure, fit and insert sleeves or redraft them to fit for length and circumference

Making your own design changes to a pattern

Contact me if you’d like to arrange a two hour, one to one, tuition session. We can do this in the comfort of your own home, or at my workroom.