It’s a place where people who have always wondered about sewing and making things, people who were put off sewing at school but still have an old machine tucked away somewhere and people who love sewing but are stuck for ideas or inspiration can get together; chat, share ideas and learn new skills over a cup of tea and a piece of homemade cake. The selection of fabric, yarn and other gorgeous things in the emporium increases weekly to give our sewers and crafters the widest choice possible.
And now Sew Me Something has our own range of sewing patterns. Beautifully crafted and easy to follow, each pattern is named after a Shakespearean heroine – we are based in Stratford upon Avon after all.
There is also a growing range of sewing and craft workshops held in our light and spacious studio. From complete beginners to those who know their way round a sewing machine, and from simple cushions to tailored jackets. Take a look at the Workshops Calendar.
I, and our team of tutors will make even the most nervous of beginners welcome and by the end of the session we are sure you’ll be hooked.
And to help the sewing along, tea and cake are an absolute must!
Ever since I was a little girl I have made clothes, first for my dollies then later for myself. In fact all I ever wanted to be was a ‘fashion designer’.
After leaving school I opted to go straight to work in the industry as an apprentice pattern cutter and gained my Fashion Degree later as a mature student.
A spell as a pattern cutter in Hong Kong satisfied my wanderlust and I came back to the UK to set up my own design company, designing and producing couture and ready to wear bridal and evening wear.
Eight years and two children later it was time to move on and after selling my company I studied for my teaching qualifications.
This enabled me to become Head of a College Fashion Department teaching young people on the brink of their careers in the fashion industry and this is where it all came together for me.
Imparting and sharing the knowledge I have gained over the last 25 years in the fashion industry has allowed me to learn and grow on a personal level more than I ever thought possible – it’s the exciting and stimulating experience of creating and producing beautiful things and helping other people to do the same.
And so, the idea of Sew Me Something was born.