Hello, I'm Lauren!

Welcome to my lovely fabric shop, Guthrie & Ghani!

I set up Guthrie & Ghani in Moseley, Birmingham in 2013 with my husband Ayaz. I used to be a physiotherapist but decided on a change of career to something where my true passion lies – sewing and making my own clothes!

After business planning and renovating the building that houses the shop and sewing school for over a year, I was then a finalist on BBC Two's inaugural series of The Great British Sewing Bee in 2013.

I absolutely love sewing and making my own clothes and I want to help you achieve that same sense of satisfaction and pride when you sew and wear your own handmade clothes!

That's why I source and choose only the most gorgeous and special fabric, patterns and haberdashery for the shop. It's because I believe that making the effort to make your own clothes and homewares deserves the best of supplies!

Although he's taken a step back from the day to day running of the business now, Ayaz and I want to show that we are proud of what we do and what we offer; that’s why we’ve stamped our names on the business – I'm the Guthrie bit, and he's the Ghani!

Our bricks and mortar shop in Moseley Village, Birmingham, is in the most fantastic mock Tudor building, built in 1898. Our staff are all as passionate about sewing and sharing their knowledge as I am and are here to help you plan your next sewing project!