Private Sewing Tuition

Would you like to have some 1:1 help with your sewing journey?

Whether it's learning the basics or developing your dressmaking skills with pattern manipulation or dressmaking, we can help you achieve your goals. 

Our tutors can teach you pretty much anything from pattern and block drafting, following patterns, alterations including bridal and evening wear - they can even help you make your own wedding dress! 

All private lessons take place in our gorgeous studio with full access to all our top of the range sewing machines, overlockers and cover stitch machine.

Availability is weekdays during the day or in the evening until till 9pm. Evening tuition running past 5.30pm will incur an extra charge of £10 per session.


Running Time
Per hour - minimum 2 hours

Further information

You will learn

We can cater to your needs to help you learn anything you would like about sewing or dressmaking.

Please get in touch by calling the shop (0121 449 8419) or by emailing and we can let you know availability.

Skill level

Level 1 - 6 All skills welcome 

What's included

Use of all our machines, sewing tools and equipment

10% discount on supplies required for the workshop (fabric & notions)

You will need to bring

The materials and pattern for your chosen project

Your tutor

Claire Starkey/ Dee Cain

Sewing has always been a huge part of Claire's life. She has been sewing & making things since was little & her passion has grown & grown. She loves working with a range of fabrics, making clothes, adapting commercial patterns and developing her own patterns.

After graduating from Leeds University in Textiles and Fashion Design, Claire has worked in womenswear design, accessories design, textiles print design, modern textiles research, retail management, visual merchandising for some of the top high street brands.
Claire loves to share her passion, creativity and skills with others.

When she is not sewing or creating something, Claire loves to travel, take photos and cook.


When Dee's parents realised that she adored all things sewing related, they gave her an electric sewing machine for her 9th birthday and her first sewing teacher was her dear mum who just happened to be a seamstress.

Dee has had a lengthy career in the clothing industry working as a sample machinist, sample cutter, pattern drafter and bridal alteration specialist before she decided to become a mature student and study for a BSc in Clothing Management and Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Valuable teaching experience was gained as a visiting tutor for BA fashion students at Birmingham City University. In 2017 she also taught in Haiti as the lead tutor for an oversees aid work charity (LVE Haiti) where she successfully set up a sewing school.

Hobbies include sewing her own tailored clothes, knitting baby cardigans, travelling to tropical destinations, shopping and going to the gym.

No dates available

Sorry there are no sessions planned in at the moment, but drop us an email.
We'll let you know about future dates.