NEW dressmaking workshop and dressmaking retreat

I have worked hard lately to create something new for you. I decided to offer 2 days dressmaking workshop (instead of usual 1 day). Another change is that I will offer you selection of patterns (quite a big choice) as this helps me to manage the lessons better and you will benefit from it more. You will learn more, you will feel more relaxed as you can be sure to finish the project and maybe even manage 2! You find more information and you can book this Dressmaking 2 days workshop here.


For those who need complete basics, there is a beginners workshop. Please book this one here. This workshop is great for those who never used a sewing machine or want to refresh their skills or regain confidence. This workshop is recommended to do first before doing any other workshop if you don’t have experience with sewing. After this workshop, you can choose to continue onto home furnishing or dressmaking workshops or courses.

Next event is organized for end of September and is ideal for those who love combinging holidays with some making. Dressmaking weekend in Cornwall is for you if thats what you love. It will be set up on a farm, in a cute cottage. You will have 3 nights in this lovely place (Friday till Monday) and we will spend Saturday and Sunday together doing some sewing. You can come alone or with your partner (who might want to sew or not) and there will be also option to book photography workshop for those interested. (Photography workshop will only go ahead if there is at least 3 people interested). You can view sewing retreat here. And there is EARLY BIRD OFFER for those who book before 1/6 (you pay £405 instead of £450. This includes, accommodation (3 nights), breakfast, lunch and lot of sewing fun!



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Between 20/9 – 9/10 I will be on holiday visiting my family. While i am away you can book for beginners workshop online or for dressmaking workshop. Both happening this autumn. I am now offering only small classes of up to 3 people due to space but this is good news for you as it means you get even more attention from me during this time.

With any queries please email and if you call please leave a message with your contact details or even better text so I can get back to yu on my return.

See you all soon 🙂


Business move

As you some of you are aware, I am moving business from Mutley to Plympton. The move is taking some time as we need to build little accommodation for the business first and ever changing weather and other duties cause some delays. I plan to be in full motion before 1st of August at the latest but I will keep you posted.

Meanwhile, please email with any requests to but bear in mind I wont be able to take on any ‘need it yesterday’ jobs at the moment.

Anyone wanting sewing lessons, I will do only 1-2-1 only through summer as I have all weekends taken by jobs and my customers should enjoy summer holidays. Workshops will be planned and dates announced in August.

See you soon 🙂


summer clearance

Saturday 17th of June 2017 between 10am-12 we open our doors for you. We have choice of fabrics in clearance, haberdashery from bindings, tapes, elestic, piping cors to snips, shears, tape measures, chalk, needles and more. We have huge choice of threads (for £1 each) and also curtain making sundries and linings. Even knitters find few bits including some remnants of wool going for only £0.50 – £2 each ball. Please bring cash as we do not have card reader. Cash machine is up the road if necessary to widthraw money.

Come to 6 Ermington Terrace on Mutley, PL4 6QG (free parking on street if lucky or there is  pay and display carpark).

As addition, there will also be some scarves on sale!

sewing machines

I get often asked what sewing machine would I recommend. Singer heavy duty 4423 is a work horse at reasonable price. I had mine for 5 years now and had it serviced once. It is manual machine, easy to use (not as daunting as electronic machines), you can set lenght and width of all stitches, it has one step button holes, can use free embroidery foot and 2 needles. It has all you need to start sewing. It might not be the sexiest machine but it will serve you well and to my knowledge its the best value for money on the market.

When choosing a sewing machine, think about what you want to use it for (dressmaking, curtains, quilting or embroidery). Also consider how often you will be using it and what you want out of it. Will you use thicker materials or mostly fine? Will you want to use walking foot to create quilts? Will need to make button holes and use free arm?


If you wish to spend more money and want something more robust, I found these models as being suitable. I got pfaff and love it!

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