Help! I’m a total beginner!

Hi there!

The fact that you have clicked on this menu page probably means that you’ve never sewn before in your life… or maybe in good old ‘home ec’ when you were at school?!

You’ve come to the right place, and I can help you get started on a sewing machine, whether you dream of being able to create your own wardrobe, sew the perfect cushions for your sofa, or make your kids happy with a dressing up costume.

Currently, I’m running Social Sewing classes on Thursday and Friday mornings. I used to run more specific workshops, but have realised that working with such small groups means that all levels can be accommodated together and in fact, learning the basics alongside more experienced sewers provides a really inspiring and creative environment.

You can read about the sessions, and book, using this link: Social Sewing and send me an email to let me know you’re new to sewing. I only teach 3 or 4 students at each class so it’s easy to make sure beginner’s have plenty of assistance in getting started.

I check my email regularly so if you have any questions, or a specific sewing ambition you want to tell me about, just email me at:

I hope to see you at Needleswift soon!