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.

Occasionally I run specific beginner classes, but these aren’t convenient for everyone and sometimes won’t appear on the timetable for a few months! If there isn’t one listed in the drop-down menu, just book yourself into a Social Sewing or Thursday Evening 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 also offer one-to-one teaching at a rate of £25 per hour.

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!