Stroud School of Sewing

Learn about PATTERNS and how to adapt them for correct FIT.

SEWING tuition for complete beginners and more confident students

Small group tuition

Private tuition




Stroud School of Sewing is situated on the edge of Stroud Gloucestershire,in the heart of the Five Valleys.The workroom is in my home overlooking the garden (an ongoing project!) and I live within easy access of the A419,A46 and M5.Car parking is easy and safe on local roads.


I have spent all my working life in Fashion, both as a designer and pattern cutter having worked for Marks and Spencer, Next and Laura Ashley amongst others. I am fully conversant with modern manufacturing techniques.
My postgraduate teaching qualification has enabled me to teach design, pattern cutting and sewing to young adults in full time education and to adults on evening courses. From years of designing and making bespoke garments for private clients,including bridal and special occasionwear, I know how hard it can be to find something special to wear that fits well, and it's only when a garment fits well that you feel confident in your appearance.


Stroud School of Sewing came about because I have so often been asked by people who sew how they can improve their skills, how they can get better fitting garments and how they can learn to make and adapt their own patterns?

The answer,of course,came quite naturally as these things often do -

so here we are!

I offer tuition in SEWING FOR COMPLETE BEGINNERS, improving SEWING SKILLS for more experienced stitchers, USING AND ADAPTING PATTERNS through SHORT COURSES or WORKSHOPS, SOFT FURNISHING both for beginners or improvers and as tuition is in small groups everyone is guaranteed getting vaue for money.