Project Gallery

Here is a gallery of project suggestions for you to pick from for your sewing lessons or sewing get-togethers.

There’s something for everyone, from beginner to competent sewers. Please click the word links above the photos for an overview of each project, including estimated timings, costs & materials required (apologies some links are still to added, please make contact if you would like to know more).

Once you’ve picked your project please book your lesson here.

Starter Projects

Suitable for beginners or as refresher projects.

My usual introductory lesson is the appliquéd pin cushion or pocket pin cushion as these allow time for a thorough set up of the sewing machine & gets you to practise controlling the speed & direction of your sewing, using the 2 most common stitches.

Improver Projects

Suitable for those who have grasped the basics & now wish to develop their skills. You should be able to thread up a machine, sew in straight lines, curves & turn at corners using straight & zig-zag stitching. Typically you will have worked through 2 to 3 of the starter projects above or their equivalent.

Competent Projects

For lesson purposes I use the term ‘competent’ to describe someone who having completed several simple projects is able to sew even stitches, keep to a seam allowance & use a zipper foot. You will also be getting familiar with the language of sewing & know what we mean by selvedge, grainline, seam allowance etc. This should give you the skills & confidence to advance to more difficult techniques, trickier fabrics & more time consuming projects.


There are sewing machines & all the tools you will need at the studio. You are also very welcome to bring your own machine if you wish.

Other than the requirements mentioned above, all materials will be provided. I have a wide choice of fabric scraps & will supply haberdashery items including cream & black zips, interfacing, piping cord & wadding as required for your chosen project, at no extra cost.

My Sewing Lessons for 1 or 2 people are designed for you to learn the relevant sewing techniques at a pace that is comfortable for you. This does mean that in some cases we may not complete the project in my suggested time frame & you may wish to book an additional lesson or complete the project at home. If you book a series of lessons then we will just carry over projects as & when we need to. Discounts of 15-20% are given if you book a series of lessons.

I regard the Sewing Get-Together of 3 to 4 friends as more of a one-off social event, so my focus is on you completing the project within the time that you have booked. This means that I will guide you through each step but will not provide the same one-to-one instruction as with a sewing lesson. I also allow extra time for each project as they do generally take longer with more people in the room.

Once you’ve picked your project please book your lesson here.