Hello and Welcome! My name is Sass and I am the lead tutor here at The Sewing School. If you have a dream to make something in cloth I can help you realise it. Based in the beautiful East Sussex countryside, the aim of The Sewing School is to provide you with weekly sewing classes, one day workshops and private tuition in a fun and friendly atmosphere so you can learn, create, socialise and escape!
I started sewing as a very small child on my grandmother’s hand powered Singer sewing machine, which I still own. I enjoy nothing more than passing my skills on to other enthusiasts of all ages and abilities, (including my own grandchildren,!) watching them grow, gaining confidence and reaching their creative potential.
I am a qualified tutor with over 35 years’ professional experience in pattern cutting and sewing techniques and am CRB checked for your complete confidence. I have my own business designing and making wedding dresses and other specialist bespoke garments and accessories, including a range of one-of-a-kind upcycled garments. I am also a full member of The Society of Designer Craftsmen based in London. My award winning textile pieces have been included in books and magazines.
I design the teaching programme here and either deliver the sessions myself or we sometimes have guest tutors from time to time so we can offer you a truly broad spectrum of topics. The range of subjects is dictated by feedback and requests from the students so if what you want isn’t included, then get in touch; if there’s enough demand, we will run it!
All aspects of sewing from beginners to more advanced and master classes are catered for. Subjects covered include dressmaking, pattern design and cutting, soft furnishing, machine embroidery, patchwork, quilting and appliqué to name but a few.
Places are limited so book early and start to learn alongside like-minded people. I often design classes and workshops for interest groups such as The Embroiderer’s Guild, WI etc. Suitable for small or large gatherings I can also design one for you and your friends either at the studio or at a place of your choosing – perfect for parties and hen-do’s or just a get-together. Just get in touch to discuss options