"Learn to sew in a fun and friendly atmosphere"

Classes and workshops in Kent and Sussex

About Sass

Hello and Welcome!

My name is Sass and I am the lead tutor here at The Sewing School.

Based in the beautiful East Sussex countryside, our aim is to provide you with weekly sewing classes, one day workshops and private tuition in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

I started sewing before I could read. I enjoy nothing more than passing my skills on to you, watching you grow, gaining confidence and reaching your creative potential.
I am a qualified tutor with over 35 years’ experience in 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. I am also a textile artist, exhibiting with The Society of Designer Craftsmen and Prism in London.

In addition to my own courses I also deliver a range of sewing courses for a variety of education providers across East Sussex and West Kent. We also have guest tutors from time to time so we can offer you a truly broad spectrum of topics. 
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 can even design a class for you and your friends at a place of your choosing – perfect for parties and hen-do’s or just a get-together.



New for 2017 -Crafty Textile Workshops

 For 2017 and beyond  we are very excited to be  launching a series of one day workshops focusing on the creative side of textiles.

These workshops are for those who want to explore techniques beyond cutting and stitching. The emphasis will be on developing your own style and creativity. We will be using both machine and hand stitching along with “fabrics” other than cloth. Topics will include hand felting, using the embellisher machine, heat techniques, water dissolvable techniques, art doll sculpting and layering projects to name but a few.The end results can be used in a variety of projects from fashion, soft furnishings to wall art! The only limit will be your own imagination.

autumn shades hand felted piece of fabric with aditional embellishments

Hand felted wall piece



Private tuition

Private tuition is perfect for those who cannot make it to a class or workshop for a variety of reasons and can take the form of teaching or talks/demonstrations. It can be tailored to suit your needs and is suitable for individuals or groups; perfect for WI, Embroiderer’s Guild branches or get-togethers such as birthdays or hen-dos. Learn at your own pace and have fun at the same time!
You can come to my purpose built studio in Ninfield, East Sussex or, if you prefer, I can come to you, be that your home or any other suitable venue. Tuition is based around whatever skills you would like to explore. I cover all disciplines from basic sewing skills, understanding commercial patterns to soft furnishings, pattern design and cutting/adaptation, machine embroidery and applique, dressmaking and couture finishing techniques, patchwork and quilting, textile art including screen printing, dyeing and batik, felt making and lots more. I am also happy to design, develop and deliver longer courses in consultation with interest groups at a venue to suit. (Contact me for “day rates”)



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