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Competition : Win a beautiful Maya Bag and matching Tissue Holder

To be entered into a competition to win this beautiful bag all you have to do is go along to the Stitch Clever Facebook and like the page and share the page.  The competition is open until the end of August and the winner will be announced on  7th September 2016.  Remember to Like the [...]

Men Learning to Sew at Birmingham School of Sewing : How to sew a man’s classic shirt

It is absolutely wonderful to see the number of men who are coming to sewing classes on the increase.  I am not sure if it is the Sewing Bee that has encouraged them to be brave enough to come to classes but I think it is fantastic. My son has always been proud to be [...]

Sew an Easy Patchwork Cushion

People often ask me where, as a designer, I get my inspiration from.  The answer really is everywhere.  I recently walked into my grandson’s bedroom to see on the floor  the wonderful lid of a box of chocolates. It was bright orange tied with a black and white spotty satin ribbon.  I immediately saw a [...]

2016 Business Excellence Awards : Best Sewing School 2016 – UK : Birmingham School of Sewing

It’s official.  The 2016 AI Business Excellence awards have been announced and the Birmingham School of Sewing has been announced as the Best Sewing School 2016 UK.

Learn how to sew your own alterations at Birmingham School of sewing

Alterations/Tailoring course : Wednesday 13th April 2016 : 6.45pm-9.45pm Do you have clothes that always need the same alterations, for example do you always need to shorten your trousers or jeans.  Do you need to shorten the sleeves on your tops or jackets.  Do you need to shorten your skirts or dresses.   Then this [...]

A line skirts are so on trend : Learn how to make your own at Birmingham School of Sewing

The photograph shows former students showing off skirts which they have completed  after 2 intensive evenings of fitting and sewing. This is a great course for those of you who have attended the absolute beginners course or for those who want to start making their own clothes. An overlocker will be used as well as [...]

Bridal Techniques : Susans views on the 3 day Bridal Course in Birmingham

What Susan had to say about the 3-day Bridal Course she attended in January 2016 at Birmingham School of Sewing Hi Sheila-May I would like to say that you so much for the course that I recently attended with you. This is one of the few times that I realised that I was at the [...]

Sewing for my Grandchildren, disney characters, owls and cars

“All of the above sewn with love by Granny” I make lots of clothes for my 3 year old granddaughter.  Indeed, she places an order at least once a week, usually a dress or a cardigan appliqued with some disney character or owls. She often asks for a matching bag.   Sometimes there are several [...]

Sewing an Owl dress for my Granddaughter

  I just love to sew for my granddaughter.  At the age of 3 she knows exactly what she wants me to make for her and puts her orders in on a regular basis. She adores owls and of course requested an owl dress and cardigan. I made her a matching bag. Would you love [...]

3 day bra making and lingerie course

Anna attended the 3 day bra making and lingerie course in Birmingham and made the fabulous bra and lingerie set above. Thank you so much for a brilliant 3 days, what a great person to learn from! Thank you for your reassurance and top tips. Would recommend a course to anyone and would love to [...]