Welcome to the premier Sewing School in the country, offering workshops on Dressmaking, Tailoring and Corsetry.

Welcome to the School of Sewing. Established in 1992 the School of Sewing is the premier sewing school in the UK attracting students from all over the UK, Europe and the USA.

Alison is based in Ashby de la Zouch in Leicestershire at the heart of the National Forest, the motorway network and close to East Midlands airport. Alison offers short one day, two day, three day and some longer workshops on all aspects of dressmaking, tailoring, couture and corsetry. City & Guilds qualifications Level 2 are also available.

All 2017 workshop will be released here on Sew Saturday - Saturday 15 October. 2017 will feature some new Advanced workshops and Masterclasses.

Sew Wardrobe Logo

Looking for patterns? Try Alison's pattern range- Sew Wardrobe. A range of contemporary sewing patterns, designed to create the perfect wardrobe. www.sewwardrobe.co.uk

Sew Wardrobe Logo

Alison also teaches workshops on Craftsy, so if you cannot make a class, why not buy a class to watch at home or buy one of Alisons best selling books The Sewing Book or Dressmaking. In 2013, Alison was awarded an MBE ‘for services to Sewing and Corsetry and the community of North West Leicestershire’.

City & Guilds 2017

The School of Sewing is delighted to able to offer a City & Guilds qualification, 7716, Level 2 in either Fashion, Tailoring, Lingerie or Corsetry.

Unfortunately this will be the final year we are able to offer the 7716 City & Guilds qualification as Ofqual have decided to discontinue it. From 2018 we hope we will be able to offer a similar qualification, but it may be modular and at the present time we have no further details.

We only take a limited number of students per year and access onto this course is via the application form, and then you may also be asked to attend for an interview. We do, however give priority to students who have previously attended one of our workshops. Closing date for application is Friday 14 October 2016.

The course starts in January 2017 and finishes early December 2017 with students attending a minimum of 22 sessions, which will be on Monday, all day from 10am to 4pm.

View more details on City & Guilds Qualifications