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

2015 workshop dates will be released on Thursday 16 October

City & Guilds 2015 application now open

Due to demand
"Three Day Own Choice"
Tuesday 25 November - Thursday 27 November 2014

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In the Queens Birthday Honours list 2013, Alison was awarded an MBE for services to Sewing and Corsetry and to the community of North West Leicestershire.

Welcome to the School of Sewing. Established in 1992 the School of Sewing is the largest 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 to three day courses on all aspects of dressmaking, tailoring and corsetry and City & Guilds qualifications. Alison specialises in fit and technique, with students making something to fit themselves on many workshops. All workshops with the exception of the Sewing Cafe workshops are taught by Alison.

Alison's shop Fabulous Fabric has a sewing café where beginners and craft classes are taught. These are arranged each month so please call 01530 416300 for details and dates.

New workshops and dates are constantly being added, so do look regularly at the site. The School of Sewing provides all sewing machines, overlockers and basic equipment and class size is strictly limited to 6 students.

City & Guilds 2015

Applications now open. Please click to download the application form.

Alison Smith MBE

Credit: Kelly Wright


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