FAQ's

Do I need to bring my sewing machine?
No. The School of Sewing supplies sewing machines – Janome Memory Craft 8200 – and overlockers. Most students bring their own scissors etc.

Do I need to bring a packed lunch?
The School of Sewing supplies lots of tea, coffee, squash and biscuits. There are local cafes and shops for lunch or please bring a packed lunch we have a fridge!

Are my sewing skills good enough?
As long as you can use a sewing machine and are familiar with a commercial pattern, we will teach you the rest.

Can I get to you by public transport?
Yes. The nearest railway stations are Loughborough, Tamworth and Burton on Trent, and then you could catch a bus or get a taxi. The nearest airport is East Midlands.

Where can I stay?
There are B & B’s in the town and a Premier Inn. A list of suitable accommodation is sent to you on booking.

Will I have to bring fabrics?
As many of our classes are aimed at getting garments to fit you, we suggest you bring fabric and patterns of your choice with you to certain classes. Full details are sent at the time of booking.

I would like to take a bra class but there is not one listed this year?
We are adding extra dates all the time so do keep checking the web site.