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.

The School of Sewing based in Ashby de la Zouch offers workshops on all aspects of dressmaking, tailoring and corsetry, concentrating on fit and technique. For 2017, Alison is introducing Master-classes on advanced techniques relating to special occasion wear and tailoring. These classes are slightly more expensive as they include all the fabric costs.

If you are unable to attend a class in person, Alison also teaches workshops on Craftsy, so why not buy a class to watch at home and learn at your own pace. Or alternatively 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’.


Quality Endorsement - Open College Network

The School of Sewing is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a Quality Endorsement from the Open College Network. This means that our classes are taught to a high standard, and that the Open College network will be certificating my new Diploma class. The Diploma replaces our previous City & Guilds courses. For full details of the School of Sewing Diploma 2018 - Fashion and Tailoring for the Complete Wardrobe - please click here.

Quality Endorsement
Alison Smith

School of Sewing founder Alison Smith shares in-depth methods to help you sew a beautiful, sexy and comfortable bralette. Click the link below to view the course.

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