Welcome to the premier Sewing School in the UK. Workshops on Dressmaking, Fitting, Tailoring and Modern Couture Techniques.

Established in 1992 the School of Sewing offers workshops suitable for sewers of all abilities, that will help you achieve the very best from your sewing, whether it is a fitting problem or how to construct that tricky pocket. From pattern drafting to couture corselettes, bridal techniques to stretch knits.

Alison also teaches on Craftsy and is the author of the best selling ‘The Sewing Book’.


Workshop with Kenneth D King

Kenneth D King workshop

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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

Sewing Corsets Promotion

Discover the secrets for making a corset that's beautiful and flattering. Learn how to use speciality fabric, build structure, add elegant details and more!

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