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Stitch Studio Sewing School

Location: Challock, Kent
Contact: Jayne Walpole

Like to be individual? Budding to design and make creative clothes? Wish to learn or improve your sewing skills? Just got a new sewing machine?

Learn to make beautiful original clothes and home furnishings, from complete beginners to experienced dressmakers; there are a range of Dressmaking and Pattern Cutting courses and workshops available in the day and evening.

There are also workshops and after school classes for budding young designers,  juniors and teenagers, from 8 years upwards.

Come and join a class and learn, with like-minded people and get creative.  Classes include group demonstrations as well as individual guidance and support. There are a maximum of six students per class, so everyone gets lots of attention.

The classes will be led by Jayne Walpole.  Jayne has a degree in Fashion and teaching qualifications and worked as a fashion lecturer and designer in industry, so has a wealth of experience and professional knowledge to share.

Open Days –  Please see the website for the next dates and visit the studio to find out more.

Just some of the courses available…  See the website for more details.

  • Learn to sew one day workshops – Learn to sew the basics, learn to love your overlocker, Christmas stocking & bunting, advanced boned bodice, creative appliqué cushion cover – just to name a few.

  • Learn to sew – The basics

  • Beginners sewing course – The Skirt/Trousers/Dress

  • Improvers dressmaking & pattern cutting

  • Introduction to Pattern Cutting – The Skirt/Bodice/Trousers

  • Junior designers fashion school 8-11 years

  • Young designers fashion school 11-16 years

  • One to one tuition

  • Gift Vouchers available

Call or email Jayne on 07584 341160 or email



The Fitting Room

Location: Kent 
Contact: Rosemary Smith


The Fitting Room offers a range of workshops from fitting your garment to making your own. Classes are small and friendly from the absolute beginner to the more experienced sewer.


Workshops and short courses include:

  • Learn to use a sewing machine

  • Learn to use an overlocker

  • Fitting garments

  • Altering garments

  • Making a garment from a commercial pattern

  • How finish a garment to a professional standard


Patchwork, Quilting & Embroidery

Location: South East England

Contact: Hazel Credland


Hazel is a qualified teacher and City & Guilds tutor with wide experience in machine embroidery techniques and creative computing for decorative textile designs. Her courses cater for the novice to stretching the talents of more experienced students.

Courses Offered:

  • Getting to know your sewing machine

  • Learning about free machine embroidery

  • Developing machine embroidery with mixed media

  • Using computerised sewing machine software – the basics to developing your own ideas


Telephone: 01892 669030

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