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Space to Sew is not currently offering any courses due to our premises' lease ending. We are still very supportive of sewing in Shrewsbury though. Please keep an eye out for occasional one off events and retreats that we may run from time to time.

If you live in the Shrewsbury area and are looking for sewing classes we have listed the details of some tutors you could contact below:

Tutors offering sewing classes in/near Shrewsbury:

Janet Lees

Janet Lees is now tutoring again, and welcomes any enquiries. She is an experienced textiles practitioner across many disciplines, including dressmaking and lingerie, home textiles, patchwork & quilting, applique, free motion machine embroidery, bag-making, knitting, crochet, spinning and weaving. As well as taking on individual commissions, she offers one-to-one tuition and group workshops in many of these areas.

Contact Janet via:


Mobile: 0797 690 5074

Twitter: @LeesJanet

Facebook: Janet Lees Textiles

Sue Boulding

Following training in couture methods and traditional tailoring, Sue worked as a designer and pattern cutter for suppliers to High Street stores such as Marks and Spencer, Principles, Wallis and Next for nearly 40 years. A qualified tutor, Sue brings has expertise in womenswear, particularly tailoring, pattern cutting, garment construction and lingerie. She teaches dressmaking and pattern cutting from complete beginners to couture level, and will also offer courses in making curtains and blinds.

Contact Sue via:


Mobile: 07952 648335

Lyuba Carpenter

Lyuba teaches dressmaking classes, including couture, from her studio in Wyle Cop in Shrewsbury. Her classes include:

Evening and weekend dressmaking classes:

Contact Lyuba via:


Tel: 01743244233 Mobile: 07969425856

Janice Croft

Janice has been sewing since the age of 5. She loved sewing at home and school. She had always intended to teach but got side tracked and trained in Pattern cutting at the London College of Fashion. She went to work for the John Lewis Partnership (happy days) manager in the dress fabric dept for 7yrs. Moved to the Chelsea shop in 1983 where she learnt everything she knows about Soft furnishings.

Forward 8yrs and she left to set up Croft Designs on her own making anything from wedding dresses to sofa covers and everything in between.

Fast forward 5yrs and finally she got back to what she loves, teaching. She started at home and then branched out with a franchise also working as a freelancer for Husqvarna sewing machines. She’s ended up travelling all over the country teaching sewing skills from beginners to couture level and loving every minute of it.

Janice is available to teach both groups and 1-2-1 classes. She also teaches at the Sewing Rooms in Putney (London) and runs retreats in Bromsgrove and Maidstone, Kent.

Contact Janice via:

E-mail: for further details.

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