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Our Sewing studio is kitted out with sewing machines, needles, pins, threads, wool, ribbons, scrap materials, buttons, books, vintage dress making patterns, iron and iron board, dress making mannequins and anything that comes through our reuse centre that we think will be perfect for the sewing studio comes here! 

 

Rent the whole room by the hour to get creative or simply book a workstation.  

Not sure where to start, why not get some expert guidance from our Sewing Tutor, Christina Corley on a Friday!

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Christina Corley

My earliest memory of sewing was when I was about 10 years old. I was given a peg doll with felt dresses to stitch together to make the outfits. I remember the bright pink case it came in to this day. My Nanna then taught me to sew properly using her sewing machine and I loved it. 

 

I have always loved clothes and art and was thrilled to study at the London College of Fashion. 

 

I did have a break from sewing in my 20s and early 30s but whilst I was on maternity leave I decided to make a picnic blanket to practise my skills. This simple make reignited my love for sewing and I was asked by some Mum friends who had seen my Picnic Blanket  to make them a smaller version. I then started practising using my son Daniel's Babygrows, from which Ts Precious Keepsakes was born.

 

Over the last 7 years I have now grown my product list and love experimenting with new ideas. I love making something from someone's treasured clothing, I don't think I will ever get used to the emotion my customers show when they first see their bespoke item, it makes me so happy to have made something to be treasured forever.  

 

I am thankful for all the recommendations I receive from people I have made for. My little sewing business is hugely supported by my friends, family and followers and for that I am forever grateful. 

 

I am now starting my first sewing classes for children, teaching the next generation to sew is something I am truly passionate about, I can’t wait to see their creations. 

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