Private Sessions


You can book a private session with the tutors at Stitching Kitchen. We charge £45 per hour and if you can provide as much information as you can using the form below we will find the right tutor for you.   You can book a single session or a regular booking until your project is done! 

Fill out the form below and one of the team will be in touch to chat about what we can do to help, different tutors are available at different times so please include your preferences to weekday / evening / weekend. 

Lady on sewing machine
Learning to use your sewing machine

How to use your sewing machine – one on one

We have all done it, bought a sewing machine and then not got around to actually using it! If that is you and you feel that it would be useful to have an hours one to one tuition to build your confidence.

Perhaps you have been gifted a machine which is a little different to what you are used to and you need a bit of handholding to get you bobbin along again.

Please get in touch and we can schedule an hour together to run through setting up your machine, bobbin winding and insertion, threading up, setting up stitch length and width and testing out your machines stitching capabilities.  Just bring your machine with all its feet, and empty bobbin and instruction book.

 Textile exploration sessions

A work in progress by a client

If you find that you have been inspired by either one of my classes; visiting one of the textile art exhibitions around about or perhaps by listening to an inspiring speaker at a guild branch meeting then this might be for you. Carving out time to continue your textile art practice can be tricky with busy work and family lives.

Scheduling a regular session one to one can give you a focus to develop your textile practice, we can work on ideas you want to develop, perhaps try out techniques to achieve your vision.

I am a member of several textile organisations and so can let you know about any challenges, open exhibitions or challenges you might want to work towards.

This could be a one-off session or we can meet once a month or once a quarter; brainstorm ideas; help get though any creative blocks and keep your creative practice flowing. You are more than welcome to use any fabric from the recycled fabric stash and to consult any of the books or magazines in the Stitching Kitchen library.

young girl on a sewing machine


Sewing for home-educated children

Recently I had the opportunity to work with a young lady who is home educated.  She wanted to learn to sew and her mum felt she didn’t have the skills or equipment to support her learning in this area.  It was an absolute pleasure to teach her how to use a sewing machine and to help facilitate her child led learning to include projects including home furnishings, garment construction and dyeing.

Sewing and textiles is far more than a hobby, it can allow the learner to explore areas of the standard school curriculum without the classroom setting.

Sewing offers young people the opportunity to learn many core skills.  You must read and understand the pattern and instructions – this includes an element of engineering.  Calculate the amount of materials needed, measure the body for fitting clothes and choosing sizes – mathematical skills.  Depending on the child you can also explore the material properties and perhaps work on surface decoration and dying.  These aspects introduce scientific concepts, colour theory and art.

If you would like to arrange for either a short term project or ongoing sewing lessons for your own child please get in touch to discuss your individual needs.