Unless you are doing the Introducing the sewing machine or paper pattern course, we assume basic sewing skills. Being able to work a sewing machine & having put together a garment.

Our courses run from 10am (sharp, get here earlier if possible) till 4pm. The courses do sometimes over run due to the personalised nature of the courses.

Everything you need to complete the course is provided for you unless otherwise stated.

Sewing machines are provided for courses in Leicester & Sheffield (Except the embroidered shirt course) if you are coming to Bambers Sewing Machines you will need to bring a machine.

Lunch is only provided on the Dressmakers Day out. At the venues there are options for ordering in lunches or outlets you can get to to buy lunch. A packed lunch brought in at any of the venues is welcomed.

Yes we have a shop you can visit. It is only open when I’m not teaching.

By appointment only.

We don’t open on a Saturday, except for our open days. These happen throughout the year & we are open from 10am -1pm. Dates are advertised on the blog when they take place.

No, an ordinary steam iron will stick all of our interfacings.

We try to dispatch our orders as soon as we can. Most go out the day the order is placed or the following day. We do sometimes get busy, so please allow 5 days for dispatch. We only dispatch Monday- Friday. Parcels are sent by Royal Mail, unless a very big order when a courier is sent.