Retail training for tailoring services


Why not brush up on your skills with some expert advice. Whether you need help with your sewing machine, guidance through a sewing project or something more specific, we can help.

  • Tuition is available on a one to one / one to two basis at our shop in Canton
  • We are happy to give instruction for all sewing machines, including overlockers and covers stitch machines.
  • You might be interested in brushing up on your skills and techniques such as zip insertions or how to use interfacings.
  • Perhaps you have a few items on the go that have come to a stop due to a tricky bit you could do with some guidance and support.
  • Help with reading and understanding dressmaking patterns is a common request that we can help with as is how to carry out garment fittings and alterations.
  • We hope to be able to help with all your sewing requests, but space is limited so please give us a call and we’ll see what we can do.
  • The cost is £35 per hour for the first hour, £30 for further hours during the same tuition session. Maximum of 3 hours can be booked at any one time.


Specially designed programmes can improve customer service, enhance customer experiance and drive sales upwards.

Training sessions are designed to meet you specific requirements and can be delivered at your place of work for up to 10 persons.  Training for all areas of the textile arena can be catered for. Below are typically some of the areas we address during past engagements.

  • Retailers offering an alteration service will greatly benefit from a fully trained work force that are competent in carrying out fittings for alterations.
  • Investment in a time and motion study will help small manufacturers improve staff performance and output.
  • Product knowledge is a valuable tool for garment retailers. Understanding terminology and garment detail is easily learned.
  • Some organisation could benefit from staff having knowledge of fabrics and their properties.

From as little as £200, the benefits of this kind of investment can be instant and long lasting. Telephone or email for more information.