Sewing Classes Derby

Welcome to Sewing Classes Derby, our creative design studio based in Cathedral quarter, in the heart of Derby city center. We offer a great variety of sewing workshops for all skill levels, from total beginners to a professional level. Come and join our Sewing Classes, develop your creativity and make new friends!


We offer a variety of different courses for different interests and skill levels. Most of our sewing lessons are tutored in small groups 3-5 people so everyone gets all the attention they need. Normally lessons are 3 hours long as it appears to be the optimal time to make some expected progress and not to get too tired. As well as group lessons we offer 1 to 1 tutorials for those who prefers to learn alone, if this is what you’d prefer please contact us and we could arrange it for you.

summer floaty dress
Summer Dress

Why come to us….

Learn new skills

Sewing and making your own clothes is a great skills to learn!
You could create your own individual style and be fashionable and not like anyone else.

Benefit from the professional guidance

Learn from a professional with more than 20 years of experience in design, pattern cutting, tailoring and making bespoke garments.

Develop your creativity

Learn with us at your own speed and create things you like.
You could pick your own projects and be encouraged to develop your own ideas.


After sewing for most of my life, I began taking classes to brush up on my skills with Tanya. 3 years later I’m still going! I have learned so much about patterns and construction and I really enjoy the Ideas Tanya comes up with. Great classes and I would highly recommend giving it a go. There is always something new to learn. ( Diane Clissold )

Tanya is an extremely competent and inspiring tutor. I would happily spend all my Saturdays in her studio. ( Mohini Williams )

Tanya is excellent teacher – she has the ability to explain complex couture sewing techniques in simple easy-to-follow steps. The outcomes I’ve achieved, and seen others achieve in class, is outstanding. From beginner to advanced Tanya will make sure there is always something new to learn and expand new skills. ( Claire England )

Really good classes, very concise and simple instructions and lovely, patient teacher. I’ve made 2 professional garments and I can’t wait to make more. ( Emily Ogilvie )

She is so friendly and competent, she made everything so simple for me which I can’t dream of designing on my own. ( Rubina Khan )

WONDERFUL….. learning in a fun and friendly way. Making exquisite items… every level catered for… cannot recommend highly enough. ( Jacqueline Towers )

work of our students
student summer dress project
multi layered applique
puffy bag look inside
cushion with applique
Diane's coat
circle skirt
We are based in Derby City center

Come and visit us!

If you are not sure on what course to choose and would like to come for quick chat and advice, to look around our studio or to book your course in person, please let us know and we will arrange it for you.

+44(0)7595334048 50B Sadler Gate, Derby, DE1 3NQ United Kingdom