Welcome to The Sewing Rooms

The Sewing Rooms specialises in altering bridal, bridesmaids, mother of the bride and formal gowns. Arlene Ferguson the in house designer can also work with you to design and create a bespoke gown of your choice, for bridal, formal or any other special occasion.

We have three broad areas of expertise:

We pride ourselves in the quality of personal service we provide.  Our approach is simple, friendly and entirely focussed on what we are good at!

“The alterations course I did after the foundations course. It was great to have the basics before this course. We altered a top and a pair of trousers.  My trousers are always too big at the waist so I was well chuffed with myself that I could take them in at the waist and they were actually wearable. A great buzz!  It’s an intense course and Arlene is just fabulous, she knows her stuff and the crack was great too.  Would so recommend this course.”

“The alterations course is brilliant…being short and on the larger size…none of my clothes fit properly..always have to take trousers up…and tops always have sleeves which are too long…or vest tops need shortened at the strap…this course has given me the skills to be able to complete these alterations with confidence at home and as always arlene’s knowledge, skills, tricks and patience are on point.”

“Have been wanting to be able to know my way around a sewing machine for years…this course is amazing…arlene takes the time to go through ever single step and makes sure you know what your at before going on to the next…in both around the machine and getting to know and do stitches, and completing tasks eg. Puttin in a zip etc…great course to do to understand what is needed to complete basic sewing tasks ….Arlene is so helpful and patient.”

Sew Informed is a unique learning platform designed to cater for every level of student’s sewing ability, through face to face classes, or online videos both accompanied with a course booklet.

There are three levels of courses; Foundations, Progressions and Alterations