Our Courses Are
Suitable For Everyone

CAREER CHANGE – HOBBY – HOME IMPROVEMENTS – SKILL DEVELOPMENT

Welcome to the Cotswold Sewing School

Our courses are set up to feel like an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We want your creativity to be inspired and you leave us feeling relaxed, with confidence in your newly acquired skills. Most soft furnishing courses are run by Louise, our professional home stylist and soft furnishing maker. Our upholstery and lampshade courses are run by the incredibly talented Emily. We also have highly skilled tutors visiting us to run their pop up workshops too. Keep an eye on what we have coming up .

Soft Furnishing

Upholstery

Lampshade Making

AMUSF 1 Year Certified Course

The AMUSF Essential Soft Furnishings certificate is a 1 year course taught in line with the academic year. 2023/2024 in take will run on Thursdays and Sundays. You will need to attend a minimum of 11 in studio days Between September and July. You may choose either thursdays or sundays. We can comfortably host 5 students per day.

The Cotswold Sewing School

Hello and a warm welcome to the Cotswold sewing school. I’m Louise, busy mum to two boys.

I began to sew small projects during a difficult personal time in my life. Sewing transported me to a different reality and quickly became a therapy. After a few months I decided to take the plunge and retrain as a specialist soft furnishing maker. Having a career over 15 years revolving around the property industry I’ve always had a passion for transforming interiors.

About Me

I’m now genuinely living my dream, working around my children’s diaries and needs. I want to help you develop your love for sewing too. After qualifying I set up my own limited company making soft furnishings. Although I now have a professional workroom, Initially I didn’t have the budget for a workspace so everything was made on my kitchen table or lounge floor.

How I Can Help

I understand many will not have a ready-made work room available. I will help you adapt to the space you have. Anyone can do this and everyone has creativity inside them. I have worked hard to create a safe spacious environment where you can really relax whilst acquiring new skills. Alongside working with my private clients I am excited to also offer sewing tuition.

I’m really looking forward to meeting you soon.

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Reviews

Thank you for a really enjoyable day. It was a real confidence booster for...
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L Martyn
Thank you for a really enjoyable day. It was a real confidence booster for me and I’m so chuffed with what I have achieved all thanks to your clear instructions. I can’t wait for the next lesson!
L Martyn
Louise, thank you just doesn’t seem enough for the lovely relaxed 7 days I...
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Kim
Louise, thank you just doesn’t seem enough for the lovely relaxed 7 days I have enjoyed on your soft furnishings course- better than therapy!  I have learned invaluable skills and techniques in a friendly, professional atmosphere. My confidence has grown under your excellent guidance and I look forward to putting my new knowledge into practice. Best wishes Kim xx
Kim
Brilliant course Louise! I highly recommend this course for anyone wanting to learn make quality ...
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Mrs R M
Brilliant course Louise! I highly recommend this course for anyone wanting to learn make quality curtains. Such great results! Mrs R M. - Attended Advanced curtain making.
Mrs R M
I absolutely LOVE my blinds and couldn’t recommend you enough. Brilliant quality blinds made...
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Mrs B
I absolutely LOVE my blinds and couldn’t recommend you enough. Brilliant quality blinds made from a material I chose, that wouldn’t have been easy to work with. Faultless
Mrs B
I will recommend you to absolutely everyone. I love my curtains more each day...
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I will recommend you to absolutely everyone. I love my curtains more each day and can’t believe the quality. Thankyou!’
We absolutely love Louise's work, 5 blinds later and a pair of curtains and...
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Mrs W
We absolutely love Louise's work, 5 blinds later and a pair of curtains and we couldn’t be happier
Mrs W
I saw first hand how hard Louise works for her clients, always polite and great ...
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Mr K
I saw first hand how hard Louise works for her clients, always polite and great knowledge on how to help every individual client.
Mr K

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