Want to get going with your sewing, but not sure where to start?
Need advice finding the perfect fabric for your pattern or the perfect pattern for your fabric, or just need a little inspiration?
Been disappointed or surprised by online fabric purchases in the past?
If you answered yes, then I'm here to help. Book a personal shopping consultation now. If you'd like to see and touch the fabrics then book an in-store fabric shopping experience. Live further away? No problem, you can also book a virtual appointment.
I have a background in teaching sewing and am always happy to help you get started on your sewing journey, matching your experience with a suitable project to grow your sewing skills and confidence. If you are an avid sewer already but need inspiration choosing fabrics then allow me to help. I am a keen dressmaker myself and have over 10 year experience in womenswear fashion design, so you are in safe (and friendly) hands.
In-store consultations are approximately 45 mins. On-line consultations last up to 40 minutes.
How does it work?
Personal Shopping Consultations are free. Select either in store or on-line from the drop down menu above and add to your basket. Check out as usual. I will be in touch to arrange a convenient time and assess your needs so that I can best serve you during your consultation. There is no obligation to buy. I'm only too happy to help you find your perfect project and make suggestions based on Flying Bobbins fabrics and sewing kits/patterns.
Flying Bobbins is run from my home sewing studio. All of my fabrics, patterns and sewing kits are held here. You can book to come by yourself or with a friend. Only one consultation will be booked at a time, so you will have 100% of my attention and the sewing studio all to your-self.
Don't forget to provide your e-mail at checkout.
Where are you based?
Flying Bobbins is run from my home studio in Cheam, Surrey. The nearest train stations are Cheam, Ewell East and Sutton. The nearest bus stop in on Bramley Road. I am on a quiet, residential street and parking is easy.
How about Covid Safety?
Consultations will be booked on a one session at a time basis, so you will not have to face queues or crowds. I am the only employee. I will be wearing a face covering and the studio windows will be open. Hand sanitiser will be available and high touch points and surfaces will be cleaned with anti-viral wipes and sprays.
How does the Virtual Consultation work?
Virtual shopping consultations will be held via Zoom. Once booked, you will be sent a link. Simply click on the link and follow the on-screen prompts. It will just be you and me on the call. You will be able to see me on your screen and I will hold up fabrics and project suggestions for you to see. You can order swatches of any of the fabrics you'd like to look at more closely. Fabric swatches are free and there is no obligation to buy. You will need a mobile device, tablet or computer and an internet connection to join the call. You will also be visible on screen, if you'd rather not be visible then you can opt to have your video switched off. Want to invite your friend(s) so they can help you choose? Of course! The more the merrier.
No more disappointments, miss matched trims or unsuitable fabrics to worry about, book your shopping appointment today and sewing joy will be on it's way!