Careers Advice

You’d be surprised at how much you can achieve with just these tools. And even more surprised at how little you’ll achieve without them.

Hand sewing is essential to the bespoke tailoring trade. It underpins every technique that differentiates us from mass produced garments. The thimble will be one of the most important tools you’ll own.

Think about it – a prepared student is far more useful to a tailoring business than one who has to spend their internship being trained in the basics of hand sewing.

If you find that hand sewing techniques are not being taught as part a fashion/textile/tailoring course then speak to your heads of department and ask “why not?”. You can mention my name.

Lastly, enjoy your tailoring journey.