with Di Kendall

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Welcome to Sew-It with Di Kendall

I'm based in Heage in mid Derbyshire (DE56) and I've been sewing and dressmaking for over 50 years. I have succesfully completed The Saville Row Coat to develop my hand tailoring skills. I'm a teacher, bespoke garment maker and pattern maker who is keen to help others experience the joy of working with fabric to make something unique. 



I can teach you to make the most of your sewing machine, to  

make clothes that fit you - dressmaking lessons beginners to tailoring.

I'll teach sewing in your own home where I can bring a sewing machine to you.

I'll come along to a community group to teach dressmaking.

If you own a sewing school and would like me to teach workshops for you I will work freelance - including bra making, menswear. I will tailor courses to your requirements



If you want an outfit that you can guarentee no one else will have I will make it for you. I'm happy to make made to measure clothes for men and women, including traditional tailored jackets, waistcoats, trousers and hand made shirts.

Mother of the bride outfits made to your own design

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Are you one of the 1,000,000 people in the Uk who bought a sewing machine in the last 3 years? Do you need help to make your clothes or accessories.... email me

The Savile Row Coat

Follow my experience making a fully hand tailored blazer, from an online course taught by Master Tailor Andrew Ramroop OBE

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The Derby Area Sewing Group

Join us on Facebook, we have nearly 100 online members or come along to our monthly get together.


Last Tuesday of the month, 7.00-9.00 at Strutts Community Centre in Belper.


£3 per session.


Bring a project, enjoy a sewing related chat and sharing advice. As numbers increase I hope our members might be prepared to run a small session on a topic that interests them. More paid members means we can run give aways.



Inspire to Aspire

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