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Teach Me To Sew is managed by Maria Smith who has been a sewing tutor in Adult Education for more than 30 years.

She is also a consultant to City & Guilds and has recently been involved in the development of the Interiors and Soft Furnishing Qualifications.


Maria owns and teaches at Teach Me To Sew






“As a small child sewing held a fascination for me, luckily my mother encouraged me to learn to use her sewing machine and from this has stemmed a lifetime addiction!
​Its been a great pleasure throughout my teaching career to observe my learners create some truly beautiful pieces, introducing them to a hobby that will stay with them always, and others using the skills learned to start successful businesses. Anyone and everyone can be inspired to sew like I was all those years ago, age is no barrier.
Imagine looking around your home or opening your wardrobe and seeing truly individual pieces that no one in the world has.
The sense of achievement that comes upon looking at a finished item is still just as rewarding now, as it was back when I was a child. Just as gratifying, is watching someone else achieve this too.
In joining one of my courses your confidence will grow alongside your skill set and technical ability.
Over the years I’ve invested a lot of time in my learners and I fell in love with helping others achieve as strongly as I fell in love with my first sewing machine. What started as a hobby grew into a passion and now I’m lucky enough to have a job I truly love.”


Our goal at Teach Me to Sew is to provide both a superior customer experience and tremendous value for our customers. 

As well as tutoring Maria has also worked in the industry having experience in bespoke evening wear, ladies fashion, Interior Design and Soft Furnishings and is passionate about exceeding your expectations.

We welcome your feedback and suggestions. 

Please use our Contact Us page to tell us what we’re doing right or what we can improve on we would appreciate it.