We have a number of scheduled Dots 'n' Stripes workshops running throughout the year, but if you would like to organise a private or class workshop, please get in touch.

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Private Sewing Tuition

If you feel more comfortable learning on your own, then you might want to try private sewing tuition. All my classes can be taught as 1-2-1 lessons at a time and date that suits you, either in my workshop or at your home, if you are in the Dundee area.

Cost: £15/hour

Individual Workshop

Are you a small group of max. three people and you would like to come for a workshop but can’t make the dates set, then please contact me and we can arrange a class at a day that suits you.

Cost: Depending on type of workshop

Overlocker Tuition

Do you already have an overlocker but you are not sure how to use it? Or maybe you would like to try it out first to find out if you really do want one? I'm happy to help you gain confidence in using the machine with 1-2-1 tuition available at a day and time that suits you.

Overlockers are really not scary. Honest!

Costs: £15/hr



Workshops During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Each workshop will be held with a max. of 3 people, but even then social distancing will not always be possible. Therefore I would like to ask you to bring a face covering to wear during the class. Sewing machines and work surfaces are disinfected after each class and hand sanitizers are available.

All workshops will be held in my workroom at Dots n Stripes, 6 Gullane Terrace, Dundee, DD2 3BT. The full day classes will have a break of approx. 30 min and you might want to bring something for your lunch. Tea and coffee is available to you throughout the day.

The materials are generally not included unless mentioned otherwise. Please see individual class descriptions. If you buy fabrics in my shop for use at class, you will receive a 15% discount.

Sewing machines are provided for all classes.

If there are less than 2 students booked on a workshop I withhold the right to cancel with 5 days notice and give a full refund. If you have booked and paid for a place in one of the workshops but are unable to come, I will refund your fee in full provided a replacement can be found by yourself or by me. If for some unforeseeable reason I have to make changes, I will inform you as soon as possible to offer you an alternative day or a full refund. Payment is required in full at time of booking to secure your place.

To avoid disappointment book your preferred workshop early by phone 01382 813132 or email


Introduction into sewing

Wednesday, 9th June 6.30 –9pm

Cost: £25

This workshop is for complete beginners who would like to learn basic sewing skills or those looking to refresh their skills. You will learn how to thread a sewing machine and try out various stitches before starting on the project of the class, an infinity scarf. Together we will cut out the material, pin it together and then use the straight stitch on the sewing machine to sew it together. At the end of this workshop you will go away with a beautiful, fashionable scarf that is truly unique!

Materials: All materials included.


Ladies t-shirt

Saturday, 8th May 10-3pm

Cost: £42, pattern included XS –XL

Sewing with jersey is not as difficult as you think. In this workshop we will be making a t-shirt made from knit or jersey fabrics. You will be shown how to trace the pattern off, cut out the material, sew a stretchy neckline, set in sleeves and finish off seams.

Materials: Not included. You can bring your own material, please check with me how much fabric is required, or choose it from the large selection in my shop at a 10% discount.


Sewing the STEVIE tunic by Tilly and the Buttons

Saturday, 29th May  10-4pm

Costs: £48, including the pattern size 6 – 24

Stevie has a modern, boxy fit, with round neckline and kimono sleeves, closing at the back with pretty ties or button loop. Make as a top with cropped hemline that hits the high hip, or above-the-knee dress length, with optional turn-up cuffs and patch pocket.

Materials: Not included. You can bring your own material or choose it from the large selection in my shop at a 10% discount.


Cosmetic bag

Saturday, 5th June 10-2pm

Cost: £39, all materials included

During this workshop you will learn how to sew a zipped make up bag.You will be shown how to prepare the materials, apply interfacing and how to insert a zip.

Materials: All included


Jersey skirt

Saturday, 12th June 10-2pm

Cost: £42 including the pattern ladies sizes 34-50 and girls age 2-16 yrs

This comfy skirt is a perfect beginners project as it is very easy to sew. It is a slight A-line skirt made from stretch jersey, sweat or french terry fabric with a waistband and an elasticated waist. You have the option of doing an adult or kids version.

Materials: Not included. You can bring your own material or choose it from the large selection in my shop at a 10% discount.