Contact Name: Becky C
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I work from my studio at Ayres House in Oxfordshire, and use the beautiful, light, bright, teaching room for my courses.
Having studied Fashion and Fabrics in my youth, I have always indulged in sewing and crafting as a hobby. My new studio space now means these are my living.
My ethos of re-use, re-cycle, re-purpose is evident in the majority of my projects and courses.
Providing a safe creative space for everyone to learn is important to me.
I recently joined Becky for a one to one sewing day at her studio in Wallingford. I took a pair of cropped trousers which I wanted to recreate, but make them longer. She helped me to take an accurate pattern from the existing pair, extending it as required, and step by step we made a new pair! I choose a fab bold leaf print duvet cover from her selection of pre washed fabric which made for a striking pair of wide legged trousers. She even helped me to adapt the waistband to a feature ‘paper bag’ style. The day was relaxed and informal, with an endless supply of tea and snacks! I had the opportunity to ask lots of questions and Becky had lots of helpful tips and advice. She was super friendly, flexible and accommodating which suited my needs for the day. Recycling and reuse is important to me and this was definitely at the forefront of Becky’s mind. I had some great comments on my trousers and no one could believe they used to be a duvet cover! I also have the pattern to make more trousers in the future. Thanks for a lovely day Becky!
Response from BeccaLou Creates:Emma, it was a pleasure to spend the day with you.
I had an absolutely super day with Becca on Wednesday.
My dates had been changed umpteen times due to covid but I finally got there on Wednesday and it was definitely worth the wait.
I was interested in learning about buttonholes and zips.
Becca showed me how to use my buttonhole foot correctly and finally the mystery of my mistakes was solved.
Next it was a step by step guide for me on zip insertion and looking at the different ways of inserting zips.
This too was a game changer for me and I was so pleased and happy with my results.
I had a super day and left very happy with the knowledge that I had achieved.
I will be going back again for a lesson in making something for myself.
Thankyou Becca and to all of you reading this review you too can have a super day with Becca just sign up for a lesson with her you wont be dissapointed.
Response from BeccaLou Creates:Jayne, it was an absolute pleasure to spend the day with you, and to see all of the amazing things you were already making.
I spent a lovely therapeutic day with Becca, sewing along a waterfall jacket in a one-to-one session. Becca was very happy to be flexible and advised me on my pattern and fabric choice in advance of the session. I’m a beginner sewer, and Becca introduced me to how a pattern works, and guided me through all the stages, interspersed with laughter, chat and coffee. Highly recommended.
Response from BeccaLou Creates:Dru, having your company for the day was a pleasure, I'm so glad that you enjoyed yourself, I was very impressed with your beautiful jacket, you are no longer a beginner!