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  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

The Savile Row Coat

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

Click here to go to my blog Instagram

Please take a look at my social media activity

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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My Missoni inspired version of Mccall's 7692 features in The May/June issue of Sew Today Magazine

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Here's the face covering you're looking for if you need to talk with anyone who has ahearing impairment.


Great if you work with young children who need to see you smile.


Video tutorial coming soon

Welcome to the home of the SMILE face covering

Pattern PDF Instructions

I have a small quantity available to buy


£5.99 each or 2 for £10


Please contact me at [email protected]