Tutor - Colette

Colette is our eco-friendly guru in Sew Confident. She loves upcycling, recycling and making lovely new things out of old things. She's here to teach you how to do the same!

How long have you been sewing for? About 4 years


Have you always been interested in  fashion? I have always been interested in arts and crafts, and the technical side of how clothing is made from the idea to final product has always interested me even thought I wouldn't say I was very 'fashionable' haha.

What are your qualifications? HNC in fashion design and manufacture, Soon to have a BA in International fashion business.

What is the most difficult thing you have ever made? I had to design, create the pattern for and make my own origami style sleeves for a university dress project. Making origami out of paper is hard enough never mind making it out of 3 layers of stiff fabric! haha 

What is your favourite fabric to work with? I don't think I have a favourite fabric really...but anything fun, colourful or shiny gets a thumbs up from me! 

What other interested do you have apart from sewing? I love travelling and doing volunteer work as well as going out with my friends at the weekend and napping (a lot).