Welcome to Sew It With Love!

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We are a creative sewing studio based in the heart of Waterloo, London just a stone’s throw away from the quirky shops and cafes of Lower Marsh and the buzzing Southbank. We offer small and friendly sewing courses and dressmaking classes as well as 1 to 1 tuition for different levels and abilities.

Whether you are a  beginner who has never used a sewing machine before, or an  intermediate  sewist who has tried their hand at a few sewing projects and want to improve and further your sewing skills, here you will find a selection of sewing classes suitable for different abilities and preferences!

Whatever your level and whatever you wish to learn you are in the best possible hands! Our tutors are very experienced fashion industry and sewing professionals who love passing on their amazing skills.

Our mission

Here at Sew It With Love we are passionate about spreading awareness of  the garment making process, promoting slow fashion, contributing to reduced textile waste and helping you save a tonne of money! Our mission is to help you create unique clothes that fit and beautiful, inexpensive gifts and accessories, as well as to teach you to make the most of what you buy and of what you already have in your wardrobe. Just like our mothers and grandmothers used to do! Whatever sewing skills you may want to learn, we look forward to helping your sewing dream come true!

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Sewing classes London evening,  Sewing courses for Beginners, One To One Sewing Tuition

Who we are

Elena Pintus
Elena PintusFounder, Creative Director and Sewing Tutor
I am a Fashion & Textile Designer and mother of one, with a passion for sharing the wonderful skills and arts of sewing and dressmaking. I started teaching myself dressmaking and experimenting with textiles from a very early age out of a burning desire to realize the designs in my head, which were hard to find in my hometown. I also wanted to wear unique clothes that nobody else would be wearing. After years of practising DIY dressmaking, I decided to take my skills to the next level and went onto train in Fashion & Textiles at London College of Fashion and London Metropolitan University, which were then followed by a spell working for designer label Tata Naka and 7 years as a freelance Designer/Maker specializing in bespoke designs.
I set up Sew it With Love in February 2013 out of a combined passion for sewing, dressmaking, textiles and teaching. I used to be a language teacher before training in fashion, and although I absolutely loved my new career, I missed teaching and the joy that passing on a valuable skills to others brings. So one day, whilst sitting at the sewing machine and nostalgically reminiscing about my teaching days, I decided I was going to combine the two together and Sew it With Love was created! ​

Passing on my sewing and dressmaking skills to others is proving to be a wonderful, exciting and very rewarding journey and I look forward to continue sharing it with all of our wonderful current and future clients.

Sasha Jackson
Sewing Tutor

After starting her career in Fine Art, Sasha moved to London to study Bespoke Tailoring with Newham College in Partnership with Savile Row Bespoke. After completing her tailoring training with spells at Timothy Everest, Alexander Boyds and as an apprentice of Marek Markowski she then moved into women’s couture and bridal, adding specialist handwork techniques such as lace and chiffon work to her skill base. After training to become a pattern cutter at BNV Couture in Kensington, Sasha then went on to set up her own women’s tailoring label Fishwife London, which she currently runs alongside teaching at Sew It With Love.

Rehana Begum
Sewing Tutor

Rehana graduated from Central Saint Martins with a BA in Fashion Design. It was alongside her studies where she honed her skills at fashion companies including All Saints, Matthew Williamson, Preen, Margaret Howell and Ozwald Boateng and during a spell at Savile Row where Rehana’s interest and skills in tailoring and pattern cutting really developed, parallel to her design abilities. She has since worked as a Designer for various London based fashion labels, has been part of the costume team on the Dancing On Ice TV show, and has worked as a dressmaking tutor both here and in Africa, where she was involved in empowerment projects teaching dressmaking. Rehana continues to freelance as a designer and tutor and thoroughly enjoys being hands on and sharing her love of sewing and pattern cutting with others.

Guna Dubrovska
Sewing Tutor
Guna learnt to sew from a very early age when she taught herself how to design and make clothes for her dolls. Her initial DIY skills were then perfected over the years and furthered by a degree in fashion design gained from HTW Berlin University. Since completing her studies, Guna now has over 10 years experience working as a creative pattern cutter and sample maker in both the entertainment and fashion industries. Her work includes helping create the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics  closing ceremony costumes and working as a creative pattern cutter for Alexander McQueen. She also collaborated with many design labels such as Kostas Murkudis, Morv London, Milo Maria amongst others and continues to do so alongside teaching at Sew It With Love. Guna’s is passionate about sustainable fashion and is dedicated to passing on her vast knowledge of sewing and dressmaking to enable people to make, alter and upcycle their clothes.

Ellen McQuaid
Sewing Tutor

Ellen has 9 years’ experience studying and working in textiles and costume. She studied Costume with Performance Design at  Arts University Bournemouth, specializing in garment making. After graduating she joined the Great British Sewing Bee team, assisting on the programme and loving the buzz and joy created by home sewing. Since then she has been working hard on the London theatre scene, working in the Costume Department to put on a series of successful productions over the past 4 years, and in her spare time she loves to make garments for herself too. Alongside working in the theatre industry, Ellen loves sharing her love of sewing in the Sew It With Love studio.