Laura – Cotton Reel Studio

I’ve been sewing for over 14 years but really became passionate about dressmaking in particular around seven years ago.

Four years ago my brand, Cotton Reel Studio, was born when I started to sell handmade children’s clothing and accessories. The business gradually evolved into an online shop selling fabrics specifically for dressmaking. During this time I have worked with several independent designers testing patterns, I’ve taught sewing workshops at the beautiful TeesCreatives studio and met so many lovely people along the way.

After two and a half years selling fabrics and haberdashery I felt the time was right to close that part of the business so that I can spend more time teaching and encouraging a new wave of dressmakers. I am also able to focus on improving my own sewing skills, take on more pattern testing and freelance work bespoke dressmaking service.

From here onward you will find me find me here documenting my makes, the new skills I’ve mastered including tutorials and sewing tips to show you how to master them too. I will also be posting some regular pattern and product reviews. Plus you can expect to see some other creative, fashion and lifestyle inspiration posts thrown into the mix too.

If you are interested in any of the following please get in touch;
  • Guest blog posts
  • Pattern testing
  • Learning to sew (online sessions)
  • Website advertising
  • Product reviews
  • Bespoke dressmaking service
  • Learning to sew (one-to-one)
  • Other collaborations


Occasionally I work with other companies to create content that I believe you, my readers will be interested in. Please note that all opinions in any of my posts remain solely my own.

Any sponsored posts, affiliate links, gifted items, paid for posts and pattern testing work will be clearly labelled in each posting.

Please see the disclaimer page for more details on each of the items / terms described above https://cottonreelstudio.co.uk/disclaimer/

If you have any questions or comments please do get in touch via email at info@cottonreelstudio.co.uk