Hi I’m Laura!

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

Three 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. Also 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.

I have recently decided the time was right to close the retail section of my business so that I can spend more time teaching and encourage a new wave of dressmakers. This will also allow me more time to focus on improving my own sewing skills, take on more freelance work and work on a 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 that sounds like your kind of thing, then stick around!

Laura Xo


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