Testimonials from Students enrolled in the Sewing and Pattern Making Classes.

Join us in the Fun and learn a valuable life skill.

testimonial - Jen Smith

When my mother saw my top that I had made she commented – ” The top is just gorgeous – you must have fantastic teacher “.
While I was thinking to myself that I was the one that made it –  and there was no compliment for me…..lol….
Ann’s classes are first rate and I have learnt so much from her. I would much prefer to be sewing than having to go to work through the week.
I wonder how I can make that happen !!! ????.    Jen S.


Maggie B
Great classes.   This lady certainly knows what she is doing as I have learnt so much about making a pattern from just one task. I can’t wait to see what else she has in store for me. I am excited !!!! Maggie B



Fun, friendly and relaxed atmosphere to learn expert sewing methods from the best in the industry.    Rita H

testimonials- Helen V

Helen drafting her Bodice Block.


When I first spoke to Ann on the phone I said to my husband George – ” she is so nice”. Originally I trained as a pattern maker/production manager so I am attending classes with Ann who is updating my skills and challenging me far beyond what I thought possible.

Helen V.




The best thing I have done in along time – its been great to be able to sew from a patterm.    Justine K.


Ann is very patient and at times very funny – very good for a beginner who is anxious.    Amanda B.


gawain pants 2Ann has guided me from complete novice to creating my first garment in just a few lessons. I have made my very own pyjama pants, and my wife is very impressed. I’ve been taught everything from threading a machine and the different stitches to cutting out patterns and fabric, pressing and stitching and hemming. Next to make is a shirt and after that I might make something for my wife, who is worried I might get better at sewing than she is!


Thank you Ann for teaching me skills that I can use for a lifetime. I can’t wait for the classes each week.    Norma VDM


lisa in her pattern making classesMy expectations were certainly met when I enrolled for the Pattern Making Classes at Designer Stitch. So much so that I am now attending my fourth year at the school. Thank you for your exceptional teaching.   Lisa B.




Being an absolute beginner I didn’t know what to expect – and I am so pleased to be a member of Ann’s classes. I have learnt so much and still learning.    Faith O.

Sharon H who absolutely loves coming to the sewing classes.


I just love coming to my sewing class each week. I have learnt heaps since I started in 2013 and I have gained so much confidence. Even my husband has said that he is a “sewing widow”. Sharon H.



What fantastic classes !!!! I have just finished my first skirt and I couldn’t be happier.
I just love coming each week !!!!!!   Judi D.


jacinta in her sewing classes.


My sewing classes are warm and fun and I learn something each week – and I have 2 hours of uninterrupted time without my 3 children hanging off me. Just bliss. Jacinta C.



I have gained so much confidence on my machine. I know don’t approach it with as much trepidation. Thanks for your patience.    Jean McC.