the sewingrooms putney for courses and sewing machine sales

Our motto here at The Sewing Rooms is ‘the more, the merrier!’, and that is clearly visible when you enter the shop. Helle established the business back in 1998 and since then we have grown into a thriving and enthusiastic community comprised of our treasured colleagues (who cover an incredibly wide range of expertise) and our valued customers.

What works so well in the shop is that we all have a passion for being creative. Whether it be using a sewing machine, overlocker, knitting needle or crochet hook! The energy we enjoy through sharing ideas and learning from one another is blissful. Every day is different in the shop and each day brings both us, and our customers, inspiration, determination and an entirely new way of looking at projects. Whilst we are all individually highly skilled –it is our ability to work and thrive as a team that is the secret to our success!


Director of the business, Helle has been a local Putney resident for over 30 years. She has a passion for dressmaking but also enjoys knitting, heirloom, quilting, crochet and many more creative avenues! From working as a freelance sales demonstrator and sewing tutor for Husqvarna Viking initially, she stumbled across the then vacant retail premises at 14 Lacy Road and immediately saw the potential for a new sewing and creative ‘hub’ in Putney. The rest, as they say, is history…


Originally from Hong Kong, Ling joined us in 2003 and her designing and sewing  skills are second to none. Ling is also an incredibly innovative jewellery designer and regularly brings in new items to marvel us with. Ling has long-standing experience of working with leather, stretch/knit fabrics and tricky bias cut garments to name but a few areas of expertise.


Karen is our technical whiz! She has extensive experience and knowledge of the Babylock and  Husqvarna Viking range of sewing machines and overlockers, but in addition to this she is all-knowing about the various software packages available too. Karen teaches many of our machine courses and leads all of our software clubs and courses too. Whatever your query –Karen will be able to help!


Janice, like Karen, has great knowledge and experience of using the whole Husqvarna Viking range of machines and software. In addition to this Janice is a keen dressmaker and an expert in the field of soft-furnishings. She can advise you on how to carry out projects of your own and teaches a wide range of techniques ranging from blinds to curtains to cushion covers and valences!

Janice runs sewing club on Thursdays


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the sewing rooms for sewing courses and instruction
the sewing rooms for embroidery software


Phone: 020 8780 0126
Address: 14 Lacy Road
London, SW15 1NL