From an early age, I have always been incredibly creative. From making potions out of petals in the back garden, baking, drawing, sewing, painting etc.

Following from A ‘levels in English Literature, Art and Drama I went on to complete a BA Hons in Drama, followed by a 2 year Post Graduate Diploma in Costume for Television, Theatre and Film at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.  After working professionally as a costume maker, I re-trained as a Drama teacher and worked as the Head of Drama before taking a career-break to have my three beautiful children, Henry, Lucy and Alice.  During this time, I still kept a craft studio at home and regularly enjoyed sewing costumes, making keepsakes, making children’s clothes and completing alterations. I enjoy everything ‘crafty’ and love getting involved with a Carnival float, Christmas Grotto or Scarecrow competition.

Katy Makes has developed from my desire to give other people the time, tuition and fulfilment that can be had from learning a new skill and the pleasure that can be taken from creating something for yourself. A combination of my teaching background and my creative experience means that Katy Makes Creative Workshops are a fun, well planned, carefully delivered and enjoyable craft experience.  From beginners to advanced skills, we offer workshops designed to meet a variety of abilities and ages and hope that we can deliver something that you will enjoy.


Services Offered

Katy Makes can fulfil private orders such as memory blankets/bunnies, memory pillows, dressmaking, tailoring and soft furnishing

  • Katy Makes offers one-to-one sewing machine courses/tuition

  • Bespoke parties in a purpose designed studio -  offers the following adults or children’s parties:

  • Crafternoon tea

  • Hen party

  • Baby showers

  • Children’s birthday parties

    (for these events, home-baked light refreshments can be included)


Katy Makes offers a variety of creative workshops including, but not exclusively:

  • Mummy & me

  • Mummy makes…

  • Granny makes…

  • Granny & me

  • Book Day costumes

  • Sewing for the home

  • Memory blankets and keepsakes

  • Bunting workshops

  • Hand and feet casting 

  • Little Sew & Sews

  • Seasonal craft workshops

  • Introduction to using a sewing machine

  • Learn to Sew

  • Dressmaking for beginners

  • Children’s sewing courses

  • Children’s after-school and holiday craft courses

  • Machine embroidery

  • Create a block pattern draft

  • Advanced dressmaking 

  • Stitch & Bitch