Love & Stitches Club

Love & Stitches Club

Do you dream of stepping out in a wardrobe of clothes made by your own fair hand?

Are you looking to catapult your sewing skills to the next level?

You’re in the right place.

Welcome to the Love & Stitches Club

Love & Stitches is an exclusive membership club where you can learn to sew and create your own handmade clothes, from the comfort of your own home.

Forget having to scour through the shop rails for clothes that suit you. With the Love & Stitches club, you’ll learn to create an entire wardrobe of wonderful, stylish outfits. Whatever your personal style, size and tastes, you’ll learn to make beautiful clothes that will last for years and gain compliments wherever you go. 

You can learn at your own pace, in your own time, thanks to our combination of online tutorial videos, live Q&A sessions and our supportive online community.

Whether you’re a complete beginner (we’ve all been there, so don’t worry) or are looking to build on your existing skills, there’s a place in the Love & Stitches Club waiting for you.

What’s it all about?

When you sign up to the Love & Stitches Club, you’re gaining access to exclusive content, along with becoming part of an online community of like-minded people.

The Love & Stitches Club membership includes:

Monthly Sew Alongs – Every quarter, our members choose the next 3 months projects that we’ll complete together. With bite-size recorded videos that you can watch and sew along at a time that suits you.

  • January 2022 – Jennifer Lauren Handmade Esme Top
  • February 2022 – Friday Pattern Co Ilford Jacket (Unisex)
  • March 2022 – Sew Me Something Iris Top
  • April 2022 – Style Arc Canterbury Skirt
  • May 2022 – Megan Nielsen Cottesloe Swimsuit
  • June 2022 – Cris Wood Sews Parasol Dress & Top
  • July 2022 – Rad Patterns G.O.A.T. Leggings
  • August 2022 – Nina Lee Camden Pinafore
  • September 2022 – Itch to Stitch Nottingham Top
  • October 2022 – Sew me Something Bianca Coat
  • November 2022 – Closet Core Elodie Wrap Dress
  • December 2022 – Sew Over It Sidbury Slip
  • January 2023 – Wardrobe By Me Tropical Shirt (menswear)
  • February 2023 – True Bias Marlo Sweater
  • March 2023 – Friday Pattern Co Patina Blouse
  • April 2023 – Sew Over It Audrey Top
  • May 2023 – Deer & Doe Sirocco Jumpsuit
  • June 2023 – The Maker’s Atelier Sun Dress
  • July 2023 – Pattern Fantastique Sulis Hat
  • August 2023 – Made by Rae Rose Pants
  • September 2023 – Wardrobe by Me Pika/Pike Vest

Past Sew Alongs are also still available to view and sew, in your own time.

Skill builder tutorial videos – You’ll have access to a growing library of skill builder tutorial videos, covering everything from zip application and buttons to sewing curved seams and rolled hems. The unique search bar allows you to search not only for the video titles but also the words spoken in the video.

Learning that fits around your life – Our videos are organised into bitesize chunks so that you can dip in and out when you have time or binge-watch several if you prefer. The videos are also subtitled, enabling you to watch with or without sound.

Q&A sessions – Every fortnight, we hold a live Q&A session on Zoom to answer all of your burning questions and have a good natter. Don’t forget your cuppa!

Discounted fabrics and patterns – You’ll have access to exclusive member discounts for fabric retailers and independent pattern designers.

Exclusive Facebook group – Join our member-only community within the Love & Stitches Facebook group to connect with like-minded sewing enthusiasts, share your makes and ask for advice.

All of this comes at a price of just £15 per month. Any don’t worry, you won’t be tied into a contract – you can cancel at any time.  

Meet your tutor

Hi, I’m Alison Greer, and I run the Love & Stitches Club. I’ve got over 25 years of experience in dressmaking and have had the privilege of sharing my knowledge as a dressmaking tutor since 2015.

My face-to-face classes and workshops were put on hold when the Covid-19 Pandemic hit. Rather than being struck down, I realised that this presented a fantastic opportunity to reach more people and use my wealth of knowledge to teach the world to sew.

It’s from here that the Love & Stitches Club was born.

Through our exclusive online club, our members are learning a new hobby, developing existing skills and connecting with like-minded people through our online community. I’m so proud of what we’ve already achieved and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.

I look forward to meeting you and seeing your garment-making skills develop!

What do our members say?

Alison, you have made my day! I didn’t realise there was so much to making the collar but your video explains and demonstrates it really clearly and I’m itching to have a go. Thank you so much, I’ve been wanting to do this for so long. – Barbara

I have been doing Alison’s Sew Alongs and have made some awesome clothes which I would not have thought possible at this entry level stage of my sewing journey. You cannot beat having those video tutorials with Alison taking you through the whole process from start to finish. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. – Laura H

I made my first item this month and Alison’s videos and support were invaluable. I’m so pleased with the finished product. I’ve learnt so much already! – Laura B

And more members say…

I love sewing and have really pushed myself and skills over lockdown. The videos are so informative. I was a totally novice sewer when I started with Alison, although I still have a long way to go, I am amazed how my skills and confidence have grown. – Liz

I love my lessons with Alison, the support and friendship is great. Alison has taught me to be a bodger no longer. It’s great to gain confidence with your machine and your own abilities. The only downside maybe a huge collection of fabric and patterns which need to be dispersed around the house lol. – Amanda

I’ve found the club content to be incredibly useful as I’ve started my garment-sewing endeavours. The skill focused videos are helpful, and so are the Sew Alongs!  I learn by watching/doing so sometimes the instructions with patterns don’t always make clear sense to me but after I see how you do something I understand. I enjoy the conversation in the Facebook group and all the positivity and encouragement is really helpful and the new club format is much easier to use than before. – Bekah

Past Sew Along Projects

  • Made My Wardrobe Josie Bra & Pants Sew Along

Frequently Asked Questions

Are videos live or pre-recorded?

The Sew Alongs & Skills Builder Tutorials are recorded for you to watch at any time. The Q&As are live on Zoom, but they are recorded and added to the Love & Stitches Club for you to watch at any time.

Is there a time limit on Sew Alongs? Are the Sew Alongs removed?

There is no time limit on the Sew Alongs and as long as you are a member you will have access to past and present Sew Alongs.

Can I make suggestions for a future Sew Along project?

Yes you can. Just email me at alison@bagladybird.com to let me know your suggestions.

How do I cancel? Am I tied into a contract?

Your membership runs on a month-by-month basis, payable in advance. You can cancel at any time. When you cancel you will no longer have access to any of the content on the Love & Stitches Club and you will be removed from the Facebook Group at the beginning of the next calendar month.

What date do you take payment?

Your payment will be taken the same date every month. For example, if you sign up on the 4th of the month then your payment will be taken on the 4th of each month.

What payment methods do you accept?

You can pay by credit or debit card. All payments are securely managed through the payment processor Stripe.

Can I pay by Paypal?

No. You can only pay by credit or debit card.

I can’t make the Q&A, can I ask questions?

You can ask questions at any time in the Facebook group or you can send me any questions by email to alison@bagladybird.com and I will answer them in the next Q&A, the recording will be available the morning after the Q&A.

Do I have to be in the UK to join?

No, I welcome members from anywhere in the world.

Is it suitable for beginners?

There are definitely some beginner friendly projects and there are more advanced ones too. There are skills builder tutorials that cover some of the basics too. You are encouraged to ask any questions in the Q&A’s or in the Facebook group. There are no stupid questions – everyone has to start somewhere and everyone is here to learn. The more experienced members will often give advice too.

I’ve been sewing for a while, is this for me?

Members who have been sewing and making clothes for years have said that they are always learning new things and different techniques that they hadn’t thought of using. You can get stuck in a bit of a rut when you sew alone and don’t push yourself out of your comfort zone. That’s what the Love & Stitches Club is here for: to help you to become a fabulous and confident clothes maker.

I’m plus size, do you do Sew Alongs that cater for larger sizes?

I always try to choose Sew Along Projects from independent pattern designers that have an inclusive size range. Where this is not the case I will endeavour to suggest similar alternative patterns which will cover many of the same techniques.

Do I have to join the Q&As with video?

You don’t have to join with video, you can keep your camera off if you prefer. Of course, it’s lovely to see your face, but I understand that not everyone is comfortable to do so. The Q&As are recorded and shared within the Love & stitches Club. But don’t worry only other paying members can watch them.

I’ve seen you say that the price will be increasing. If I sign up now, will my monthly payment go up?

No. The price you pay now will be the price you pay as long as you stay a current member. If you cancel your membership, but later want to re-join, you will pay the advertised price at that time.

Do you cover menswear or childrenswear?

No, the focus is on womenswear. However, the skills are transferable and some of the projects have men’s or kids versions (e.g. the Pattydoo Hoodie).

If you’re looking for in person lessons, you can find out more here.