Profile of Jane Parker

Jane Parker

Alphabetty Designs
South East

I seem to have always had a needle in my hand! My skills have been passed down the generations – we have always been a family of sewers.

My Nan learnt her craft at her Mother's knee and taught my Mum and in turn she has passed the love of sewing on to me. It was only when I had my little boy that I thought about starting a business after a friend commented on a t-shirt I had appliquéd for him after a long chat with my husband Alphabetty Designs was born. I am pleased to say that the brand has steadily grown over the past two years so that in December 2014 I decided that I needed my own space (my poor dining room had been my workroom for too long) so we built my room in the garden. Looking at the space I thought what about holding workshops in here? I teach a range of workshops from my cabin in the garden for beginners – intermediate sewers and I'm always adding in more workshops as well as my very popular 5 week dressmaking course.
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Contact me for: 
  • Dressmaking
  • Basic Sewing Workshops