At Centre Front Studio you can learn how to sew and pattern cut from our tutors with experience within the fashion industry from design & development through to production.

We focus on teaching you the couture and industrial skills needed to achieve professional looking garments at home

The environment and teaching style at Centre Front Studio is informal and relaxed making it a great place to sew surrounded by like minded people.

Social Sewing

Our Team

Our names are Rory and Dan and between us we have nearly 40 years of experience working and teaching in the Fashion Industry.
We have worked in Higher and Further education as well as Community education.

Dan  (Danielle)
At university I specialised in menswear with options in print and knit.
I have worked in design rooms as a designer and pattern cutter, working with the far east to develop collections for both men and women specialising in alternative sectors such as steam punk, vintage and Eveningwear.
I have experience of visual merchandising working for well known high street brands

Education: BA Hons in Fashion Design -Northumbria University
DT SCITT PGCE – 90 credits


I have worked in the clothing industry from 17 years old, as a machinist, pattern cutter and finally as a garment technologist.
I have worked in factories and buying offices for many high street companies and big brand names. My work took me all over the country and the world.

Education: PGCE Post compulsory Education and Training
BA Hons London College of Fashion –  taught by industry renowned Janet Ward and Martin Shoben.