ABOUT THE BUSINESS
Hi my name is Emily and I own the Emi B Designs sewing school here in Barnsley. And at the moment I teach all the classes too.
As some of you may know Emi B Designs started at a Business where I made a variety of items such as bags, homewares and accessories and then sold them at craft fairs and markets after studying Fashion and Clothing at college where I learnt dressmaking, pattern cutting and other fashion related subjects.
in 2016 I taught my first sewing classes and from then did it as a part time thing in different shops until the beginning of 2018 I decided to go at it full time.
In May 2018 i changed the direction of my Business to sewing kits and sewing patterns all written by me and I took part in Barnsley Youth Market which I went on and won. I was then able to go to the national competition in Stratford Upon Avon at the end of August where I won a highly commended award. I was and still am over the moon.
I had such great feedback from judges at both competitions and my business began to grow I was being asked for classes in Barnsley. This is when the sewing school was born. In October 2018 I opened the doors to a creative sewing place. I run classes for everyone and they have been a great success and continue to grow.
We have now moved to a bigger premises! We have a bigger sewing studio, a second classroom space for craft classes, a makers lounge and a fabric shop! We hope you can visit us.
Chesham House, Chesham Road, Barnsley, S70 2NT