Sew Essentials Returns for 2019 – Learn key concepts of sewing

The successful Sew Essentials series is to return to IDC in early 2019. Taught by BBC Sewing Bee contestant Jenniffer Taylor, Sew Essentials teaches key concepts of sewing. Classes are organised around an aspect of sewing, such as making button-holes, sewing various types of seams, constructing collars and cuffs, etc. Sew Essentials starts 12th January 2019.

Sew Essentials covers the following sewing skills. Price – £48


To find out more contact IDC on 01527 584840 or email brenda@inkberrowdesigncentre.co.uk


Jenniffer Taylor is a self-taught seamstress who jumped in at the deep end and decided her first garment should be her wedding dress. As a result of this, her husband secretly entered Jenniffer into the BBC’s Great British Sewing Bee where Jenniffer quickly impressed the judges.  Jenniffer made it to episode 5 only to be taken down by a pair of velvet trousers. Happens to us all.

To see Jenniffer Taylor’s YouTube channel, click here


Sew Essential’s classes start at 10:30am and end approximately 3:00pm. Sew Essentials is held at IDC.

IDC, otherwise known as the Inkberrow Design Centre, is an award-winning private craft and sewing college, located in Redditch. IDC is one of a handful of centres accredited to teach City & Guilds outside London and offers competitive pricing of City & Guilds courses. IDC works in collaboration with Leicester College to deliver outstanding practical sewing and fashion skills, all accredited and supported by City & Guilds.

IDC is located at Cedar House (formerly the Old Needle Works), Britten Street, Redditch, B97 6HD. IDC is a 2 minute walk from Redditch train station and is easily accessible by motorway, being 10 minutes away from Junction 2 of the M42.