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before you stitch

Hello… a little introduction to me. My name is Katie and I live in the little town called Mirfield within West Yorkshire. I have a BA Honers Degree from Leeds art University in Fashion Design. Went on to work as a Military Tailor up until my first child made me a mummy. I now currently work as a technician at Bradford college which has nurtured my love for helping students with their sewing and pattern cutting problems. Which is what has pushed me to venture out to see if this is something people want to learn or simply use me to improve their skills. If this is something you are interested please feel free to message me and say hello.

katie davis - before you stitch

What we can offer!

We specialise in these 3 main areas Workshops, Digital Patterns and Custom Alterations.

Please find the links below to find out more about our current Workshops and Custom Alterations!



I have just finished running a 5 day Pattern Making Workshop spread over 5 weeks. That took took us through the process to adapting block patterns in your size to your design. I look to bring more exciting similar workshops out soon!

Alongside this I will be soon running more basic sewing workshops to build your techniques from drafting and sewing in shirt collars to inserting concealed zips.

Or if you just want something casual I will be starting a Sewing Social from 6th January 2023 at Royds Mill Community Hub, Mirfield.

Keep your eyes peeled for more upcoming workshops through the button below!

Custom Alterations

Wear your outfits with confidence. Who can deny the allure and appeal of someone well dressed in perfect fit confidence. My Custom Alterations services are just what you need to show the world the essence of your personal style. From smart suits and gowns to everyday clothes. And simply from replacing a zip in your favourite trousers to giving your garments that extra flare!

Georgia Walsh

“It felt amazing to walk away with something I know will fit me! You are good teacher… super personable and knowledgable."

Get in Touch

Contact Before You Stitch today to find out about our fantastic workshop or simply anything else!

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