We are a specialist clothing alterations shop
in Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire.

Our Services


Wedding dress and accessory fittings and alterations.

Tailoring specialist

Recutting specialists of suits for both ladies and gentlemen.

Alterations & Repairs

General clothing alterations and repairs, no job too small.

Service with
a Smile

Every customer is as important as the next, we’ll Make It Sew...

Find out where it all began and how Abi became the incredibly talented seamstress she is today...

Give us a call today to book an appointment or pop in with your
sewing job and we can take a look!

Abi's Story...

Abi’s interest in sewing began at an early age when she used to watch her grandmother make curtains.  Before long, she was trying her hand at projects of her own and developing her skills in a variety of crafts. At school, she pursued this interest by studying art and textiles, then later took this further at college and university, achieving an Upper Second BA (Hons) in Fashion Design with Foundation at the University of Salford.  

 Abi graduated in 2010 and set about gaining experience in a range of settings to add to her CV.  She spent time with First Family Entertainment in Nottingham, enjoying the opportunity to create and repair costumes and millenary for the company.  This was followed by placements with the Birmingham Royal Ballet and Nottingham Community Wardrobe. Finally, Abi secured a rewarding placement with Gill Cockwell of GillyWoo Couture who appeared on BBC’s Turn Back Time: The Highstreet, focusing on bridalwear and corsetry pieces.

After spending a year undertaking various internships and carrying out work for private clients, she finally got her break with TailorMade in Harborne. Abi soaked up everything she could learn about clothing alterations and built upon her knowledge of machines and equipment.

Eager for a new challenge, Abi moved to Salisbury, joining Knight’s Tailoring.  Over the course of two years, she accumulated a wealth of experience in military tailoring, learning the value of precision and working to tight deadlines.  She ultimately was entrusted with acting as troubleshooter for the company’s six shops, and single-handedly ran the Boscombe Down branch.

Abi later gained a high level of knowledge and experience working in a managerial role at A-Z Wedding Services, where she handled the day-to-day running of a busy alterations workshop, Sewn For You Ltd. Here she gained a great deal of experience in the field of bridal alterations.

Motivated by a desire for more independence, Abi opened Make It Sew in Henley-in-Arden in 2015.  She has since not looked back, and has thrived as a confident and accomplished businesswoman, undertaking a wide-array of sewing challenges and consolidating her reputation as a high-class bridal seamstress.