top of page


Sew Ready is an award winning social enterprise bridging the current skills gap in garment making by educating young children and adults in sewing skills, so they are ‘job-ready’ for the re-shore of production back to the UK & NI. We are passionate about restoring these fundamental life skills so that it is not lost in our generation.  

We are passionate about our environment and believe that by equipping people with the skills and knowledge of how to make their own clothes we can create awareness and affect environmental change through conscious shopping habits. Our sewing workshops are a step in the right direction, learning how to up-cycle, repurpose and repair clothes and textiles. We take our workshops to where there is a need in the area and bring all the materials and machines to each session.​

Sew Ready CIC is set up as a Community Interest Company. We are a not-for-profit re-investing back into our local community to ensure that sewing skills are reignited in the local schools and council areas.  
Sew Ready provides sewing classes and creative textile art workshops. It’s run by lifelong sewist and degree-trained pattern maker/designer, Sarah Hoppe. "I have a passion for all types of sewing and textile art with over 15 years sewing experience and over 10 years in fashion consultancy roles. I am a UKFT member and part of the steering group championing the return of sewing skills and production back to Northern Ireland".  

Hey there, I'm Sarah!

I’m one of the few fashion designers who wants to teach you exactly how to bring your design ideas to life in the easiest and most effective way. Sometimes I still can't believe that I've turned my dreams into my day to day reality. I wanted to spread the joy that fashion and creativity gave me, so I created Sew Ready, which encompasses everything I learnt at fashion school, in my internships and in my own brand. Come and learn the ins and outs of garment construction, pattern cutting and being a fashion designer.

My Qualifications:

HND Level 5 Fashion & Design - Belfast Metropolitan College
BSc (Hons) Fashion Production & Business - Belfast Metropolitan College
Tailoring & Pattern Making - UAL: London College of Fashion 
Micro-credential Certificate - Teacher Development: Embedding Mental Health in the Curriculum 

Sarah Hoppe

Where is Sew Ready?

60 Chapel Hill, Lisburn 
BT28 1BW

bottom of page