Business Opportunities for women

Business Opportunities for Women

Do you run your own business? Have you ever wanted to run your own business? Here is a wonderful opportunity for you to show off and run your business in shop premises and from only £50 per week. It can be difficult for women to run their own business, particularly if they have children. What is so great about this business venture is you can choose to work all week or as few days as you like. You will only be committed to being in the shop one day per week. All spaces are run on a monthly contract so again no long term commitment.

The businesses we are looking for would need to compliment each other. We currently run a specialist bridal wear alterations service and regularly have brides coming to the premises, often bringing with them their bridesmaids, mothers and mother in law. Most of the brides and their groups are looking for people to do their nails, spray tans, waxing, jewellery. Your products should be suitable for women as well as for brides. If you have a business that offers any of these services then many of your customers are already walking through the shop.

We will of course promote all business through out websites.

If you are interested and would like to know more please email or telephone             079200 31744

Tiara making and jewellery making courses in Birmingham

Debbie Lewis is a qualified jewellery maker and has had her own business selling beautiful bridal tiaras and jewellery made with Swarovski Crystals.   She has been teaching jewellery making for the past 7 years at various adult education centres.

Debbie is now joining the Birmingham School of Sewing to teach a variety of sewing crafts and jewellery making.

Tiara Making Workshop for Beginners

Are you planning a wedding and want to make your Bridal Tiara and Tiaras for your bridesmaids, or are you planning your school prom attire.  Maybe you are thinking about setting up your own bridal business.  Whatever the reason, this is the workshop to attend.  By the end of the workshop you will have made your very first tiara to take away with you, to use for a special occasion or simply as a reference to make more tiaras in the future.

Next workshop:

Place: Birmingham School of Sewing  Tel: 079200 31744

Time: 10.30-1.30pm       Cost: £65 (all materials included)

Fashion Statement Ring

Everybody’s wearing them

Join Debbie  for a cup of tea or coffee and learn to make a fashionable beaded ring in only 2 hours using beautiful crystal beads.  Make it tonight – wear it tomorrow or give it to someone as a special gift..  You will leave this workshop with a stunning ring that you have made yourself.

For further information or to book on a course please:


or telephone 079200 31744

Textile Design Embroidery

Nahida Mahmood (BA (Hons) Textile Design Embroidery


Nahida launched a striking collection of embellished fashion fabrics at New Designers 2011.

Her women’s eveningwear collection has been inspired by the patterns found within Islamic architecture, and explores how over time the patterns erode and merge to give unique textures and qualities.

The collection is destined for catwalks and red carpet events.

Nahida Mahmood (BA (Hons) Textile Design Embroidery


Debbie Lewis – Jewellery tutor

Jewellery Courses and Workshops with Debbie Lewis



Everybody’s wearing them

Join us for a cup of tea or coffee and learn to make a fashionable beaded ring in only 2 hours using beautiful crystal beads.  Make it tonight – wear it tomorrow or give it to someone as a special gift..  You will leave this workshop with a stunning ring that you have made yourself. (No sewing on this workshop)

Date: Sunday 27th May  2012    Time: 12.30-2.30pm      Cost: £29  (all materials included)

Book this course


Sew Seasonal

Sew Seasonal

“The idea behind Sew Seasonal is to sell items that are fashionable for each season using inspiration from the seasons trends to create my handmade pieces.
I  make handmade decorations & accessories, personalised items, handmade jewellery, bridal accessories and wedding related items”

If you would like any additional information please contact:

Carolyn Skinner
Email –
Mobile – 07943733698

Birmingham School of Sewing

Birmingham School of Sewing offers a variety of workshops and short courses to transform your sewing ability from a sewing novice to a sewing expert. If you have thought about using your sewing ability to start your own business, would like to refresh your skills or even take your hobby to the next level – we can help you on your way. We offer one day courses, short courses or evening workshops from beginners to advanced, in dressmaking, corsetry, pattern drafting, cushions, curtain making and crafts.

Our monthly networking event ‘Women Working with Women” encourages businesswomen to build relationships with other self-employed women, to inspire, encourage and create mutually beneficial business opportunities. Meetings are held at Birmingham School of Sewing, 960 Bristol Road South, Northfield, Birmingham B31 2PE (last Wednesday of every month except December).

Not Just Open for Business – but for anyone who is passionate about sewing, our
Sewing Café is open Sundays from 12-3pm. No need to book, just pop in with your sewing project and enjoy sewing in the company of like-minded enthusiasts.

Why not get the family involved? We now run Sewing for School Children – after school clubs, school holiday workshops and Sewing Parties for Children.

Birmingham School of Sewing
960 Bristol Road South
B31 2PE

Tel: 079200 31744