Freelance Instructor    Job Vacancy


Position: Sewing Instructor with specialism in knits, lingerie, swimwear and sportswear

Hours: Flexible hours, evenings and weekends. Our classes are generally between 6.30/7pm - 9/9.30pm evenings, and Weekends 10am - 5pm.

Salary: TBD

Start Date: TBD

Contract: Freelance

Location: The Stitchery, 24 Sandyford Place, Glasgow, G3 7NG

// ABOUT US //

The Stitchery is the home of creative sewing classes in Glasgow’s West End. Practical courses and workshops taught by respected designers and artists. A place to make, to learn and to relax.

We offer a variety of sewing courses for beginners, intermediate and advanced sewers. Our regular courses cover a variety of subjects, including the basics of sewing, making clothes,  and quilting. From month to month we also host a range of weekend and evening workshops on other sewing related topics.




  • Experience in sewing clothes, with particular emphasis on sewing with knit fabrics and making undergarments, performance wear and swimwear.
  • In-depth understanding of garment construction and clothes making techniques.
  • Working knowledge of domestic sewing machines and overlockers.
  • A passion for sewing and making clothes.
  • An ability to communicate well and engage with different people.
  • Ability to deliver a well-planned and time efficient class.
  • A friendly, confident personality.
  • Ability to organize and explain materials in ways appropriate to students with different abilities, levels of preparation, and cultural experiences.
  • Confidence in talking in front of a group, engaging attention and conveying knowledge in a clear and patient manner.
  • Excellent organisational skills. Punctual and efficient.
  • Representing The Stitchery by being professional and polite at all times.
  • Deliver a class experience that ensures students enjoy their time at The Stitchery and brings them back for more.


We are seeking a highly motivated freelance sewing instructor to deliver courses and workshops on the following techniques at The Stitchery:

  • Making undergarments
  • Sports / performance wear
  • Swimwear
  • Sewing with knit fabrics

The ideal candidate will have solid experience in garment construction, especially in the techniques listed above. They will have a passion for sewing and a desire to pass on that enthusiasm to our students. They will be an organised and efficient team-player, an extremely effective communicator, with strong people skills.

We are looking for a creative individual who is able to contribute to the success of the The Stitchery by developing top quality course content and teaching it to a high standard.

Candidates should be self-starters, able to work with initiative and contribute creatively.

The main responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Devising an underwear / lingerie sewing course. Preparing samples, compiling course materials and creating a lesson plan.
  • Devising possible weekend or one day workshops on sewing with knit fabrics, with emphasis on underwear / performance wear / swimwear.
  • Teaching courses and workshops to beginner and intermediate level students. Instruction and demonstration of techniques.
  • Welcoming students to The Stitchery and representing the business by being professional, friendly, tactful, approachable and patient.


  • Teaching experience or qualifications.
  • Commercial sewing experience.
  • Knowledge of pattern cutting and pattern drafting.
  • Experience sewing up garments from independent pattern companies.


Please email with the following attachments (Word or PDF):

1) A covering letter (2 pages max) describing:

  • How you meet the essential requirements and any desirable extras of the post, with specific examples from your experience where relevant.

  • Why you would love the job.

2) Your CV outlining relevant skills and experience.