My love for fashion and design grew from when I first learnt to sew as a child learning from my own mother and aunts. I completed my first diploma in clothing production at college and was named the winner of the Rhea Awards for Fashion Excellence in 2000.
I then went on to teach students sewing and other fashion design elements at junior school level and college for a few years. Later I began specialising in making bespoke wedding gowns under my own label, “Claire Catherine Bridal and Couture” and after my beautiful daughter Elizabeth was born, I started “Eli-b Create & Sew by Claire Watson”. Soon after, I opened my fabric shop “Watsons Fabrics” to supply quality dressmaking fabrics and haberdashery to customers all over the UK.
I love creating designs and teaching others to do the same. The sewing classes that I run from my home studio in Byfleet are for beginners through to advanced level.
If you would like more information regarding classes then please see the Classes page.