Caroline Welch - Owner
Light lunch


Hello!  I’m Caroline Welch, founder and owner of Workshops at 51 and sewing is my passion!  At Workshops at 51 I offer a range of sewing workshops including beginner sewing skills, dressmaking and leather handbags and shoes.  I also offer 1:1 tuition (either for leather work or for dressmaking skills) and will do bespoke evening sessions or day workshops if you fancy getting a group together.

All the workshops are held in my studio next to my home, and depending on the length of the course will include lunch or tea and cake, all of which are lovingly prepared by my super Mum!  I aim to make every workshop as relaxed as possible – an opportunity to get away from your busy everyday lives and learn a new skill.

I also offer a couture dressmaking service, so if you would love to have clothes that fit you properly, for everyday or a special event, and don’t fancy learning how to do it yourself please feel free to get in touch via the form on the commissions page or give me a ring to have a chat.

Although offering workshops is a relatively new venture for me, I have been sewing for years, and love trying different things from dressmaking and developing my own patterns to reupholstering furniture.  You can follow my journey through an eclectic mix of sewing projects on my blog or in pictures by following me on Instagram @carolinewelch51