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About Reels of Cotton

My name is Gill Cottle and I live and work in Watlington, Oxfordshire. I have been sewing for as long as I can remember, I used to hand sew dolls clothes in school break times, (I still have these in my loft!).

When my children were small I ran my own business making christening gowns and children’s clothing. I have taught sewing and curtain making in Adult Education in Watlington and Oxfordshire villages. I have made curtains and blinds and altered clothing. I love it, it is my passion, I am at my most happiest with a needle in my hand, or at the sewing machine.

I love to experiment with machine embroidery, using colour, texture and fabrics. Being out in the countryside inspires me. The shapes, contrasts and natural colours inspire me!

Reels of Cotton Offer

  • Sewing Classes in Watlington, Oxfordshire
  • Sewing
  • Alterations & Mending
  • Handmade Bespoke Nightwear

Silk Dressing Gown

Samples of my work

Hem detail from heirloom Christening gown

Cotton night dress neck detail

Gillet Collar detail

Jacket alteration for client – jacket shortened by several inches

I love to pass on my knowledge, so do get in touch if you are looking for Sewing Classes in Oxfordshire or Alterations etc. Many thanks for visiting my website.