Claire-Louise Hardie is a seasoned Professional Costumer with an impressive CV and over 20 years experience working around the globe in all aspects of the exciting world of Costume for stage and screen.
From sewing on buttons backstage to teaching sewing: Dressing early morning newscasters: Shortening hot-pants for celebrity workout DVDs, there’s not much sewing Claire-Louise hasn’t done across her rich and varied career
She was the original Sewing Producer ( Mastermind) for The Great British Sewing Bee, and is thrilled that her contribution to the show across the first 4 series has helped to inspire millions of viewers! She's a magazine columnist and has been teaching beginners to sew in London as The Thrifty Stitcher for over 10 years. Her debut book, The Great British Sewing Bee-Fashion with Fabric was voted the best UK sewing book in 2015.
Claire-Louise recently gained a Masters Degree in Pattern and Garment Technology from London College of Fashion