Meet the Team


Hi, I’m Sophia. I’m the proprietor and creator of Jessalli. Sewing is my life and I literally don’t do anything else (bar the odd dabble in knitting and crochet now and again)! I’m hugely passionate about it and love what I do. 

I’m a full time sewing tutor, textile artist and project writer. I love teaching people how to sew and nothing fills me with joy more than sewists learning a new skill and enjoying their new hobby. 

I write for publications such as Crafts Beautiful Magazine and the Hobbycraft Ideas Hub. I love creating new things and writing tutorials for you all to have a go yourself. It’s so much fun for me to be really creative. You can see a few examples HERE.

Textile art is my relaxation, I specialise in Free Motion Embroidery. I still make a lot of Handmade Personalised items, but portraits and huge installations are my passion. Shop my personalised gifts HERE

I hope you get the chance to visit our Sewing School soon, it is one of my proudest achievements. Full of colour, creativity and inspiration. It’s a wonderful space to work in. Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to work with me on your project. 


Allison is my lovely mother. She has many years sewing experience. Mum encourages and supports me in all my ideas and helps towards the design and structure of new products as well as class preparation in the sewing school. She loves Dorset just as much as me. Her specialist sewing genre is appliqué! And if you don’t already know, the company is named after her and her bestie Jess!


Kay is my Mother-in-law and keeps all my books and accounts in check, mainly due to the fact I absolutely HATE maths! She also helps in the shop, behind the counter and preparation in between classes. 

Since working at Sew Jessalli she's been quilting, dressmaking, knitting and crocheting. There's no stopping her!


Jess isn’t a sewer, she’s an inspiration and a close friend of the family. Jess helps us to create the things we do, and her house is a gallery of everything Jessalli- even the embarrassing first products we used to make!