About Romy's Sewing Rooms

Romy’s Sewing Rooms opened in May 2015, when owner Rosemary Murray decided to give up her full-time job and pursue her dream of teaching others to sew.

Rosemary is now running the increasingly popular haberdashery in Dumfries, as well as fulfilling demand for sewing classes and sharing her knowledge, skills and expertise with her customers.

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Shop, Sewing Room and Classes

Located on Irish Street in the small rural town of Dumfries in south west Scotland, Romy’s Sewing Rooms is an inviting haven for everyone interested in fabrics and sewing.

Where Are We?

  • A wide range of high quality fabrics, haberdashery supplies and sewing patterns from leading brands.
  • Sewing rooms and work stations for customers who wish to sew under the supervision of Romy and in the company of others.
  • Sewing classes for small groups of adults and young people.
  • Friendly and helpful advice and guidance about sewing supplies, tools and techniques.
  • An environment for supporting others and sharing knowledge and skills of sewing projects.
  • Gift vouchers for sewing supplies and classes.
store Open 10am - 5pm Tue - Sat

Buy Your Supplies in Romy's Shop

The well-stocked shop at ground level displays a fantastic range of quality fabrics from leading manufacturers including Lady McIroy, Fabric Freedom, Nutex, Viscount and Jane Makower as well as Berisfords ribbons, bows and trimmings.

With new stock arriving all the time it’s always worth popping in to find out what’s new and to start thinking about your next project (or to buy your favourite fabric to increase your stash!)

Do Your Sewing in Romy's Sewing Room

In the basement you’ll find a surprising light and airy purpose built sewing room with eight work stations set up with sewing machines and supplies for customers to use for their sewing projects or during sewing classes.

The tastefully decorated sewing room is bound to inspire anyone looking to enhance their sewing skills and express their creativity.

As well as the light, bright and creative environment and quality tools you need to get going you’ll also find Rosemary waiting to help you with your project, teach you new skills or just encourage you to keep going!

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Learn New Skills in Romy's Sewing Class

General sewing classes allow customers to bring along their own sewing project and benefit from either one-to-one or small group support and guidance from Romy as required.

Customers have access of a work station including a sewing machine during each class. These classes are ideal for anyone who is already working on a project and who is looking for support and occasional guidance and who are keen to benefit from the social interaction and engagement with others while they work on their project.

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Gift It, with Romy's Gift Vouchers and Experiences.

Not sure what to buy your friend or family member but you know they love sewing or would like to learn? Romy’s Sewing Rooms sell gift vouchers to spend in store on fabrics, patterns, storage and accessories and can also offer sewing kits and gift vouchers for sewing classes.

To order gift vouchers just pop into the shop.

Discounts and Loyalty Schemes

Romy’s students can enjoy a 10% discount on fabric and accessories purchased from Romy’s Sewing Rooms (excludes classes and patterns).

Simplicity and New Look pattern club. Customers buy 4 patterns and select a fifth pattern free see in store for details.

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Don't take our word for it, listen to our customers

  • "I popped into Romy’s Sewing Rooms for the first time last week. I was amazed. The owner was so helpful and expressed a genuine interest in her customers craft and sewing projects. Until I visited the shop, I didn’t know about the sewing room in the basement or the sewing classes so definitely worth a visit!"- Caroline, Dumfries -
  • "I have bought material and other items from Rosemary and the prices are excellent value for money. Rosemary is extremely helpful and very knowledgeable. I look forward to attending the sewing classes when I can."- Joan, Dumfries -
  • "I have visited the shop several times and have found Rosemary to be very polite and helpful and always willing to offer advice. I would recommend this shop for your sewing needs. I have also gone on a bus trip with Rosemary (which she organised for her customers) to the Knitting & Stitching Show at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh - this was a very good day out for anyone interested in visiting a wide variety of sewing and knitting exhibitions."- Jean, Dumfries -

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Romys Sewing Rooms is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Romys Sewing Rooms may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from August 2017.

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Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

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