I'm Sefe Hanson

and I founded and operate
The New Sewing School as an self-run black-owned business since June 2020 in the heat of the COVID-19 pandemic.


I graduated from the Manchester Fashion Institute in 2019 with a BA (Hons) Fashion Design & Technology. However, I first started sewing from the age of 10 and have since been a fanatic in creating clothes as an amazing creative outlet. 

I began to share my knowledge of sewing as a private tutor to pre-university students in 2015. I believed a head start by understanding the core aspects to garment construction and pattern-cutting was an essential tool to help them focus on honing their creative potential during their degree.

Throughout the years I have specialised in merging tailoring and draping, combining the two to create my branded collection, HUMANWEAR.


I fell in love with the act of sharing and continued to tutor to people of all ages and experiences in my hometown, Manchester.

Once moving to the Netherlands, I took over from Seungha's Sewing School with the shared idea of bringing people together from all walks of life to learn a creative craft in a welcoming community environment.

Helping others gain confidence in their own skills is my goal. Classes end with student's feeling free to start their own projects and ideas, and to push their own boundaries!

I love to mix a little bit of technical details with background context into the function of clothing to help students know not just the what and how, but also the why when it comes to sewing.

From formal cultural wear to childrenswear, I aim to forward all the insight I have gathered and practised extensively in a clear and easy way to follow for everyone.
I'll be running draping courses and various workshops!