Slattery opened Sewability Sewing School in December 1997. It
was one of the first sewing schools in the country.
Sue had been teaching City and Guilds Fashion and Design in East
Birmingham and Solihull Colleges and realised that they were restricted
to exam syllabuses, where her pupils really wanted to do their
own choice. After working for Janome Sewing Machines she also
realised that most people did not know how to get the best results
from their sewing machines and overlockers. Sewability was just
a dream then.
Following a business dreams competition, in which Sue came second,
she was helped to bring her dreams into fruition.
Sewability today is just as Sues dream pictured it, lots
of like minded ladies coming together to make beautiful clothes
in the perfect environment.
Sues high standards have not put ladies off, as she discovered,
but they are welcomed. People want to make professional looking
garments that do not look homemade.