Contact Us

7 College Street, Cathedral Square, Worcester,


 01905 24940  



Opening Times

  Monday CLOSED
Tuesday 9.30 – 5.30
Wednesday 9.30 – 5.30
Thursday 9.30 – 5.30
Friday 9.30 – 5.30
Saturday 9.30 – 5.30


We are located in College Street, opposite Worcester Cathedral in a row of shops between Ye Olde Talbot Hotel and Knight Frank Estate Agents.

From M5 Junction 7 follow the A44, to City Centre and Cathedral. Turn RIGHT at the turning point in front of the Cathedral. You will see an NCP multi-storey car park entrance opposite.

To drop off or collect your machine 

(Drop off/collection point ONLY – No parking)

Turn first LEFT into Friar Street at the VUE Cinema. Continue along Friar Street for about 100 yards. Turn SHARP LEFT immediately after Ye Olde Talbot Hotel ignoring the yellow road markings that point outwards.
This is the Cathedral Square Service area located underneath the multi-storey car park adjacent to its exit point. There is a security gate across the entranceway and an intercom on the right-hand side. Use the arrows to dial security and tell them you are dropping off with us.
Our Creative Hands 2 sign is above the turquoise back door Number 7. Ring the doorbell and a member of staff will be with you as quickly as possible to help you with your machine. The member of staff may take a few minutes during busy periods

About Us

Our Family-Run Business was established in 1970 by Dave Shortman.  

2010 marked our 40th Anniversary.

You will be assured of a warm welcome and friendly service at our family-run business in the heart of Worcester. We supply a wide range of machines from a variety of manufacturers, including Husqvarna Viking, Pfaff, Brother and Janome. 

If you are new to sewing or returning to it after some time, you will find a new generation of sewing machines that allow you to explore and enjoy sewing as never before. Anyone not familiar with what some of these machines can do will be amazed!

Our expertise and product knowledge is second to none, so you will receive all the help you need to choose the machine that’s right for you without any pressure.

But we are so much more than just a shop that sells sewing machines. We stock a huge range of crafting supplies, haberdashery, embroidery, patchwork, quilting and sewing products. We have a selection of over 1000 fabrics to choose from. We hold a good selection of machine feet and accessories that can extend the capabilities of your machine and new products are being introduced all the time.

On top of that, we run a range of courses and workshops. We specialise in Patchwork and quilting classes. We have a number of tutors and a range of projects.

The cornerstones of our business continue to be product knowledge, sewing expertise, value for money and a friendly welcome for customers.

We look forward to seeing you soon…