Welcome to Atelier Otubu!

I know, I know, it’s not the easiest of names to remember, but it perfectly sums up what this small studio in the heart of Peckham is about. You see, my name is Etemi Otubu, I have been sewing for myself all my adult life, and I am now ready to share the sewing love in all kinds of ways in this little atelier.

If you fell in love with a dress that’s way out of your price range, just knock on my door, chances are, I can make you a similar one.If you’d like to learn how to make it yourself, even better, I’ll teach you how to do it. When I am not sewing for others, or teaching you lovely people how to make gorgeous clothes that fit you like a glove, I will be creating clothes by giving new life to some already beautiful garments (watch this space!).

Why not start 2019 with a fun AND useful resolution: learn to sew! Check out the upcoming classes below.

12th January 2019

Introductuion To Sewing, a class for complete beginners. Find out more…

19th January 2019

Introductuion To Sewing, a class for complete beginners. Find out more…

26th January 2019

Introductuion To Sewing, a class for complete beginners. Find out more…

Hey, I’m Etemi,

I was born in Budapest and I moved to London in my early twenties. I bought my first sewing machine as a Christmas present to myself, and once I learned how to make a cushion cover there was no going back.

The first garment I ever made was a fully lined backless dress, which looked perfectly fine, but I am still amazed how it did not fall apart while wearing it… Since then, in the past 10 years, I have taken several dressmaking and pattern cutting classes, and I have been sharing my makes on my blog, The Secret Costumier, in the last 5 years.

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Levels -1 to 6
Peckham Town Centre Carpark
95A Rye Lane
London
SE15 4ST