The Leicester Seamstress
outside the City Rooms on Hotel Street, by James Walter Butler RA, represents a life-size seated eighteenth century hosiery worker sewing the seam of a stocking. The statue was commissioned by Leicester City Council's Planning Committee, along with Kevin Atherton's Conversation Piece
, as part of the Council's City Centre Action Programme. It was unveiled on 29 June 1990 by the then chair of the council's Planning Committee.
In 2007, as part of a major refurbishment of the pedestrianised section of Hotel Street, the statue of the seamstress was reinstalled on a new granite plinth, with new lighting to illuminate her face at night.