MAKE YOUR OWN BLAZER IN ONE WEEKEND - Sat 27 & Sun 28 February has a rating of 5.0 stars based on 10 reviews.


By now you would have seen our brand spanking new pattern, The Blazer. We’ve had the most amazing feedback so far as well as lots of requests for an online tutorial.

Well, we’ve decided to go one step further and launch a dedicated weekend workshop. 

During one weekend you’ll create your own blazer under the guidance of our founder and designer, Lisa Falconer. And, before you question how you’ll make a blazer in one weekend, let us tell you that the difference with our workshop is our range of sample toiles you’ll get to try on to find your perfect size and fit. This means you won’t waste time making the wrong size because we’ll be able to spot some minor pattern tweaks before you start cutting! Not only will you walk away with a completely wearable blazer you’ll also enjoy a whole weekend of learning amazing new skills. 

There is a maximum of 4 students in this workshop so you'll enjoy lots of time to make the blazer in an unrushed and easy pace. 

This workshop includes your own printed copy of The Blazer sewing pattern. 

What you'll learn:
Believing strongly in the importance of preparation, Lisa will teach you sewing skills that can use in all your future sewing projects, such as:

  • how to make adjustments to the pattern to fit your measurements
  • how to lay a pattern correctly
  • a great pinning method
  • applying interfacing including the garment industry’s method of ‘block fusing’
  • the importance of cutting correctly and cutting skills
  • seam allowances and how to use your sewing machine for accuracy
  • creating beautiful darts
  • perfect set-in panelled sleeves
  • constructing and sewing a blazer collar
  • creating a fully lined garment

Lisa will teach you how to fully cut and construct The Blazer showing you lots of tips and skills that you can easily use in all your sewing projects.

This workshop has been spread over two days to maximise the amount of invaluable sewing experience and skills that you can learn, and to ensure that you can really enjoy putting this garment together without feeling pressured.

DAY 1:
We’ll spend the first day assessing the toiles and cutting out our patterns.  You’ll also learn how to prepare your fabric and sewing machines as well as familiarising yourself with the steps in the instruction booklet. We’ll finish the day by starting the garment and completing the first few steps of making The Blazer.

DAY 2:
We continue our sewing and complete the garment. During the day, Lisa will demonstrate different steps of making The Blazer so that you fully understand how to sew each step and can take notes for future reference.  

About The Blazer:
Ready for any occasion, The Blazer is an indispensable garment that you can wear to work, on the school run, paired with jeans for a busy weekend or around your shoulders for a chic night out. What‘s more, The Blazer sewing pattern can be made from a variety of fabrics meaning it‘s perfect for year-round sewing.

With a stylish relaxed fit, The Blazer features shoulder darts, front pockets, panelled sleeves and is fully lined. It‘s a great introduction to tailoring and is aimed at intermediate seamstresses. You‘ll learn key skills such as constructing and sewing a blazer collar, setting in panelled sleeves and putting together a fully lined garment.

Pattern sizes: UK 6 - UK 22

Skill level: Intermediate 

What you'll need to bring:
Fabric, Lining, Interfacing & Thread.
We will assist you in choosing your fabric prior to the workshop and will have interfacing should you wish to purchase on the day.


  • Lightweight wool
  • Corduroy
  • Crepe
  • Cotton
  • Rayon
  • Linen
  • Please avoid using velvet for this workshop.

Class size:
The class size for this workshop will be a maximum of 4. Each person will have their own space to work from and will be provided with a kit (paper & fabric scissors, pencil and measuring tape) to use in the workshop.

Sewing machines are available but we suggest that, if possible, you bring your own sewing machine to this workshop. No overlockers are needed to make this garment.

Workshop timings:
Each day will begin at 10am and finish at 5.30pm. We'll have breaks in between.

Should you be traveling far and need suggestions for local hotels, please contact us for suggestions.  


lisa falconer
Our founder, Lisa Falconer, has been in love with sewing since childhood. Lisa loves to spend time in her studio, teaching the incredible art of sewing, sourcing new products and developing the next Avid Seamstress pattern. She loves to chat to our amazing customers about our sewing patterns and welcomes all feedback to help us improve our products.

Lisa teaches the Beginners workshop, The Drop Sleeve Top workshop, The Blazer workshop plus the private sewing lessons whether in person or virtually.


The Avid Seamstress Studio. 20 Island Centre Way, Enfield, EN3 6GS. For directions and venue information please click here.


By booking on a workshop you are agreeing to our Workshop Policy, Covid Policy and T&Cs. 

If you have any questions please email


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