LEARN TO SEW KNICKERS WITH CHARLOTTE NEWLAND - Various Dates Available has a rating of stars based on reviews.


In this fun class, you'll learn to make a pair of cute and comfy knickers using stretch knit fabric and fold over elastic.

Knickers are an awesome way to bust your stash of knit fabric scraps. You may never buy knickers from a shop again! Plus pick up tips on sewing with knits and using fold over elastic that you can apply to other projects.

You will need: 

  • 0.5 metres of cotton/spandex blend stretch jersey knit fabric (this will be enough for several pairs, but we will only make one in class)
  • 2.5m fold over elastic
  • Matching polyester thread
  • the pattern (this is a free pdf pattern - we can explain how to obtain the pattern once you are booked onto the workshop)
  • Stretch sewing needle
  • Sewing machine that can sew zigzag stitches.

We'll send you further info on the measurements before the workshop.  If you need help choosing your fabric & haberdashery, we are happy to help. Email us at hello@theavidseamstress once you have booked on the workshop.

About The Pattern - Acacia Underwear

We use the Acacia underwear pattern by Megan Nielsen in this class. 

Low rise bikini cut underwear. Pattern features gusset with fully enclosed seams, comfortable fit and ample coverage.

Sizing: 0-20 & 14-30 (see image for sizing)

Sewing machines:

If you have a sewing machine, please bring it to this workshop.

If you are bringing your own sewing machine, please email hello@theavidseamstress.co.uk after booking so that we can confirm your machine is suitable. If you bring your own machine, please bring an empty bobbin for the machine and all the parts that came with the machine. Don’t forget the foot pedal and cords.

We do have a few machines that can be used if you don't have a machine but they must be pre-booked.

Class size:

The class size for this workshop will be a maximum of 6. 

Please note that we need a minimum of 4 for this workshop to go ahead.


This is a three hour workshop. Dates are available in the dropdown menu.

Teacher Bio: 

charlotte newland

Charlotte Newland is an accomplished dressmaker, quilter and all-round crafter. She is the winner of the Great British Sewing Bee 2016 and her quilts have received awards at QuiltCon and the Blogger's Quilt Festival. She lives in London with her husband, kids, dog, cat and sewing machines. Charlotte can be found online at charlottenewland.com


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 hello@theavidseamstress.co.uk


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