The Tunic Sewing Pattern Arriving Soon!

The Avid Seamstress Workshops

One of the things we love about sewing is that there’s always something new to learn. Whether you’re a seasoned sewist ready to take that next step, or you want to dust off your machine and have a reminder of the basics, we’ve got you covered. 

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We are delighted to open the doors to our gorgeous NEW studio. Set in a redeveloped farm building in the beautiful Dorset countryside, we are located in Witchampton, just 3 miles north of the attractive market town of Wimborne Minster.

Our beautiful studio features large tables, numerous sewing machines and all the equipment needed for workshops. 

  • Free on-site parking
  • Clean bathroom (shared with other studios in the building)
  • Private kitchen space
  • Fridge and microwave
  • Tea and coffee provided
  • Farm shop downstairs
  • Please note the studio is on the first floor. There is no lift, which unfortunately means it is not wheelchair accessible. There are not many stairs so we can help carry machines if you bring your own. 

We offer Social Sewing Saturdays where you can bring your project and sew with us, one-to-one lessons, learn to use a sewing machine and many garment making workshops. You can learn with our expert teachers including Charlotte Newland who will teach you how to make your own pair of jeans.

View how to find us here, our workshops by calendar month here plus the full workshop list here. 

We also offer a payment plan for our workshops - details can be found here.

We hope to see you at one of our wonderful workshops. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch via or 07983413929 - Lisa.



Sewing Pattern Product Options

Printed Sewing Pattern

Encased in a beautiful re-closable envelope, you'll receive one copy of the sewing pattern sheet for your selected pattern printed on high quality 60gsm sewing pattern paper, a photographed step-by-step a5 instruction book, a guide to taking accurate measurements and a checklist card.

Printed Sewing Pattern with additional pattern sheet

The same as the printed sewing pattern option plus an additional sewing pattern sheet. The second pattern sheet copy is perfect for those that don't want to trace or if you are making it in another size.

Digital PDF Pattern

After purchase, you'll instantly receive the digital files which contains:

This is a digital product. You will need to download the files and then print them at home or at a copy shop. The digital instruction book is perfect for working through on your mobile or tablet screen.

The files will be emailed to the email used to purchase the product.

Digital PDF Pattern Plus A0 Pattern Sheet

With this option you'll receive the digitals files via email and will also receive the A0 pattern sheet in the post. 

Please note that when you select this option you will only receive the digital files via email when we fulfil the order. 

You will need Adobe Reader to open the PDF files -

View our helpful guide on digital patterns and how to put them together and FAQ's -

All of our products are in English