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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Every so often we all get stuck with our current sewing project. Regardless of how long you have been sewing or even if you can’t use a sewing machine at all, sometimes we all would appreciate that expert in the room to show us what to do.
Our 1-2-1 Workshops are designed to cater to what you need.
Your two-hour session will help you get to grips with what’s troubling you, support you in making amazing progress with your project, or the beginning of your journey in learning how to sew AND leave you with the confidence to continue on your own.
Once you have booked your session we will plan and tailor the time together to focus on the areas that you would like to develop.
Recent 1-2-1 workshops have included:
Day, evening and weekend times are available.
Adult and children’s lessons available.
Once your workshop is booked we will get in touch to confirm the date and time or this can be pre-agreed before booking.
Lessons take place at our gorgeous studio in Enfield, North London:
Satnav EN3 6GS
The nearest train station is Enfield Lock, 25 minutes from Liverpool Street.
Travel by bus from Enfield Lock station.
Taking the bus is an easy 8 minute journey, just 4 stops from Enfield Lock station.
On leaving the bus stop (labelled B) take the 121 towards Enfield Island Village. Disembark at the fourth stop; Canal Side Walk. Cross the bridge over the canal and come into the units – we are located in the courtyard at number 20.
Any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Lisa 07983 413 929
Every so often we all get stuck with our sewing project and would love to have someone to talk it through. However, with Covid restrictions, locations, or time zones it can be hard to get to an in-person lesson.
Our virtual private lessons are designed to cater to what you need. We'll connect via Zoom or Whatsapp Video to help you get to grips with your project.
Examples of what can be covered:
Day, evening and weekend times are available. Adult and children’s lessons available.
Each lesson is one hour.
If you are unsure of how long you need or whether we can help you, please email email@example.com and we can work together to find a solution.
Once your workshop is booked we will get in touch to confirm the date and time .
This class will introduce aspiring stitchers or those who need a refresher how to use a sewing machine.
In this comprehensive workshop, you'll get sewing machine-savvy and leave with a gorgeous sewn cushion, plus enough knowledge and confidence to start making your own projects at home.
A kit worth £15 will be provided in the workshop which includes the fabric, cushion pad & cushion pattern.
AM and PM dates are available. Please click the dropdown menu for available dates.
What will I learn?
Venue: Avid Seamstress Studio. 20 Island Centre Way, Enfield, EN3 6GS. For directions and venue information please click here.
Various sewing machines will be provided, however, we promote people bringing their own sewing machine. If you are bringing your own sewing machine, please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Skills needed: This class is designed for absolute beginners or those that need a refresher.
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