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SEWING WEEKEND - Weekend Workshop - Sat 25 & Sun 26 Feb 2023

Join us for a fun weekend sewing with The Avid Seamstress.

Choose one of our sewing patterns and come and make it under our expert guidance. This workshop covers all levels of sewing - we have students making their first garment to seasoned sewists making coats and blazers. With two teachers supporting at every step you'll enjoy the journey of making your garment, learning many techniques and having a really good time too!

You can make:
  • The Blouse
  • The Everyday Shirt
  • The Pyjama Bottoms (these are great day/evening trousers too)
  • The Raglan Dress or Top
  • The Gathered Dress
  • The Culottes
  • The Day Dress
  • The Coat
  • The Blazer
  • The City Trousers
  • The Sun Dress
  • The A-Line Dress
  • The Sheath Dress

Click here to view our sewing patterns which will provide more info on each one.

You'll receive your own printed sewing pattern in advance and, in some cases, be able to try on the sample before the workshop.

We are pleased to offer a payment plan for workshops priced more than £65. Please see here for the details and how to book this workshop with a payment plan.

    Class size

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

    Please note that we need a minimum of 3 for this workshop to go ahead.

    Workshop timings

    This workshop will take place over two days so that you can really take your time and create a beautiful garment. The first day will start at 10am and finish at 530pm. The second day will start at 9.30 and then finish when your garment is complete.

    We’ll have a break for lunch and a lovely selection of cakes will be offered in the afternoon.

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

    What you need to bring:

    • Your fabric cut out and ready to sew (unless you are a beginner as you will do this with us). We can help you with fabric choice and fitting before the workshop.
    • Matching thread
    • Your own set of pins
    • Pencil and rubber
    • Fabric chalk

    Sewing machines: 

    Various sewing machines will be provided, however, we promote people bringing their own sewing machines. If you are bringing your own sewing machine, please email 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.


    The Avid Seamstress. First Floor, High Lea Business Centre, Witchampton Lane, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 5AA. For more info on our venue click here


    By booking a workshop you are agreeing to our Workshop PolicyCovid Policy and T&Cs

    If you have any questions please email