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The Sewing Workshop Event - 2, 3 or 4 day options - October 2024

Oh boy, do we have something fun planned for you. We know that your lovely sewing hobby sometimes just doesn't get enough time does it? You're often pulled away from your sewing machine by the day to day chores and to do list. 

We're opening our studio so that you can leave your cares behind and come and sew to your hearts content with us in our beautiful studio.

Perhaps you are a beginner and would love to create something taking your time and picking up lots of tips along the way. Perhaps you are making your first fully lined coat or blazer and really want to slow down and enjoy each step without having to set it aside till your next opportunity to sew.

Over the course of four days Thursday 10, Friday 11, Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 October our studio is open for you to enjoy. Both Lisa, our founder, and Amanda from Cotton Onto Sewing, will be there guiding you along the way.

Choose from two days, three days or join the whole four day experience.

We're including a light lunch, endless tea & coffee, fruit and treats so that all you need to think about is what you are going to make. 

PAYMENT PLAN OPTION available - email Payment Plan info here.

The Workshop options:

  • 2 Day Workshop - Thursday 10 & Friday 11 October
  • 2 Day Weekend Workshop - Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 October
  • 3 Day Workshop - Thursday 10, Friday 11 & Saturday 12 October (includes a 10% discount)
  • 4 Day Workshop - Thursday 10, Friday 11, Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 October (includes a 15% discount)
The more days you pick, the cost of the cost of the workshop is reduced.

The Workshop Details
We're including an Avid Seamstress sewing pattern for you to create at the workshop. This workshop covers all levels of sewing - we have students making their first garment to seasoned sewists making coats and blazers.

You can choose one of the following sewing patterns:

✂ The Pyjama Bottoms (these are great day/evening trousers too)
✂ The Sheath Dress

Confident Beginner - Intermediate (perfect for those that have made a few garments and are ready to try something new (buttonholes/concealed zips).
 The Blouse 
✂✂ The Jumpset 
✂✂ The Raglan Dress or Top
✂✂ The Gathered Dress
✂✂ The Culottes
✂✂ The Day Dress
✂✂ The City Trousers
✂✂ The Sun Dress
✂✂ The A-Line Dress
✂✂ The Wimborne Coat (this is such a super coat for beginners and those more advanced too)

Strong Intermediate (perfect for those that are confident following a sewing pattern and just need support at the tricky parts)
✂✂✂ The Everyday Shirt
✂✂✂ The Coat
✂✂✂ The Blazer

If you would like to chat through which sewing pattern would be suitable please contact us at

You'll receive your own printed sewing pattern in advance and, in some cases, be able to try on the sample before the workshop.
    Workshop Capacity
    With two teachers supporting you along every step of the way, the max will be 7 for each day. 

    Workshop timings
    All days will start at 10am and finish at 5pm. 

    We’ll have a break for lunch and will serve a selection of sandwiches (veggie options) & fruit plus a lovely selection of cakes will be offered in the afternoon. If you have a specific dietary requirement please do let us know.

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

    What you need to bring:
    Depending on the date options picked, we'll liaise with you on any pre-workshop pre required. We can help you with fabric choice and fitting guides. 
    • Sewing machine (we have two machines that can be borrowed)
    • Overlocker (we do have two overlockers that will be set up and available to use)
    • Fabric - prewashed (if required)
    • Haberdashery for your project (zip / button)
    • Matching thread
    • Your own set of pins
    • Fabric chalk
    The Avid Seamstress. Ground Floor, High Lea Business Centre, Witchampton Lane, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 5AA. For more info on our venue click here
    Plenty of free parking available.

    By booking a workshop you are agreeing to our Workshop PolicyCovid Policy and T&Cs
    If you have any questions please email

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