One Day Courses and Weekend Events

The Absolute Beginner One Day Course    

Saturdays, Dates: 30th January, 27th February.  10am – 5pm  £100.00

Phonto         Learn how to sew with the easy Absolute Beginners Sewing Class. This one day event covers everything you     will need to get into the swing of things. The course includes an introduction to your sewing machine, find out just how much that machine can do. You will complete a cushion project or a bag, and in the afternoon I will get you started on a project of your own choice… choose from an array of projects we have at the studio or bring your own idea. The sewing machine will become your friend and this course will open up a whole world of sewing delights always wanted to make your own clothes? Nothing will stop you now!

Course costs include fabric and any haberdashery needed for your chosen project. There will be a lunch break (not provided) but Tea & Coffee, Cake and Biscuits are provided throughout the day.

Course Tutor: Maika Crampton from:   Freya von Bulow Paper Couture

Please book by phoning Anna on: 07545757592

or email:

Summer Vintage Dressmaking Weekender

Upcoming Dates: 20th 21st February and 19th 20th March 2016.  

Course Cost: £115.00

Choose from a vast array of vintage sewing patterns at the workshop .. Learn to dress make and how to follow a commercial pattern. This course covers basic pattern adaptations and fitting techniques, and takes you through, step by step the construction of your chosen garment. You will leave with a perfectly fitting dress and a pattern that you will be able to create again and again. There are only 5 spaces on this course so once your space is confirmed, I will contact you with images and patterns for you to choose from and talk to you about your current sewing ability and and advise you on the most achievable project for you, your fabric choice and what to bring to the studio. If you are visiting St Leonards on Sea from further afield I can advise you on local Hotel and B&B accommodation…

The course runs 10am – 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday and there is a lunch break (not provided)

Tea, Coffee and Cake and Biscuits are provided throughout the day

To Book call: 07545757592   or email:


An Introduction to Dressmaking   

Upcoming Dates: Saturdays: 12th March

Course cost £85.00


This course focuses on the commercial dress pattern. There is a choice of simple patterns at the studio, vintage and new … choose your pattern before the course starts and we discuss fabric so you are well prepared for when the course starts. I will take you through the basics of garment construction and cover everything from fastenings to fitting techniques.. adapting a pattern to size and as everybody’s tastes are different, how to adapt and change a pattern to suit your style.  You will leave with a perfectly fitting dress and a pattern that you will be able to create again and again…

Tea & Coffee, Cakes and Biscuits are available throughout the day ..

Lunch is not provided so please bring a packed lunch or enjoy one of the many wonderful cafes that St Leonards has to offer. I can arrange lunch to be delivered to the studio from a local cafe… menus are available.


To Book call Anna: 07545757592   or email:


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