Beginner's Taster Sew Day

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Beginner's Taster Sew Day

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If you have ever fancied trying your hand at dressmaking and want to see if it’s for you, try our taster day!

Whether you have already caught the sewing bug or if the Sewing Bee piqued your interest, if you're new to sewing then this workshop will guide you through a simple, wearable project. This is your chance to start to build your own wardrobe and sew a skirt for you.

Taking place in the beautiful Willow Centre in Cringleford, we have a cosy room with drinks, amazing cake (a speciality of our events!), tuition and a friendly environment for you to learn.

We'll walk you through the basics of making a simple A-line skirt which will include:

- how to take your measurements correctly

-pattern reading (decipher those confusing symbols!)

-sewing machine basics

-cutting your fabric and pattern pieces

-simple construction of the skirt including dart and zip insertion

- basic seam finishing

At the end of the day you’ll have a wearable item to take home! If you don’t wear skirts, don’t worry, this is just a great pattern to start your journey and learn all the basics to take your forward in your sewing journey. Today a skirt, tomorrow the world!


If you have a sewing machine of your own, please do bring this as it’s great to get to know your own machine. If you don’t – no problem! Just tell us when booking if you need to borrow one.

You will need to bring:

-basic sewing kit if you own this (we have items to borrow if you don’t!) Fabric scissors etc.

-2 meters cotton fabric (this way you can choose your colours!) (Please don’t buy anything slinky or stretchy)

-1 spool All Purpose Sewing Thread (eg Gutermann)
- Sense of humour
- Lunch (there is a Waitrose nearby should you want to pop out :)

The Willow Centre offers substantial free parking, toilets, changing rooms, kitchen facilities, and disabled facilities and access.

Time: 10:30am – 4pm

Location: The Willow Centre, Cringleford, Norwich

Minimum age: 14