Come and sew with The Avid Seamstress

The Avid Seamstress workshops
We miss sewing with you lovely seamstresses out there, so we’ve re-launched our sewing workshops!

Come and learn to sew, enhance your skill, learn new things and meet some lovely sewing friends while drinking tea, eating cake and sewing!

Our workshops are held at a lovely tea shop in Palmers Green, right next to Palmers Green overhead rail station.

Bring your own machine or learn on my Brother, Elna or Pfaff sewing machines. Most of our workshops include all materials too so you just need to bring your lovely self.

beginners workshop
Beginners Workshop
Join our amazing absolute beginners (or those wanting a refresh) workshop. Get sewing machine savvy in this 3 hour class and leave with enough knowledge to confidently make your own projects at home!  

This workshop covers:

  1. Machine safety
  2. Learn the different functions of the sewing machine
  3. Threading the machine
  4. Winding a bobbin
  5. Tension
  6. Changing a needle, needle position, needle size
  7. Master sewing machine speed control
  8. Sewing straight lines, curves and corners
  9. Sewing seams (understanding seam allowance)
  10. Finishing seams and reverse stitching
  11. Using a seam ripper
  12. How to use the overlocking (serging) stitch on a sewing machine
  13. Top-stitching
  14. Care of your machine & troubleshooting

For more information, workshop dates and to book online click BEGINNERS

sewing workshop
Sewing Laboratory
Our sewing laboratory is perfect for you if you are new to sewing or want to perfect your skills. Lisa, owner of The Avid Seamstress, will be sharing lots of tips and tricks that takes years to learn & perfect. You’ll leave the workshop feeling like a sewing goddess!

This workshop covers:

  • Read a sewing pattern envelope
  • How to take your measurements correctly
  • Fabric – what’s the difference between selvedge, grain and bias
  • What sewing keys mean and how important they are when using sewing patterns
  • What is a Layplan and how to lay your pattern pieces correctly
  • How to pin correctly for accurate cutting
  • How to cut fabric like a pro!
  • Sewing terms demystified
  • Sewing beautiful darts
  • and more!

For more information, workshop dates and to book online click SEW LAB

sewing workshop
Cushion cover with Invisible zip
Would you like to learn how to put a zip in a cushion but avoid the invisible zip method? I have a fantastic method that is simple and easy and will change the way you look at invisible zips!

Come and join me to learn how to make a cushion using your zip machine foot!

This workshop covers:

  • How to measure to make cushion patterns so that you can make your own patterns at home
  • How to insert an invisible zipper using your zipper foot

You’ll find this method so easy you’ll be adding zips to all your cushions!

For more information, workshop dates and to book online click ZIP CUSHION

Hope to see you at a workshop soon!

Interested in private lessons or children’s lessons or want your lesson on the weekend? Get in touch with us using the contact form below.


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