Fancy a sewcial?

Fancy a day out sewing with The Avid Seamstress at the iconic Forty Hall Estate? Spend the day sewing, meeting new sewing friends and enjoy the view at this beautiful location.

We’ll provide the kit for you to make our gorgeous Drop Sleeve Top which includes fabric, buttons, thread, sewing pattern and instructions (worth £20). You will also be able to keep the pattern and the instructions so that you can make yourself more versions of this versatile top.


The Drop Sleeve Top has easy to set in sleeves, a round neckline and is designed to fit most shapes.

Skill Level: This workshop is aimed at beginners. As long as you can thread a machine and wind a bobbin, we will teach you how to sew accurately. This workshop is perfect for those that haven’t created their own garments. Already sewing confidently? You’ll create a super, wearable top, picking up great tips along the way.

Pattern Sizes: UK 6 – 22

Materials required: A kit (worth £20) will be provided; fabric, buttons, thread, sewing pattern and instructions.

Sewing machines: We promote people bringing their own sewing machine or you can use one of ours. WIth parking close by it’s easy to carry your machine to the venue.

What you’ll learn:  Start by learning how to take measurements and find your size, cut out a sewing pattern, place the pattern onto fabric correctly, transfer pattern notations and cut out your garment. You will learn how to sew the garment accurately and have lots of fun creating your own Drop Sleeve Top whilst learning transferable sewing skills that you can use in all your sewing projects.


Forty Hall is a Grade 1 listed Jacobean Manor House, nestled in leafy Enfield and set amidst an idyllic landscape.


Free parking on site. Easily accessible by tube/train
Transport info here


Date – Saturday 13 April
Timings – 9.30am – 5pm
Refreshments – Tea/coffee and cake provided. Please bring your own lunch.
Price – £85

Any questions please contact

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