The Maker's Atelier Sewing Retreat - 27th April 2022
27th, 28th & 29th April 2022
The Maker's Atelier Sewing Retreat will start with a One-Day Masterclass in different fabric constructions Seasonal trends and which fabrics to choose, covering classic knit and woven constructions as well as leathers and modern technical fabrics.
You will have swatches to work on and will choose a Maker’s Atelier pattern to make, and there will be one-to-one discussions with Frances Tobin and Claire Tyler, sewing expert and teacher, to help you decide on fabric choice.
At the end of the day there will be a chance to go on a fabric shopping trip, then over the next two days you will sew your pattern, learning techniques and tricks for working with fabrics to achieve professional finishes.
Our aim is to give you the skills and confidence to make informed fabric choices, enabling you to produce more beautiful garments in your future sewing projects.
Day 1 - 27th April
9.30am - Welcome
10.00am - Seasonal trends and which fabrics to choose - Frances
11.00am - Fabric files handed out, time to inspect the sample rail and choose your pattern.
1.00pm - Lunch
1.45-3.30pm - Practical Workshop, choosing the correct machine feet for your fabric - Claire
4.00pm - Fabric Shopping with Claire at Ditto. Shopping for Leather with Frances
7.00pm - Dinner (optional)
Day 2 - 28th April
9.00-1pm - Begin Sewing Projects
1pm - Lunch
1.45-5.30pm - Sewing
7pm - Dinner (Optional)
Day 3 - 29th April
9.00am - Masterclass - Claire
10-1pm - Sewing
1pm - Lunch
1.45-4pm - Sewing
4.00pm - Tea and goody bags
3 days expert tuition and guidance from Frances and Claire
Refreshments and a buffet lunch each day with afternoon tea on Friday before you head home.
The Maker's Atelier sewing pattern of your choice for your sewing project
The Maker's Atelier Fabric File complete with samples to work with
The Maker's Atelier goody bag
What's not included?
Your accommodation , You can choose to stay at Jury's Inn Hotel and enjoy breakfast and use of the Spa (there will be a discount on room rates)
Your travel expenses (there will be discounted parking available at the hotel)
The cost of dinner, eating at the Hotel or offsite is flexible.
Sewing machines - if travelling from abroad please email, sewing machines will be available to hire
The materials for your sewing project.
Bring along your own Sewing Box with tools etc.
Overlockers, irons and ironing boards will be available to use, there will also be interfacings and haberdashery available to purchase.
Timings are approximate with lots of fun things planned. More information will be provided on booking
The cost of The Maker's Atelier Sewing Retreat is £545
There is an Early Bird Discount if you book before 1st October 2021 - pay just £495
Maximum Number of Students: 18
Dates: 27th, 28th & 29th April 2022
Start/End time: 9am-5pm
Duration: 3 days
Tutors: Frances Tobin & Claire Tyler
If for any reason you cannot make the Sewing Retreat, you may obtain a refund or a transfer to a different date, subject to availability. You may also transfer the booking to a different name. Should you wish to cancel your booking, you must notify us in no less than 28 days before the Sewing Retreat date to obtain a refund or workshop/name transfer.
Deposits paid are non-refundable
Any cancellations made within less than 28 days of the Sewing Retreat date will not be refundable or transferrable.
We suggest that you consider course cancellaion insurance to protect you in case of illness, injury or other unforeseen circumstances
In exceptional circumstances we may have to cancel a Sewing Retreat. If that happens we will give you as much notice as possible and will try to accommodate you on a different date, or refund your fee paid, whichever you prefer. We do not accept liability for travel or other costs.