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Workshops & Courses

Sewing Retreat: Make a Pair of Trousers

Cre­ate your own pair of trousers in the fab­ric of your choice.

30/09/23 – 01/10/23
Opening Times
Sunday, 10:00 – 16:30
Mon–Fri, Closed
Saturday, 10:00 – 16:30
About the course:
On this 2-day sewing workshop, textile artist Lucy will guide you through the Eve Trousers pattern from Merchant and Mills. The pattern chosen is a relaxed fit style, cropped or with turn ups. Slightly tapered leg with optional turn ups. It fits neatly over the waist and hips and has a side zip and two back pockets. You can chose either darts or tucks at the waist seam.

On day one of the workshop, you'll begin by taking precise measurements and selecting the correct size for the pattern. After that, you'll learn how to cut out the pattern pieces, including the pockets, waistband, and legs, using the Eve Trousers pattern.

Once the pieces are cut, you'll start constructing the trousers under the guidance of Lucy, our experienced tutor. Lucy will take you through each step of the process, providing useful tips and techniques to help you successfully complete each stage.

On day two of the workshop, you'll continue working on the trousers, completing the legs, attaching the waistband, and finishing off any final details.

Along with gaining practical sewing skills, you'll also learn about the importance of sustainable fashion. Lucy will share her knowledge on sewing techniques that reduce waste, and how to create a long-lasting wardrobe.

You will be staying in our stylish accommodation on site. The Barrel Store accommodation will be reserved for students for the whole weekend and you will each have a room of your own. 2-night stay includes Friday 29th September & Saturday 30th September.

An additional 1-night stay on Sunday 1st October is an optional extra. You can add this to your booking.

Lunch is provided each day, as well as coffees, teas and cakes. If you choose our residential option, this will also include breakfast on Saturday and Sunday.
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