Absolute Beginners PJ Bootcamp

Want to learn to sew and dive into dressmaking?

If you’re itching to learn to sew and make your own clothes, then this absolute Beginners Bootcamp weekender is for you! The Pj trousers are the perfect intro to sewing and dressmaking. On day 2 you’ll make the pyjama shirt, which is a great intro to shirt or blouse making in general, without all the worry of getting a perfect fit!.
Not only are pyjamas a great way to start your DIY wardrobe, they make ace pressies too!
Pattern option includes either Ladies, Men’s or Children’s pyjama set
Beginners Pj Bootcamp

This is the perfect class to learn both how to sew and gain basic dressmaking skills. At the end of the weekend you’ll walk away with a completed pair of pyjamas and an arsenal of new dressmaking skills

Day 1: Saturday-  Pyjama Trousers

Get “Sewing machine Confident” 

  • Master bobbin winding: threading up the machine: sewing forward in straight or curvy lines: and turning corners.
  • Sew simple seams:- The basic building block of all sewing projects
  • Discover how to stop your sewing from unravelling in the wash with simple seam neatening
Demystify the language of dressmaking patterns
  • You’ll learn how to measure yourself and choose the right pattern size.
  • Get to grips with laying out large pattern pieces onto fabric
  • Understand the importance of lining up the fabric’s straight of grain
  • Working with a simple pyjama trouser pattern you”ll quickly understand how to go from tissue pattern, to fabric, to machine.
  • Create a simple elasticated waistline
  • Learn how to sew buttonholes
  • Learn how to add piping to a pocket

This day is available as a single day too-select ticket option: Intro to dressmaking-PJ Trousers

Day 2: Sunday-  Pyjama Shirt

  • Attach sleeves using the easy “laid on” method for shirts
  • Make and attach a collar
  • Discover how to finish off an edge with a simple facing.
  • Get to grips with decorative top-stitching.
  • You’ll also learn some tips for perfect pocket pressing.
  • Learn how to finish off clothes with a double turned hem

This day is available as a single day too-select ticket option: Intro to shirts-simple pyjama top

Kid's Pj's
Cost: £180 (max number of 5 students per session)
Time: 10.30 am – 5.30 pm on Saturday Sept 28th & Sunday Sept 29th
Materials required: EITHER 4 meters of Light to medium weight woven fabric, OR 3 metres of 150 cm wide fabric. (more details included in booking confirmation- for Children’s PJ’s will depend on age so e mail for info) : Matching Thread.
Refreshments: Unlimited tea, coffee and snacks provided. Do Bring along a sandwich for lunch although there are lots of yummy cafes near by.
We reserve the right to cancel if there are less than 2 students booked.
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Hi CL,

I had a very enjoyable and satisfying day. I am so pleased with myself and you are such a good teacher. I have already bought material to make another dress (washed it last night) Can't wait to do my next course.


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