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Learn to Sew Make Pyjamas Workshop at Tilly and the Buttons, West Norw

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 02:29 PM

DATE: Sunday 29 November 2015

TIME: 11.00am - 5.00pm

TEACHER: Zoe Edwards of So Zo…

PRICE: £115 (includes a goodie bag, drink and signed copy of Tilly's book Love at First Stitch)


If you want to start making your own clothes, this workshop offers the perfect introduction with an easy-peasy pyjama bottoms project using the Margot sewing pattern. You’ll need to be able to use a sewing machine first – this is a great follow on class from our Make Friends With a Sewing Machine workshop.

  • How to start using sewing patterns and read their markings
  • Techniques for cutting out fabric accurately
  • The basics of clothing construction – including pinning, stitching seams and pressing
  • How to sew pyjama bottoms, including drawstring and hem
  • 2.5m of light- to medium-weight cotton fabric, eg. lawn, shirting, double gauze or quilting cotton (take a look at the right-hand column of the blog for a list of lovely fabric shops)

We’ll provide thread, tools and a sewing machine for you to use on the day. You’ll also get a goodie bag to take away with you, including a signed copy of Tilly’s book, Love at First Stitch. At the end of the class we’ll celebrate your pyjama-making prowess with a drink!

Please note: It’s a good idea to wash, dry and iron the fabric before the workshop in case it shrinks. The pyjama pattern goes up to 120cm (47in) hips – if you need a larger size please let us know before booking.


Zoe Edwards is the author of the sewing blog So Zo… Having graduated with a degree in Fashion Design, Zoe went on to work in the fashion industry in various roles. The distaste she developed for mass-produced clothing and production practices fuelled her growing passion for creating her own clothing by hand and she set up a now successful sewing blog that has an emphasis on sewing sustainably with style. Currently she teaches sewing, dressmaking and refashioning skills, develops her own sewing patterns and runs a regular contemporary craft market called Brighton Craftaganza. She's also the creator of the popular online challenges called Me-Made-May, which ask sewers/knitters/crocheters/refashioners to wear their hand-created clothing every day for a month with the aim of encouraging people to bring the DIY and handmade ethos into their everyday lives. 


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