Couture Techniques Deep Dive


Saturday 22nd July 


32 Bocking Street, London, E8 3FP

The class will take place in our shop just around the corner from Broadway Market. It's about 15 minutes walk from Bethnal Green tube station, 10 minutes from London Fields and Cambridge Heath overground stations.  


In this intensive day class you will take a deep dive into hand sewing couture techniques, the perfect way to level-up your sewing skills and learn how to hand finish your makes for that extra fancy touch. During the class you will sample a variety of couture stitches and techniques that you'll be able to use in your future makes, as well as learning how to properly wax thread and use a thimble. 


+ How to sew a cross stitch hem

+ How to use a fell stitch for lining

+ How to pad stitch

+ What is canvassing and how is it used in garment making

+ How to hand sew buttonholes, and sewing a button using a shank

+ How to sew hooks and eyes into seams

+ How to use thread loops for hooks, buttons and belt loops

This is a practical class and you will create a selection of samples during the session.


This class is suitable for confident beginner sewists but we particularly recommend it for intermediate and advanced sewists who want to learn more specialist techniques. 


+ Use of our Pfaff Ambition 630 sewing machines in the classes. If you'd like to learn on your own machine then please do bring it along - please let us know the model in advance and bring your manual with you.

+ All tools and equipment

+ Instructions to take home with you

+ Drinks and sweet treats to keep you going throughout the class.


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Payment plans are available!  Please email for more information.

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