Learn to Sew an Everyday Waistcoat



Various dates available

10am - 5pm 

32 Bocking Street, London, E8 3FP

The workshop will take place in our shop just around the corner from Broadway Market. It's about 15 minutes walk from Bethnal Green tube station, 5 minutes from London Fields and Cambridge Heath Overground stations.


If you're new to sewing and want to improve your skills, this class is for you! In this one day class you'll sew our coziest Everyday Waistcoat pattern - available in both a men's and women's style.The waistcoat is the perfect layering piece for all year round. It works well in a variety of different fabrics and is the perfect garment to get a newbie sewist excited about making their own clothes! 
The pattern is available in the following sizes: men's 28-42 inch waist and women's UK size 6-34. If you fall outside of this size bracket and would like to attend please get in touch. 


You will learn:
+ How to measure your body and pick a size
+ How to cut pattern pieces
+ How to cut your fabric and make all necessary markings
+ How to cut fabric pieces on the grain/bias
+ How to read and follow pattern instructions
+ How to make and attach a patch pocket
+ How to make and attach bias binding


This class is suitable for anyone who feels confident using a sewing machine and wants to sew the perfect layering garment. Our Everyday Waistcoat pattern is available in both women's UK size 6-34 and men's waist size 28-42. 


+ Use of our Pfaff Ambition 635 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
+ A copy of our Everyday Waistcoat pattern + instructions
+ Drinks and sweet treats to keep you going throughout the class.


+Fabric (1.5m of your outer fabric, 1m of your lining fabric, 1m of wadding) and matching thread for your waistcoat. We can advise you on what fabrics will work best and you'll be sent through a full list of requirements before the course starts.


32 Bocking Street, London, E8 3FP
The workshop will take place in our shop just around the corner from Broadway Market. We have a dedicated workshop room at the back where you can sew in peace and still see the hustle and bustle of the shop. It's about 15 minutes walk from Bethnal Green tube station, 5 minutes from London Fields and Cambridge Heath Overground stations.


This class is taught by Izzy (@is_sew_bel) a key member of the London sewing community. Izzy makes the most beautiful garments and last year made her whole family Everyday Waistcoats for Christmas. She really is the Everyday Waistcoat expert!


"Loved it! Big thank you to Ellie and Charlotte, they were amazing. I am now hunting for a sewing machine!"


Check out our Workshop FAQs and if we haven't answered them, drop us an email at studio@thenewcrafthouse.com
If you'd like to be notified about future class dates, drop us an email. 

Payment plans are available!  Please email studio@thenewcrafthouse.com for more information.

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