Learn To Sew Your Own Loungewear

Date: Sunday 23rd January 2022
We're excited to be restarting our workshops after a hiatus during lockdown! Please read our Workshop Corona Policy before booking to ensure you are happy with the additional safety measures we will be taking during the class. 


Various dates available

10am - 6pm 

6 Broadway Market Mews, London, E8 4TS

The workshop will take place in our workshop space just behind Broadway Market. It's about 15 minutes walk from Bethnal Green tube station, 10 minutes from London Fields and Cambridge Heath overground stations.  


Come and spend a day sewing up a loungewear set, perfect for sewing for yourself and gifting. The Pipit Loungewear Set by Common Stitch is a beautiful, relaxed fit pyjama set - our favourite ever loungewear set! It is beautiful sewn up in a cotton, linen or brushed flannel and is a great project for someone early on in their dressmaking journey. In this full day class you'll sew up your own beautiful dress and come away with the skills to tackle lots more dressmaking projects at home. Students will be sent the paper pattern ahead of the class to cut out their pattern before the class.  
The Pipit Loungewear set is available in UK size 6-24. If you fall outside of this size range and would like to attend the class please email us at studio@thenewcrafthouse.com. 


If you've got the hang of using your sewing machine, have used a paper pattern before and want to sew a beautiful dress, this class is for you! Suitable for beginner/intermediate sewists, the class will cover:
+ How to measure your body and pick a size
+ How to cut and trace pattern pieces
+ How to cut your fabric and make all necessary markings
+ How to cut fabric pieces on the grain/bias
+ How to finish your raw edges
+ How to insert a sleeve
+ How to sew a waistband with elastic
+ What a facing is and how to sew one
+ How to hem
+ How to finish a neckline
+ How to sew buttonholes
+ How to sew on buttons using your machine
The skills learnt in this one day class will prepare you to tackle other sewing patterns at home. 


This class is suitable for beginner/intermediate sewists. Anyone who feels confident using a sewing machine and has used a paper pattern before. If you're a more experienced sewist it'll still be a fun day of sewing a beautiful loungewear set and you're welcome to join!


+ 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
+ Fusible interfacing
+ Waistband elastic 
+ A full paper pattern for you to keep and reuse
+ Drinks and sweet treats to keep you going throughout the class.


+Their pre-cut pattern. To save time in class we'll send all students their patterns before the class to cut their size. If you need any help picking a size we can help you with that! 
+ Fabric (2.5-3.2m depending on size) and matching thread for your set. A light-medium weight cotton or linen works well. 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.
+ 5x 8-10mm buttons. 


The workshop will take place in our studio at 6 Broadway Market Mews, behind Broadway Market. It's about 15 minutes walk from Bethnal Green tube station, 5 minutes from London Fields and Cambridge Heath Overground stations. The studio is at ground floor level with no steps. It is fully accessible and has a fully accessible toilet.


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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