The Sewing Retreat

Sewing Retreat main image.jpgThis is something I have been wanting to host for a while. We have run so many weekend workshops now and have seen how much people enjoy themselves sewing and making various projects. So we have decided to host our very own Sewing Retreat.

From Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th February 2018

A chance to sew, chat, make friends, learn, fit, practice, perfect and just chill. All in luxury surroundings. Because let’s face it we all need a little bit of pampering sometimes and we can certainly provide some sewing pampering here!

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One of our weekend sessions

We looked at various locations for this retreat as, although we have a large studio, we needed more space and accommodation very close. So this is what we have come up with…

The Sew Me Something Sewing Retreat

Three whole days of sewing heaven working on your own sewing projects at the Crowne Plaza Luxury Hotel right on the River Avon in the centre of Stratford itself close to the RSC.

If you need help fitting or with specific techniques or processes, you’ll have the time and space to work through any issues or projects with expert help and tuition on hand if you need it. So you may have wanted to nail the fit on that pair of trousers you’ve been wanting to make for ages. Or have a go on an overlocker and whizz up a Bianca coat before working on a couple of other projects. Ot perhaps you want some space to cut a few projects out and then decide which to make – the choice is yours!

The Crowne Plaza has provided us with an excellent sewing studio space that we will fully equip with sewing machines, overlockers, cutting tables and pressing stations. But you can choose to bring your own machines if you prefer to work on something more familiar.

There will be help and guidance on the machines when required and also we will be running a  few Masterclass Demonstrations on some key processes we know are the ones people find tricky.

So this Retreat really will move your sewing up to the next level as well as give you time to focus and relax.

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There will be plenty of tea coffee and cakes to keep you sewing throughout the weekend and a gourmet restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner too.

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When you’re not sewing you can relax using the hotel facilities including gym, swimming pool, sauna and steam room to ease away any residual sewing tension. (Yes that is a pun :-))

The Crowne Plaza pool
You can watch the boats on the River Avon.
Or enjoy a well earned G & T in the Riverside Bar.

What’s included in the Sewing Retreat….

  • A cuppa and cake on arrival
  • Help to make your sewing plans for the weekend using our sewing planner
  • Use of all the sewing machines, overlockers and equipment from 9am to 6pm.
  • A chance to visit Sew Me Something to stock up on sewing supplies
  • Expert help and advice on all your sewing projects
  • Expert help and advice on fitting and pattern alterations
  • Masterclass demonstrations
  • Lunch and dinner on Friday
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday
  • Breakfast and lunch on Sunday
  • Comfortable twin or single bedrooms for two nights
  • Use of all the hotel facilities including swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym

We may also be arranging additional optional activities or visits during the weekend as well. But we’ll let you know more about these later…

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To be honest I have tried to create the kind of weekend I would love to go on myself. This is going to be the Ultimate Sewing Weekend, if you like, and I am so excited about what a great weekend this is going to be. Don’t worry if you are thinking of coming on your own you will soon make friends and we will do all we can to look after you and make you welcome.

This is what some of our past workshop attendees have said about joining us…

“Like a holiday doing something I love doing.”

“Jules is incredible at explaining and offers such a bespoke service it’s incredible! Would recommend to everyone interested in learning how to sew.”

“Fantastic, basic but challenging patterns and final products looked excellent. Gorgeous cake. Friendly instruction. Loved it!”

“Great atmosphere. Lots of information, tips and enthusiasm. The course has given me the confidence to try other sewing projects. Thanks J x”

“Great to learn new projects and ease of understanding and help when stuck! Invisible zip yes! yes! Pattern alterations very very good!”

“Workshop was just the right level, very informative. Jules was an excellent tutor, calm and patient. Will be back for more!”

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We are deliberately keeping the participant numbers small this time to make sure that all those that join us get a really good chunk of tutor time if they need it. So I can guarantee you will leave the Sewing Retreat knowing more than you did when you arrived.  

I can’t wait to host this weekend, it is going to be wonderful and I can’t wait to see you there.

We will be providing an Early Bird special price until

15th December so don’t miss out!

Book your place on The Sewing Retreat HERE.

See you there! x



7 thoughts on “The Sewing Retreat

  1. Hello. I am quite interested to come to this sewing retreat, but I can’t see which dates it is going to be on. Please excuse me if I am having a senior moment and not looking properly. Many thanks Linda Sutton

    Sent from Samsung tablet.

  2. Apologies everyone I thought I had added the dates for the Retreat, but it wasn’t on my saved draft. Doh! However, I have edited the post so now you should be able to see the dates we have for the Retreat. I hope you can join us, it’s going to be FAB, I can’t wait! Squeee!!! 😀

  3. Just found you through the thrifty stitchers Instagram feed. Sounds like a lovely weekend. Wish I could make
    It out there from LOS Angeles. Did send your info to my SIL who lives in Lechlade. She’ll have to enjoy it for both of us. 😀

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