Skill Level




Dates and Times

Day – Saturday

Date – 31st July

Time – 10am – 5pm

Course Description

This workshop is the first of a series which explores various sewing techniques. We will take you through each technique step by step the “Kaye Way” You will produce your own scaled samples for your techniques bible. Pace of learning will be dictated by you and unlike YouTube you will have a chance to ask as may questions as you like!

What skills will I learn?

We will teach and demonstrate the follow techniques

  • Darts – Complex, contoured and French
  • Zips – Centred, concealed, lapped and decorative
  • Machined Hems – Single turned, double turned, pin, bias bound, blind, rolled and faced
  • Stitch finishes – Topstitching, understitching and edgestitching
  • How to get perfect gathers
  • How to achieve a perfect facing

You will perform each technique on a scaled down sample all backed up with a worksheet for you to keep. You will then be able to file in your techniques bible for future reference.

What’s included in the price of the course?

  • You will be provided with worksheets for each technique you will be able to pair these worksheets with your samples to create your own techniques bible.
  • Kit – This will include everything you need to practise the techniques shown to you during the workshop .
  • Morning biscuits and afternoon cake will be provided along with bottomless hot drinks.
  • Inclusion in a WhatsApp group for the duration of the course
  • Membership of our Sewcial Society
  • The hall that we will be using  is a registered Covid secure venue with immaculate facilities and plenty of free parking.

What do I need to prepare in advance of the course?

  • You will need to bring your own sewing machine and all its accessories, bobbin and thread. Please ensure you have a good quality metal invisible zip foot. You will also need to provide your own extension cable. If you do not have a machine borrow one or if you want help choosing a new machine please follow this link to see our recommendations.
  • You will need a full dressmaking tool kit click here to add this to your order
  • Please bring along your own packed lunch, water and a mug for a hot drink.


The course will be held at

St Michael’s Road Community Centre Hitchin SG4 0QA

Skill Level

This course is aimed at those who have had some experience at dressmaking and can use a domestic sewing machine without assistance.

Choose course date

Tuesday Evenings 25th May – 22nd June 7-9 pm (5 week course), Saturday 12th June 10-5.30pm (All Day), Wednesday Evenings 30th June – 28th July 7-9 pm (5 week course), Saturday 31st July (All Day)


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