What do we do at Dovetailed's workshops?

What do we do at Dovetailed's workshops?

Are you a sewist who's been longing to reignite your passion for sewing? Or perhaps you're a beginner eager to embark on a creative journey with that daunting needle and thread? Well, Dovetailed offers a range of workshops for you: whether it's a sewing taster session or a longer programme you require, we have something for everyone!


Our sewing taster session is targeted at those who have always wanted to sew but never had the time, space or confidence or do so. You be introduced to the anatomy of a sewing machine and how to thread it, how to adjust your thread tension, stitch length and width and how to sew some of the most commonly used seams. Plus, you get to leave with samples!

Sewing patterns from Adaku Parker's sewing pattern book

Our 6-week workshops go into more detail and are slightly more intense and are best suited to a very confident beginner as it requires more than the basic sewing machine skills including being comfortable in sewing straight lines. This project is an advanced make bringing together techniques for making button bands and buttonholes such as transferring pattern markings, stitching darts correctly and making/attaching collars.

Also, fabric, thread and notions will be available to buy during the workshop at a 10% discount or you can bring your own and anyone who attends a workshop gets a 10% discount on the patterns, also available in Adaku Parker’s Sewing with African Wax Print Fabric book!

If you are travelling from outside London, there are many nearby hotels you can stay in around the studio at 397 - 411 Westferry Road, London, E14 3AE such as Travelodge Greenwich, London Docklands or Premier Inn Greenwich and you can find more hotels listed in any of the workshops you click on.

Google maps image of Craft Central

During the workshop, there will be some refreshments provided such as tea, coffee and cake. In addition, you will have full use of the shared kitchen area and facilities, bringing your food is recommended as establishments in the immediate area are limited. After your sewing course is completed you can enjoy a glass of Prosecco and a selection of nibbles to celebrate your sewing success

For more information on any of the workshops, please visit the Sewing Workshops page!

DISCLAIMER: Please note that moving forward, you can find our complete range of fabrics and pattern books exclusively on our Etsy store. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this transition period. Should you have any questions or need assistance, feel free to reach out to our dedicated customer support team. 

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