Master: Sleeves

Master: Sleeves

Everyone's nemisis..... setting in sleeves!


We all seem to struggle with sleeves, therefore, we have created a new workshop, within our "Master" collection range, which will focus just on setting in the perfect sleeve.


We will begin by getting to grips with ease, and explaining why the sleeve is 'always' bigger than the armhole, and how we work with this, in our sewing techniques.


Craig, your host, has a host of techniques up his sleeve! (sorry!)


We will be concentrating on a tailored jacket sleeve, so Craig can teach you about the importance of prepping your sleeves first, with interfacing, for structure. But also how to sew in shoulder pads and sleevehead roll, for that crisp tailored finish.


During this 2.5 hour workshop, we will focus on the following:


1. Sleeve pattern Vs Bodice pattern - why the difference is measurements?

2. Ease explained

3. The importance of notches in sleeves

4. Cutting out

5. Interfacing - a must!

6. Sewing bodice

7. Sewing Sleeve

8. Prepping sleeve - dealing with ease

9. Setting in the sleeve

10. Stitching sleevehead roll and shoulder pads


Once you have mastered setting in a tailored sleeve, you will be able to use these techniques, at home, on all of your other projects.


Your understanding of sleeves will be top notch!


A must have skill!


COVID-19 Update: 


Your safety is important to us!


On entering, we will have sanitiser stations for you to to freshen up. All machinery, sewing stations, and tools you will be using, will be sanitised before you arrive, and between each session.

At your sewing station you will also have sanitiser wipes, should you feel you need to use them.

Our lavatories are communal, but they will be supplied with santiser wipes, hand wash and disposable towels.


Face masks:

You are welcome inside with or without a mask, but please respect the choices of others, should they choose to wear a mask or not.


    Everything is provided for this workshop.


    No, just turn up on the day!


    You can cancel or amend a booking up to 7 days before your booking date. 

    Please note: Doors close 15 minutes after the start time on all workshops. We do not offer reschedules or refunds to latecomers, or outside of our policy.

    Please give yourself plenty of time to travel and find the studio. Doors are open 15 minutes before the start time.


    This is a 2.5 hour workshop.


    This workshop is suitable for 14 years and above. All students under the age of 17, must be accompanied by a participating adult.