Shirring Workshop

The Sewing Institute

  • £30.00
    Unit price per 
inc. tax

Time & Date: 10-3pm Monday 11th March OR Saturday 23rd March

Location: Ymca Lytham, Mythop Road, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, FY8 4HB

Cost: £30: Includes shirring elastic only (fabric for your dress/top/skirt must be purchased separately) 

Who is this suitable for: Over 16's- This course is perfect if you have sewn before or if you have attended the some beginners workshops & would like to extend your sewing skills further into dressmaking

What you'll Learn & Make: in this session You will learn how to perfect shirring, you will have the opportunity to test the technique on different sample fabrics before measuring & calculating your own dress, top or skirt. You will put your shirring skills into practice making your own garment based on body measurements, decide/design straps  & have the opportunity to use an overlocker. There is no set outcome in the workshop to give you choice in which garment /style suits you. the session involves key tutor demonstrations to give the session structure & core skills are learnt. There will be flexibility to work at your own pace & gain support where needed,  this will be a great opportunity to pick up tips & techniques when the tutor is helping other sewers with projects that may contain different techniques than your own. A great skill for beginners or returning dressmakers.

The timings of this workshop should enable you to complete your garment within the session but each person will work at a different pace so please be aware you may have tasks to complete after the session finishes.

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
new skills

Fabulous day at SI learning shirring skills. Great support and encouragement from Katie. Would recommend this.

Shirley Moss

Not been on it yet

Clare Thompson
Great workshop!

Really enjoyed the Shirring workshop. Everything was clearly explained and demonstrated in a friendly relaxed environment. I had chance to practise on a range of different materials before starting my garment. I have now finished my dress and shirred the bodice and edge of the sleeves and I love it!

Do it !

This workshop was so informative, I learnt such a lot. Shirring was always something that I thought would be difficult and beyond my skills set. Lucy showed us how; from baby steps to making or adapting a garment. We were also able to experiment with different types of fabric. The workshops at Sewing Institute are great fun, a learning g experience in a relaxed friendly atmosphere.

Mrs Julie Coombes
Brilliant Course

Really enjoyed the course, so easy to do once shown, brilliant teacher thank you