Sew a Smock Workshop

Sew a Smock Workshop
9am-4pm Sunday 30th June
Price : £65 :

Shipbourne Village Hall, Upper Green Rd, Shipbourne, Tonbridge TN11 9PL

In this workshop you will learn to make your own smock shirt completely by hand (no machine necessary!). You will learn how to measure yourself, how to cut your pieces and all the stitches you need to create this beautiful garment. You can make the garment for yourself or for a little one.

No Experience Necessary - All of our ancestors sewed, so it's in our ancestral memory, you might be surprised how quickly you pick up this beautiful skill!

What do I need to bring?
Please bring a packed lunch, and your fabric  and thread (info below). If you have hand sewing equipment at home that would be useful.

FABRIC + ESSENTIALS - Please email me with questions
You will need :
+ Woven Fabric (Linen or cotton preferred) - 1 metre for baby/child, 2 metres for adult. Please wash in advance.
+ Thread in matching colour of your fabric + Embroidery Thread for Smocking (eg for my smock I bought navy thread and light blue embroidery thread for smocking)
+ 6 Buttons
+ Reference Garment - Please bring a shirt and jacket which fit you, or the little one you are making the piece for

Other useful hand sewing equipment - Needles, pin, scissors, thimble, tape measure

For Embroidery thread you can get DMC from Hobbycraft
Favourite fabric shop - and
Wooden Buttons

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