Saturday Sewing Session Blog

Let it Sew, Let it Sew, Let it Sew

The merriest of Christmas  to you, you wonderful people!

What a year!
There has been laughter, there has been tea,  there have been amazing makes and there has been TV appearances, but mainly, there has been you!

Here at SSS HQ it has been a really special year and that is all down to you for joining us, for trusting us with teaching you how to sew and for working with scary needles!

We want to give you all a Christmas salute to thank you all SO much for making
Saturday Sewing Session such a special, creative and lovely environment throughout this year.


Next year is already shaping up to be busy but fun!
There will be some new sessions in lingerie, taught by  the lovely Laura Stanford, one of the co-authors of a gorgeous book The Secrets of Sewing Lingerie – so there will be Bra and knicker making weekends!

This is also a super stocking filler and then join us to get taught by the lady herself!

Plus we have all our sessions as usual and we have some lovely new girls joining the team

In the mean time a Very Happy Christmas one and all and a very Happy New Year.
See you in 2015!

Arianna , Mariya and Joelle

It wasn’t really snowing in The Breakfast Club - I just got a bit app happy!

PS. Don’t forget we do GIFT VOUCHERS! #Lastminute
if you have already bought one of our gift vouchers (well done you) how about adopting a Donkey!
That also makes a wonderful gift!


Scrumptious chemise…

We have an exciting new lingerie expert to add to the Saturday Sewing Session team.

The lovely Freya will be delivering her silk nighty session starting this Sunday!

Freya started out her sewing career as a sewing blogger – Handmade by Freya. Having learnt to sew whilst she was young, she picked it back up after many years, looking for a creative outlet from her not so creative day job.

With a passion for sewing lingerie and becoming frustrated with the lack of attractive sewing patterns on the market with decent instructions she undertook vocational courses in lingerie. Studying  at KCC in Lingerie construction and Pattern Cutting. Freya has since set up her own sewing pattern company specialising in lingerie patterns - Elise Sewing Patterns


Elise Sewing patterns

We are excited to have Freya teaching her scrumptious vintage inspired silk nighty/chemise pattern at Saturday Sewing Session. All the info can be found here.

Lace silk nighty


Working from Freyas gorgeous pattern, you learn how to:

  • Work with silk or a similar fabric that drapes beautifully
  • Cut and sew on the bias of the fabric
  • Create shape in the bust through pleating
  • Add lace inserts, learn how to do ‘window lacing’ (a lovely technique for delicate detailing)
  • Create the couture skill of rouleau straps (those barely there straps)
  • French seams and finishing off with a tiny pin hem.


This is a session for the dressmaker who wants to move up a notch and hone in on some beautiful finishing techniques.  Who better to learn from than the pattern maker herself!

Plus the pattern is yours to take home, with full instructions for you to make as many as you wish. You could shortern the pattern to make a little silk camisole or lengthen it to make a stunning full nighty – the choice is yours.

For more inspiration here are some images I have found of similar patterns by some very chic design houses.

You can make the pattern in any colour combination that you wish to make it truly unique. This pattern also looks stunning in a cotton lawn or something similar if silk seems a bit scary! Book your place here – spaces are limited.

Thanks for listening X