Sewing Retreat

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Sewing Retreat 2019 

Bobbin Sewing School is pleased to be offering due to popular demand, 2 sewing retreats for 2019 following the success of our previous ones these are  being aimed specically for mixed level ability dressmakers, with an emphasis of using Overlockers and Stretch Fabrics

Fall in love with your Overlocker using Stretch Knits

This bespoke experience is tailored for 8 guests only, providing lots of individual tutor time with 2 experienced tutors on hand. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced sewer we will be there to guide you through the process of making garments using your overlocker and helping you to understand and fall in love with this usefull but sometimes daunting peice of equipment! This is a fantastic chance to indulge your sewing passion with no interruptions of normal daily life and to spend time with like- minded people, sewing during the day – no need to tidy up and relaxing in the evenings


During your time with us at the Mill Stream Hotel, Bosham, near Chichester, you can expect to be treated like a princess. Each guest will have an ensuite double room, full English breakfast, mid- morning tea and biscuits, a delicious lunch, afternoon tea and cake and a 3 course sumptuous dinner.

If you have never visited Chichester before it is a beautiful historic town situated on the south coast, with plenty of interesting quirky unique shops.

Our Aims

Your overlocker may be a tool you already love or it may be a machine that sits in the corner gathering dust, our aim is to help you rekindle your love and experiment with your overlocker,in the first afternoon we will explain the workings of the overlocker and you will get to make a simple ‘T’shirt that we will have prepared for you to make. For the rest of the sewing tme we have chosen to use the Tilly and the Buttons Stretch book as our inspiration for the designs we will be making on the retreat. On  full payment you will recieve your own copy  to keep and enjoy beforehand allowing you time to decide on the garments you would like to make, (we aim to be making two garments over the course of the two full days sewing, however this is only an estimate depending on ability and speed of work as some of the designs take up more or less time)  Understandibly you are welcome to bring along your own commercial pattern for stretch knits if you prefer. For those that wish, we will be bringing along optional fun projects for the evenings along with swapping ideas and plenty of treats for you, we intend for you to go home well and truly spoilt.

This fantastic 4 day 3 night break is £ 625 (inc full board, Tilly and the Buttons Stretch book and tutoring) drinks and materials are extra.

Join us on this fabulous experience on Monday 4th November – Thursday 7th November 2019 SOLD OUT 


Monday 18th -Thursday 21st November 2019

For further details please call:

Alison Warner 07786405213

To book please click the link below 

Booking terms and conditions relating solely to our Luxury Sewing Retreats.
Enrolment for these retreats can be made on our website or alternatively at Bobbin Sewing School, The Vine Yard, High Street, Stockbridge SO20 6HF, by payment of a non-refundable deposit of £150.00. The balance must then be paid no later than 2 months prior to the commencement of the chosen retreat, failing which the booking will be forfeited. Owing to the specific nature of these retreats our normal cancellation policy will not apply and no refunds will be available. Therefore we strongly recommend the purchase of your own holiday insurance in case cancellation is unavoidable.
In the unlikely event of us having to cancel a retreat then full refund of all monies paid will be made.


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