The Petersfield Sewing Bee is doing something different this year…
We invite you to Herne Farm Leisure Centre, Crundles, Petersfield GU31 4PJ with arrival from 9.30am for a welcome cuppa and get to know your fellow participants and volunteers.
With inspiration from The Great British Sewing Bee there are 2 challenges and these are suitable for all levels of sewists.
The aim, as always is to have fun and create WITHOUT stress!
Morning Challenge 1 – Team Transformation Challenge
Unlike the TV series, you are not alone – you will be in small groups and have 2 hours to get sewing and be creative according to the theme of the challenge. All fabrics, garments, trims etc will be available.
We have run these kind of team challenges before in the shop and we know they are great fun and you will be amazed with what you can create, even if you think you’re not very creative! The items created will be displayed in the shop after the event.
Afternoon Challenge 2 – Pattern Challenge
Just like the TV series, after lunch, you will be given a (very simple) pattern, lots of fabric choices and trims are included and once you know your pattern, you will be able to select these from our haberdashery. There will be time allocated to gather your fabric and to get yourself prepared before cutting out & sewing starts. The item made is yours to keep.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Please bring a packed lunch or pop to the co op next door where there will be plenty of sandwiches etc.
As with our usual Sewing Bee, there will be various winners and an awards ceremony will be held around 4pm. There are no formal judges as such, you will all be advised on the day how the voting will work.
We will showcase your creations in the shop window following the Sewing Bee event.
You will need to bring (make sure all named/labelled/ and obviously yours!):
- Your sewing machine, cable & foot pedal
- Various scissors
- Spare machine needles, bobbins etc
- Packet Lunch (or purchase from shop)
We will provide:
- Irons & ironing boards
- All fabrics & trims for both challenges
- Tables and chairs
- Tea, coffee, biscuits, cake
- Extension leads (but if you have one you could bring – that would be good too!)
- Emergency items such as spare sewing machines, scissors, pins, needles, bobbins, pinking shears,
Herne Farm Leisure Centre, GU31 4PJ is situated behind the co-op on Moggs Mead. It has a small car park to the front. We will be ready with the kettle on from 9.30am on Sunday 30th July.
Please let us know any special requests or mobility issues.