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The Petersfield Sewing Bee – Herne Farm – Sun 30th July

Sun July 30, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

- £45.00

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.

Lunch break

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
  • Pins
  • Spare machine needles, bobbins etc
  • Packet Lunch (or purchase from shop)

We will provide:

  • Overlockers
  • Irons & ironing boards
  • Threads
  • 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.



Sun July 30, 2023
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS and Information to help you enjoy your workshop with us:


Lavant Street – restricted to 30 mins only, perfect to drop your machine off if you’re bringing your own. Disabled Blue Badge holders – unlimited parking.

Nearest Car Park – Swan Street Car Park, GU32 3DF – walk through the alleyway by Salon 16 to Lavant Street.

Saturday Parking – use the railway station car park as it is cheaper if parking all day!


Tea, coffee, water, biscuits etc available throughout your workshop

We have a separate lunch area for you to take a proper break during full day classes. Please feel free to bring your own lunch or we will place an order for you from Madeline’s Deli – this really is a treat and something for everyone!

Machines and Equipment:

We have everything available for you to use, unless separately specified for you to bring your own overlocker etc. Please feel free to bring your own sewing box if preferred.

Thread is available, unless a specific colour is needed, in which case we suggest you purchase one from our shop.

You will be offered a 10% discount on all fabric purchased during your workshop so its a good time to stock up for your next project.

We use lovely Janome sewing machines which are easy to use, have a speed control and thread cutter function. We have various other machines for you to use on request too, such as wide arm computerised machines for you to test out and enjoy whilst on your workshop

General Info:

Our aim is for you to learn skills and have fun whilst in our workshops. It is important that you feel comfortable to work at your own pace, please be advised that occasionally you may not completely finish your project but we will always support you with advise and instructions to complete what you started.

Workshop Bookings – Terms and Conditions

Booking our classes is similar to making a theatre booking, regardless of your attendance the ‘show must go on’ , therefore classes are non-refundable and sadly there are no catch-up opportunities for missed sessions. Please do check your diary carefully  before you book a class.

Workshop bookings require payment in full.

Alternatively bookings can be made in the shop with payment via cash, voucher or card or over the phone.

Gift Voucher bookings can be made by using the Voucher Payment method on the checkout page and quoting the Gift Voucher number and value in the notes section.

Workshop Cancellation – by our Creative Customers

If you have to cancel your workshop please notify Sew Creative as soon as possible by telephone: 01730 858020, then please confirm in writing by emailing us at info@sewcreative.org.uk

Workshop fees are non-refundable unless we cancel (see below)

You may transfer your workshop (subject to a £15 administration charge) to another of our workshops as long as we have 14 days notice. Alternatively, you may arrange to send an acquaintance in your place.

We do understand that sometimes you might have to cancel at late notice and we will do our best to re-fill you place by re-listing on our website, checking a waiting list, promoting late availability on our Social media pages and attempt to resell your space. If your space sells we will inform you by email after the class runs.

No refunds are given to those who fail to attend a workshop.

Workshop Cancellation – by Sew Creative

We will endeavour to run every published workshop, however there may be times, due to impracticalities, sickness or other unforeseen circumstances that we will cancel the workshop. In these instances you may transfer to any other workshops available. All payments received will be carried over to a new booking or a full refund offered.

We reserve the right to cancel any workshop at short notice. In this event you will be notified as soon as possible via telephone and/or email.