Adult and Child Workshop

Adult and Child Workshop

Next date: Saturday 4th April 2020

Venue: Youth in Romsey, SOUTHAMPTON ROAD, SO51 8AF (map).


Time: 10am – 1pm

Cost: £45 for each adult and child pair, to include materials.


This is an opportunity for different generations to work together to learn a new skill and to help you reduce your single use plastic also! It is suitable for absolute beginners and those who lack confidence with a sewing machine to learn basic skills ; although probably suited to aged 8 and above.  Please don’t feel excluded if you do already have sewing skills though. You will each make a lunch bag and sandwich wrap, similar to below. All skills will be demonstrated giving full consideration to the safe use of all equipment, however, the children will be under the supervision of their accompanying adult. All materials will be provided.

To Book

Please email or call 07753261300 to book a place and for payment details.

Payment and refund policy

A £10 deposit is required to secure each couple’s place and is non refundable should you wish to cancel. Please make full payment of £45 by Saturday 28th March (or one week before the workshop), and note it is non refundable after this time. Failure to make full payment by this date will mean your place is offered on. However, you may transfer your booking onto another pair at anytime before the workshop date. In the unlikely event there are insufficient bookings for the course to be viable I will notify you by Thursday 2nd April (or 2 days prior to the workshop) and refund all course fees immediately.

Class size: 6 adult and child pairings, i.e. 12 altogether

Skills you will learn:

Basic skills that can be used in most sewing projects.

  • Brief understanding of how the machine works
  • Adjusting of tension
  • Threading of the sewing machine
  • Selecting stitches
  • Sewing accurately in straight lines
  • use of zig zag to create an appliqué
  • Use of woven fabric
  • Cutting out a project
  • sewing a plain seam
  • making a pocket
  • creating a strap and sewing it on
  • creating a lining
  • Clipping and turning through
  • Top stitching
  • Using the iron for a professional finish.

What to bring:

I will have everything you need to make the lunch bag and sandwich wrap.

Sewing machine if you have one – I have some to use but it makes sense to become familiar with your own.

Sewing equipment – I bring everything we will need but you might like to bring basic sewing things you have, (see here for further suggestions).


These are examples of the items we will make.

The wrap and bag will be lined with waterproof and food safe PUL fabric.





This will also be insulated.