If you are looking for a unique way to celebrate a hen do, baby shower, special birthday or team building event we can arrange a bespoke vintage themed sewing party for you.
Get creative and have fun making beautiful items you can take home and have a unique, handmade, keepsake to remind you of your party! We have sewing craft activities to suit beginners to the more advanced. To add to the experience you can enjoy a delicious afternoon tea served on our stunning vintage china and perhaps a couple of glasses of fizz?!
We are a portable business therefore we are able to bring the majority of the workshops and all our equipment and fabrics to you at most locations (provided we feel they are suitable to accommodate equipment etc). So if you have a pre organised venue such as your own home, a hired weekend cottage, pub or hotel there will be a ‘Craftea’ day for you! Equally we have a number of venues around the North West that we can recommend for your event.
As our sewing parties are bespoke all our prices will be quoted on request.
We have a huge selection of carefully sourced vintage and contemporary fabrics, ribbons, trims and buttons galore which will be all brought along for you rumage through to use. Most of our sewing activities do not require any previous sewing experience but equally we can always teach trickier techniques for the more experience crafters!
We want your vintage party to be as authentic, fun, unique and special as possible therefore we have teamed up with the fabulous Alice Bodley from Alices' Vintage Pantryand Sharron Murray from Ta Dah Hair and Makeup. Together we have created 'Your Vintage Party', a fantastic party experience with all the glamour and prettiness of past eras! Imagine how special your vintage party will be when you can make beautiful vintage inspired crafts, induldge in afternoon tea and fizz, have your make-up done and your hair beautifully styled with a vintage makeover, or have your nails perfectly painted. To add an even more glamorous twist and to record your day you can choose to have a 'pin up' photoshoot! We can also style the venue for you with an array of vintage props and pretty details. Watch this space for a link to our new website soon!
Craft Party Activity List
(All times quoted are approximate more time will be needed if you are having afternoon tea and makeovers!)
All equipment and fabrics are provided.
- Lacey Garters (3 hours)- Choose from a large selection of vintage inspired laces, trims, buttons and trinkets. The bride could make her ‘something blue’ for the big day or join in with the hens and go saucy with coloured laces. A fab accessory to complete your vintage pin up photoshoot! You will learn the basics of using a sewing machine (how to thread a machine, straight stitching and back stitch) No previous sewing experience needed!
- Hanging Hearts (3 hours) - Choose from a large selection of vintage inspired fabrics, trims, ribbons, buttons, sequins and beads. The gorgeous hearts are great for wedding venue details, home decor or to give as a gift. You will learn the basics of using a sewing machine (how to thread a machine, straight stitching and back stitch) choose between a dried lavender or toy stuffing. No previous sewing experience needed!
- Fabric & ribbon flower corsages (2 hours) - This is a great workshop for large groups as no sewing machines are required! Choose from a large selection of vintage inspired fabrics, trims, buttons, sequins and beads. Hannah will demonstrate 2 different techniques of making corsages one with ribbons and one with fabric both options with pin brooch/hair clip or headband backs. Co-ordinate them with your wedding outfits to wear on the big day! The perfect accessory to complete your vintage pin up photoshoot too! No previous sewing experience needed!
- Frilly Knickers (4 hours) - The ultimate vintage pin up attire! Choose from a large selection of vintage inspired fabrics, laces, ribbons and trims. Learn pattern laying & cutting skills, how to construct your knickers and decoration techniques. Basic sewing machine skills needed.
If none of the above are exactly what you are looking for please get in touch to discuss your requirements as we are always keen to add more workshop options to our list! We also have good contacts with other experienced designer makers and crafters who might be able to offer you what you want!
As all our workshops are created specifically to your needs, numbers and location, prices will be quoted on request.