The Secrets Of Sewing Lingerie

with Katherine Sheers. Upstairs at the Chapel.

Saturday 25th July 2015, 10am - 4pm

Learn to sew a beautiful pair of knickers, with international lingerie designer and co-author of The Secrets of Sewing Lingerie, Katherine Sheers.

This fun and informative workshop will give you a foundation of lingerie-making skills, leading you through each step in the process from measuring yourself and cutting out a pattern, to sewing French seams and attaching lingerie elastic. You’ll take away a finished pair of knickers in your size, a printed pattern and the know-how to make as many pairs as you want. Only basic sewing skills are required; as long as you feel comfortable sewing a straight stitch and a zigzag stitch on a sewing machine, everything else will be taught on the day.

You’ll be provided with a pretty, printed cotton fabric to make your knickers in the workshop, as well as gusset fabric, lingerie elastic, ribbons, thread and sewing notions. These knickers are infinitely versatile however, so once you’ve built your confidence sewing the first pair, there’ll be an inspiring selection of luxury fabrics, French lace trims and silk ribbons available for purchase at the end of the workshop.


All you’ll need to bring is a basic sewing machine (which can sew a straight stitch and a zigzag stitch) and a pair of fabric sheers (scissors). If you don’t have access to either of these, please let us know at the time of booking.


If you’d like to make these knickers for someone else, please advise us at the time of booking so we can send you instructions on how to measure your friend or family member. Alternatively, if you’d like to buy this workshop as a gift, let us know and we’ll send you a special gift voucher.

Katherine Sheers was raised in Abergavenny and studied Textile Design at Chelsea College of Art and the Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC, before going on to complete a first class degree in Contour Fashion at De Montfort University. She’s lived and worked as a lingerie and trim designer in London, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, China and most recently, NYC, where she was designing for a supplier to Victoria’s Secret. Her debut, co-authored, book The Secrets of Sewing Lingerie was published last October. She lives in The Black Mountains with her husband and daughter.

Threads and fabrics provided. Lunch, coffee and Tea. £70

To reserve a place or book for any of our events, please contact us on 01873 736430 or email