Learn to sew… and relax £500

Sewing can be a wonderful way to relax after a stressful day or week… Learn a new hobby and relax in our comfortable home in the French countryside…

This holiday is 7 nights/6 days long, with 3 days in the Studio.

COST: £500 or

            £450 each if you bring one friend, £350 each if you bring two…

NEXT DATE:       Sat 21st October to Sat 28th October.

The holiday will also run on:

                                            5th – 12th March 2018


                                        5th – 12th October 2018

      If neither of these dates is convenient for you, please contact me at: info@lejardinduberger.com” 

These holidays – with 3 days sewing included – do NOT include airport transfers, nor do they include any day/half day trips out. You will need to hire a car – or drive here in your own car – because we are situated in the countryside.

This holiday assumes no knowledge of using a sewing machine. It is variation on the “Learn to Sew in France” holiday – fewer Studio days, more time to relax and explore, but still the chance to learn new skills. 


      • to thread and use a domestic sewing machine
      • about the different basic stitches and the tension
      • how to sew straight and accurately
      • the importance of pressing during manufacture
      • the importance of accurate cutting
      • stitching a seam and a hem
      • appliqué
      • couching with ribbon
      • making and attaching a patch pocket
      • using bias binding
      • attaching a lining


  • tote bag
  • tea towel
  • apron

ITINERARY: You may need to be flexible when choosing which days to have as “Sewing Days” so I can plan my time.

SEWING DAY 1 – You’ll get to grips with the basics – using a sewing machine, threading, stitching straight, understanding the settings and dials. You will make a pincushion and a tea towel using your new skills!

SEWING DAY 2 – Today you will make a lined tote bag, decorated with appliqué. This will further practice your cutting, sewing and pressing skills!Applique tote bag

SEWING DAY 3 – You will make an apron decorated with strips of ribbon. The product includes a creating and attaching a lined patch pocket, and bias binding, turning a hem and securing ties


  1. Studio times – please see the detailed description for an explanation. The supervised studio times are usually 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm, but some days may finish a little earlier. Obviously, you can have tea/coffee breaks when you wish! You’re very welcome to use the studio yourself out of these times.
  2. Some fabrics/threads etc will be provided, others you will need to bring with you – please email me for further information.
  3. Accommodation will be single occupancy of a double room with private/en-suite shower room/wc*. Please see the “Accommodation” tab for details, but we have two ground floor rooms ( Ouessant and Merino) and one first floor room (Rambouillet). If you take up the special offer and bring two friends, you will each have single occupancy of a double room but will share 2 shower rooms/toilets. (The 3rd room is our lovely large room “Jacob”).
  4. Meals – The holiday is self-catering – there is a large, open-plan kitchen/dining/sitting room and full cooking facilities.
  5. Numbers – We can accommodate 3 residential guests in single occupancy double rooms. However, if you are travelling with a friend or partner – participating or not – we can of course accommodate them too. Please contact me directly to discuss your requirements. Non-residential “students” may also join the group, but the max. numbers on this course is 6.


  1. Flights to and from the UK and transfers to/from the accommodation.
  2. Meals.
  3. Holiday insurance.

Please contact me for further information: info@lejardinduberger.com

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