Sewing Retreat

The Brighton Sewing  Retreat

New Dates

19th, 20th & 21st September 2018

27th,28th & 29th March 2019


  Masterclass  Sewing Retreat


 ** MARCH 2018 RETREAT **

"5 star review from me! Claire's teaching was as brilliant as ever - she finds her way round awkward patterns, non standard figures and righting the odd student mistake without a raising an eyebrow or an intake of breath!!!! Additionally, the opportunity to bounce ideas (from internet security to french seams) off 17 other like minded ladies was quite inspirational. Such an informative masterclass on pressing, I am now making my multitude of pressing cloths (neatly) and hearing about the development of patterns for home dressmakers from Frances Tobin was so interesting. Non sewing activities were a great feature too - Freddy and his cocktails, shopping, taking the sea air, gym and spa facilities and sharing stories over delicious lunches, dinners and cakes - !!!! it would be hard to improve but knowing Claire I am guessing you'll have some new great ideas for next time - I'm in!!!!! " Wendy W


Three days of sewing, relaxing and socialising in beautiful Brighton

I will be creating a lovely sewing space in the Meeting Room at the Hotel which is light and airy with plenty of room for you to make a project of your choice.

I will be on hand to help with lots of tips and techniques; there will also be demonstrations and talks from myself and a guest speaker

Refreshments and a buffet lunch will be provided each day with afternoon tea on Friday before you head home.

You can choose to stay at the Hotel and enjoy breakfast (there will be a discount on room rates for those on the retreat)


What You Need To Bring : Sewing project including pattern, fabric & notions, sewing machine with leads and accessories, sewing box.

What I Will Provide :  Gift Bags, Overlockers, Irons & ironing Boards, pressing tools, haberdashery shop


How Each Day Will Go (ish) 

Day 1

10.00 - Welcome, Refreshments & Introductions - Discussion - The Vital Statistics

10.30 - Start Sewing Projects

13.00 - Buffet Lunch

13.45 - Work on Projects

15.00 - Refreshments

16.30 - End of Sewing Day

17.00 - Talk by guest speaker

19.00 - Welcome Drink in The Har-Bar

20.00 - Dinner in The Jetty Restaurant (optional)

Day 2

09.30 - Masterclass/Demonstration

10.00 - Sewing Projects

11.30 - Refreshments

13.00 - Lunch

13.45 - Work on Projects

15.00 - Refreshments

17.00 - End of Sewing Day

18.30 - Cocktail Making Masterclass

19.30 - Dinner arrangements to be confirmed

Day 3

09.30 - Sewing Projects

11.30 - Refreshments

13.00 - Buffet Lunch

13.45 - Sewing Projects

16.00 - Farewell Afternoon Tea


Timings are approximate with lots of fun things planned.  The cost of dinner is not included so eating at the hotel or offsite is up to you.  More information will be provided on booking


Level: All



Start/End time: 9.30am-5pm

Duration: 3 days

Tutor: Claire Tyler


The cost of the September Brighton Sewing Retreat will be £295


 Due to rising costs at the hotel the 2019 Retreats will see a slight increase to £310


To reserve your place please email me at 

I will then send details of accommodation discounts and more retreat details