On this page you can find all current workshops planned at Handwerkstudio Leiden.


Workshop Serger

Location: Handwerkstudio Leiden, Vollersgracht 14
Date:11 November 2017
Time: 10:30am – 3pm (break 12:30pm – 1pm)

Costs: €75,- includes practice materials, coffee/tea/snack

Do you have a serger or are you thinking about expanding your sewing skills by getting one, but have no idea where to start? Come join us at the serger workshop and learn everything about threading and configuring the serger. The workshop price includes coffee, tea and a snack, as well as a bundle of practice fabrics. You can use the sergers at the Studio, or bring your own.

Would you like to follow the serger workshop but can’t make it to this date? Send us an email so we can plan another one.


Workshop Sign-Up

Please send an e-mail to filling out the following form:
Workshop: Serger Workshop
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Workshop Introduction to Pattern Drafting

Location: Handwerkstudio Leiden, Vollersgracht 14
Date: Saturday May 20, 2017
Time: 10am – 3pm (break noon – 1pm)

Costs: €65,- including sewing machine, materials, hand-out, coffee/tea/snack
Bring: 1 meter of fabric for the “end skirt”, please also bring or wear a pantyhose.

Note: Sewing Experience required (Basic 1 and Basic 2)!

Would you like to learn how to draft your own pattern that will fit smoothly around your unique measurements, and design your own clothing based on a basic pattern? Come join us at the Introduction to Pattern Drafting workshop, where Mardie will teach you how to draft a basic skirt pattern.You can adapt your basic pattern to create anything you like in your size – from A-line skirt to maxi skirt!

The workshop will start with a guide to taking measurements, and creating the first draft on paper. Then, we will sew 2 to 3 test skirts and learn to solve common fitting mistakes, which will also come in handy for sewing with regular patterns. Finally, we will sew the “end skirt” of your fashion fabric of choice, which will fit you perfectly.

More pattern drafting

Workshops for drafting a basic bodice, basic dress and basic trousers are being planned in 2017, and the dates will soon be put online. Please state your interest, it helps us plan! Send an email to

Workshop Sign-Up

Please send an e-mail to filling out the following form:
Workshop: Pattern Drawing 18 March 2017
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