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Hen Parties

Brighton has long been the perfect hen party destination. Sew Retro host's fun crafty activities tailored to hen parties to ensure you all have a brilliant time and leave with a special memento of

your day. Our sewing parties provide wonderful memories for years to come!

.Parties are held in central Brighton or central Hove.


Choose from making knickers, bunting, fascinators or bespoke items – no prior sewing experience

is necessary for any of these activities as your experienced tutor Sarah will guide you through it all !


Cakes & Costs

Please email for prices per person to include an activity (choose from options below) and a cream tea.

Parties last around 3– 4 hours. There is lots of easy parking and good links with public transport.

Delicate and delicious finger sandwiches are served on wholemeal bread, including; egg and cress, cheese and ham, coronation chicken, tuna sweet corn mayo, hummus and roast vegetables, brie

and cranberry, cheese and home-made pickle.

Followed by freshly baked scones with jam and clotted cream.


Lastly, mouth-watering home made cakes, including lemon drizzle, chocolate cake, carrot cake,

and coffee walnut cake, beautifully baked and presented on vintage china.  (You are welcome to

bring you own sparking wine at no extra cost.)

Weather permitting the retro cream tea can be taken in the garden.

Let's make knickers...

Make your own unique pair of knickers at our most popular Hen Party, with lots of laughter and cheeky fun along the way!


Sew Retro supplies all the materials, equipment and tuition, with a choice of 100% silk fabric in great plain colours or 100% cotton fabric, with some wonderful vintage prints to choose from.

Each hen will leave with a unique pair of customised vintage style knickers, and the skills to make many more. No two pairs ever look the same, let your imagination run wild!


No sewing experience is necessary, your tutor will be on hand throughout to guide you through or help provide inspiration.




We were a hen party of nine and we all absolutely loved making our knickers. As all sewing novices, Sarah had the patience of a saint walking around and helping us all. We all walked away with a new pair of knickers and smiles on our faces. A brilliant way to spend the afternoon, a good giggle and healthy competition :-). Would definitely recommend....     


Let's make bunting...

Bunting makes any event a celebration! Work together and create your very own bespoke bunting at your Hen Party to decorate the wedding venue.

We will work with you before the session to help select stunning fabrics, trims, and delightful haberdashery, all tailored to co-ordinate with the wedding theme and colour scheme.


On the day all the hens will be shown how to sew and make the bunting, leaving with the skills

to make more for their own future parties and celebrations to come! This is a fun Hen Party option that gets everyone together for a creative and memorable day.


Thank you Sew Retro for the most fabulous Hen party activity this weekend. You looked after us all so well in your lovely home, I really cant thank you enough. From all the preparation, colour swatches, cake order, time changes, through to finishing off the last strip of bunting for us, you were fantastic! We all had such a great time, making bunting, while chatting, eating delicious cream teas out of beautiful china cups… generally having a lovely girly time. I can't

wait to put up the gorgeous bunting over the wedding venue in June! Thank you Sarah, I can't recommend this as a group girly activity enough!     


Let's make fascinators...

Make your own stunning fascinators using feathers, fabrics, bases, ribbons, vintage buttons and much more. Wear them for a fabulous night out, or even at the wedding!


You and your hens will be shown how to make your own professionally finished fascinators, using a variety of constructing and assembling techniques.


Sew Retro provides all the materials and equipment you need in a wide range of colours, with examples to inspire you.

If you or anyone in the group has particular colours in mind let us know beforehand and we can bring along coordinating bits and pieces. 


No sewing experience is necessary, your tutor will be on hand throughout to guide you through.

Bespoke Styles...

Have you got your own idea or inspiration for a sewing hen party?


The sky’s the limit! Release your creative talent and work with us to create a truly unique hen party, bespoke to your wishes. Any item can be made from the fabulously practical to the fabulously indulgent. 

Feel free to contact Sarah today to discuss your requirements.


Thank you to Sarah! We had the best time at the weekend making owl lavender bags, coin purses and 3D birds! Sarah you made our day and you have the patience of a saint! Thank you so much!”    


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