Mad March Hare – A fabric construction workshop

5.00 out of 5
4 customer reviews


Work with Gaye Parker in creating your own super cheeky but very smart tweed hare complete with jacket and tie.


Gaye Parker will lead you through constructing your handsome hare on day one and make up his felt jacket on day two.

The course will include:-

Pattern placement.

Sewing the hare by machine.

Finishing with hand sewing.

Turning narrow limbs with ease.

2 methods of jointing.

Stuffing to achieve a high quality finish.

How to add the features to the face including whiskers and posable ears.

Felt clothing construction.

Finishing and embellishing and getting him ready to hop off home with you!

Additional information


8th and 9th Nov 2021



skill level

Ideal for those confident with the sewing machine. not ideal for those with weak hands as the turning out of hare's limbs could be a bit of a struggle.


Please bring £12.50 to cover Gaye’s materials (listed below)

*Sharpie marker black fine.

*Sewing machine in good working order and knowledge of its use. (Straight stitch only is needed)

*a piece of tweed, no smaller than 22” wide and 1/2 metre (19.5”) . (I will bring some too as a back up in case yours is not suitable)

* Sewing thread to match your fabric to use on your sewing machine.

*An open toed foot for your machine is extremely useful.

*Good sharp scissors.

*Glasses if you wear them and thimble if you use one.

*General sewing kit.

* Notebook and biro.

* camera or smart phone.

If possible you can bring the following items but I will have some you can borrow:-

*Long (about 8”)flat ended screw driver or any stuffing tools you may have.

*Turning tubes. (6 mm wide ) 12” long and hollow. Brought from from model shops.

*Pliers needle nosed style. Or long nosed pliers. The finer the better.

*Clover ball point bradawl.( you can buy them at The Cheap shop if you want one.)

I will provide you with a kit on the day for £12 which will include:-

* The patterns which will be laminated and cut out.

* Doll needles

* Chop stick

* Stuffing

* Buttons

* Bead eyes

* Chenille sticks

  • Nose thread and bonded nylon threads.
  • Clock charm
  • Plastic pellets
  • Whiskers
  • Fabric stabiliser
  • Fur tail
  • 25mm joint
  • Felt for jacket ( bring your own if you prefer)

4 reviews for Mad March Hare – A fabric construction workshop

  1. 5 out of 5


    Is it possible to give this six stars out of five? Gaye deserves that at least for a totally fantastic workshop. She is so clever, kind, helpful, fun etc etc. Went home ied but so so happy and satisfied. A big thank you.

    • Alex

      Thank you Sheila xx

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jill Shaw (verified owner)

    This is a brilliant workshop Gaye is a very conscientious teacher who has so much time and patience for everyone. You learn to make the hare from start to finish and will go home with a completed one and confident to make another at home. Excellent value for money.

    • Alex

      thank you Jill x

  3. 5 out of 5

    Katia Jardine (verified owner)

    Brilliant workshop, can’t recommend it enough, great teacher and very enjoyable. High quality materials to produce a beautifully finished hare with top coat and cravat.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Penny (verified owner)

    I’ve waited a long time for this course and was worried it would never happen because of Covid. But it has and it was GREAT.

    Alex has been amazing in re-configuring her Studio to be Covid secure – thank you. Gay was brilliant as a Tutor – kept us all moving at our own pace and at the end of it I (and every one else) had the most amazing hare. If you get a chance do this course – you too could have a new best friend – Mr Hare. Thank you both for two great Covid safe days.

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