In this 2.5 hour bitesized workshop you will learn how to make a beautiful, draped kimono or boxed sleeve jacket.
1. Choose to make either a box sleeved Kimono, or a batwing Kimono
2. Placing your pattern on the fabric for marking
3. Cutting out
4. Sampling your stitches on the sewing machine
5. Understanding seam allowances
6. Pinning correctly
7. Constructing your kimono
8. Using the overlocker
9. Pressing / ironing correctly
This is a one size fits all pattern, as this is a bitesize 2.5 hour workshop, no amendments can be made to the pattern.
Your safety is important to us!
We will now be reducing the size of the workshop from 6 people to 3 people per class, to adhere to the social distancing measures. As we are reducing the class numbers, it is important that students adhere and respect our cancellation policy, until we can get business back to normal, and teach at the required capacity.
On entering, we will have sanitiser stations for you to to freshen up. All machinery, sewing stations, and tools you will be using, will be sanitised before you arrive, and between each session.
At your sewing station you will also have sanitiser wipes, should you feel you need to use them.
Our lavatories are communal, but they will be supplied with santiser wipes, hand wash and disposable towels
What do I need to bring?
2 metres of 150cm wide fabric of your choice
If you are new to sewing, please do not use silky or soft, floaty fabrics, you will find these too difficult to sew.
Sequinned fabrics or velvet fabrics are not suitable for this workshop.
The best fabrics for beginners are cottons, linens, soft wools. If you need assistance, please contact the studio.
Your fabric must be no shorter (in width) than 140cm, or the pattern will not fit onto the fabric.
We do have fabrics in-house to choose from which can be bought for £12 for the required 2 metres. If you bring fabric that is too short in width, or you do not bring fabrics, you will need to purchase fabric in-house.
Unfortunately we can not reschedule or refund people that do not bring the required fabrics for their session.
Do I need to provide information before I attend?
No, just book your place and turn up on the day!.
Please note: Doors close 15 minutes after the start time on all workshops.
We do ask our attendees to be on time. As we will not be able to go over missed content, health and safety once missed. We have had an issue with a lot of people all arriving at different times, which disrupts the teaching, leaves us with less time to teach, and not completing the workshop. Which in turn, leaves us with complaints from people who have arrived on time. So we are very strict with our door closing policy.
This is a 2.5 hour workshop. Classes start promptly, so make sure you are on time.
Please make sure you give yourself plenty of time to find the studio.
Doors close 15 minutes after the start time and latecomers will not be admitted.
This workshop is suitable for 14 years and above. All students under the age of 17, must be accompanied by a participating adult.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
2½ hours (flexible times to suit)
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