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  • Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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    MINISTRYMAKES WINNER - NOVEMBER

    MINISTRYMAKES WINNER - NOVEMBER

    MINISTRYMAKES WINNER - NOVEMBER Christine attended our Sew Social workshop and made this incredible vintage Vogue dress (V8999). The dress required a mere 6m of fabric! Christine made a head start before the class by cutting out and sewing together all of the many panels in the skirt, just leaving an opening for a side zip. It didn't take Christine long to make the bodice up, then with the help of our tutor, Jeanette, the skirt and bodice were fitted together and on Chr ..

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  • Tuesday, November 22, 2016

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    Tailors Ham Tutorial by Jeanette Archer

    Tailors Ham Tutorial by Jeanette Archer

    Tailors Ham Tutorial by Jeanette Archer Materials: ½ metre of calico Fat Quarter of Quilting weight cotton Matching sewing thread Sawdust Equipment: Fabric scissors Fabric marker Pins Sewing Machine Iron and ironing board Instructions: 1. Draw your ‘ham shape ‘onto stiff paper or card. Ours measures 21 x 26 cms, you can use a plate to draw around to curve the edges, remember to make the top narrower than the bottom ..

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  • Monday, November 14, 2016

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    Christine's Story

    Christine's Story

    Christine has now attended 3 workshops with us and we are so glad she has shared her story below with us. It really goes to show how sewing can have a very postive effect on your well-being, you can follow Christine's project on Instagram @Anti_Hermit_Plan. Christmas 2015 was miserable; my mum died recently which made Christmas Day strange, and then I was laid up with bad flu from Boxing Day until early January. Whilst lying on the sofa, feeling sorry for myself, I decid ..

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  • Friday, November 11, 2016

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    MINISTRY MAKES

    MINISTRY MAKES

    What have you all been sewing lately? Here's a little update on my sewing adventures! Yet another twist on our twist tunic dress! I wanted to make a tunic style denim dress to layer over a tee and tights for the winter. The denim I used was the one from our online shop (/shop/fabric) from Jane Makower, it has a lovely soft feel and worked well, although I can tell it is going to crease during wear. I dropped the sleeves and bound the armholes and added a separate section to t ..

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  • Tuesday, November 01, 2016

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    #MINISTRYMAKES WINNER - OCTOBER

    #MINISTRYMAKES WINNER - OCTOBER

    MINISTRYMAKES WINNER - OCTOBER Well done to Angela, who, since completing our 4-week evening Introduction to Sewing workshop (http://www.ministryofcraft.co.uk/workshops/chorlton-courses) in Chorlton, has been making bunting for her daughter’s room and for Christmas, and cushions in Matilda fabric for a friend. Angela is just getting settled into a new job but has promised to be back soon. A six-month subscription to Love Sewing Magazine is on the way to Angela. There are s ..

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