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D200509-Sew your own Capri Trousers at Bamber Sewing Machines

  • Sew your own Capri Trousers at Bamber Sewing Machines

    £77.50per half metre

    Date & Time: Sat 9 May 2020, 10.30-17.00

    Sessions: 1

    Tutor: Alison Leese & Jeanette Archer

    Places Remaining: 4

    Skill level: Advanced Beginner

    Venue: Bamber Sewing Machines

    Stock: 4



    Look every inch the cool cat in your own pair of handmade, perfectly fitted capri pants. You’re already no stranger to a sewing machine but by the end of this course you’ll be able to sew waist darts, put in a waist facing, sew in a clever invisible side zip, and conjure a lovely fitted, tapered leg.

    Based at Bamber Sewing Machines, you’ll find like-minded classmates; expert tutors and all the fabrics, trims, patterns and sewing tools you could wish for (plus sewing machines and overlockers for those wishing to invest heavier)!

    What’s more you’ll get a truly professional finish while learning to use one of our Janome overlockers. 

    Make a classic cigarette pant in a slimming solid black for a wardrobe classic, or pick a bold pattern and express your individuality!

    Now step daintily into your best ballerina flats and sashay off to a bar where they play jazz, serve martinis and pretend to read Jack Kerouac.

    As this is not a beginner’s workshop, you must already have some experience on a sewing machine or have attended one of our Beginner sewing workshops.

    Ministry of Craft customers get 10% discount on the wide range of fabrics, haberdashery and sewing patterns at Bamber Sewing Machines and there are various discounts available on their sewing machines and overlockers. Discount codes and other offers from our other crafty friends will be emailed with your booking confirmation.

    If the above date is not suitable or sold out, please have a look at our alternative dates or contact us with the course name and we will get in touch if a place becomes available or when the next date goes on sale.


    What to bring for Sew your own Capri Trousers 

    If you order fabric from our online fabric shop, it will be waiting for you in our classroom on the day of your course or buy from Bamber Sewing Machines and get 10% off.

    You will need 2m of 150cm wide fabric or 2.3m of 115cm wide fabric, please avoid bulky, stretchy or slippery fabrics; light to medium weight woven cotton is ideal.

    A 23cm (9") concealed/invisible zip (be careful not to pick up a standard zip).

    20cm of fusible interfacing (this can be bought from Bamber Sewing Machines on the day).

    Matching sewing thread. 

    Contact us before the course if your hip circumference measures outside the range 88cm - 112cm so we can ensure there is a pattern block made in your size and so we can advise how much fabric to bring.

    This workshop is part of a Sew Social day, there may be a short wait if the tutor needs to demonstrate a technique required for a different garment. It is, however, a great opportunity to pick up additional skills and chat about what others are doing.

    Our sponsors, Janome, supply computerised sewing machines (CLX301) and where required overlockers (6234XL). Unfortunately, it is not possible to bring in your own machines.

    Tea and coffee will be available at the workshop and there will be a break to eat, so please bring along some lunch or pop out to a local cafe.

    Bamber Sewing Machines Venue Information including directions and parking.

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