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C200314-Clone your Closet at Bamber Sewing Machines

  • Clone your Closet at Bamber Sewing Machines

    £49.50per half metre

    Date & Time: Sat 14 March 2020, 13.00-17.00

    Sessions: 1

    Tutor: Jeanette Archer

    Places Remaining: 1

    Skill level: Advanced Beginner

    Venue: Bamber Sewing Machines

    Stock: 1



    You know THAT item in your wardrobe? It’s your wear-it-every-day, so-blimmin-comfortable, wish-I’d-bought-three absolute favourite. But it has seen better days and you’re feeling anxious about its inevitable demise. Well now you can clone that clothing!

    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)!

    Our expert dressmaker, Jeanette Archer, will teach you how to make a pattern from your favourite garments without having to hack them to pieces, be they dresses, t-shirts, trousers or skirts.

    You'll learn how to trace your garment and recognise the basic shapes that make up a paper pattern, transfer details like darts, pleats, pockets etc. and add information like notches, grainlines and labelling to go home with a complete hand drafted copycat pattern. 

    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. Some knowledge of sewing patterns would be an added bonus but not essential.

    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 Clone your Closet  

    You’ll need to bring one or two existing garments from your ‘closet’ along to the course, and you’ll choose just one to trace on the day. Please do not bring anything too large or with lots of parts, for example a ball gown or shirt, as there will not be enough space or time to complete.

    All materials and equipment are supplied for this workshop and are included in the price.

    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.

    Bamber Sewing Machines Venue Information including directions and parking.

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