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C200425-Sewing Patterns Decoded at Bamber Sewing Machines

  • Sewing Patterns Decoded at Bamber Sewing Machines

    £25.00per half metre

    Date & Time: Sat 25 April 2020, 9.30-11.30

    Sessions: 1

    Tutor: Alison Leese

    Places Remaining: 2

    Skill level: Beginner

    Venue: Bamber Sewing Machines

    Stock: 2



    Now you’re confident on your sewing machine, it’s time to tackle sewing patterns head on…

    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)!

    If you’re wondering which pattern to choose, struggling to take accurate measurements or simply can’t make head or tail of the pattern envelope or markings, we’ll ‘decode’ all of these things and more.

    Start by understanding the ‘jargon’ used within a sewing pattern. Learn how to take body measurements to establish your pattern size and calculate fabric requirements. Then get practical by laying out a pattern piece and learn to pin, measure and transfer markings, as well as the basics of shortening, lengthening, enlarging and reducing pattern. 

    You’ll come away with all of the skills and know how you need to feel totally at home with commercial sewing patterns and we promise we’ll banish your pattern fears!

    Interested in creating your own personal fitted pattern blocks that you can use over and over again? Come back and extend your pattern knowledge further with any of our MADE TO MEASURE SKIRT, TROUSER OR BODICE PATTERN workshops.

    This workshop is suitable for complete beginners or for those looking to refresh their skills.

    Make a day of it and book on DRESSMAKING IN A DAY and we will also teach you the practical skills to make either a raglan sleeve top, pyjama bottoms, a girls dress or a wrap around skirt. 

    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 Sewing Patterns Decoded

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

    Tea and coffee will be available at the workshop.

    Bamber Sewing Machines Venue Information including directions and parking.

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