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D200606-Sew your own Tunic Dress or Top at Bamber Sewing Machines

  • D200606-Sew your own Tunic Dress or Top at Bamber Sewing MachinesD200606-Sew your own Tunic Dress or Top at Bamber Sewing MachinesD200606-Sew your own Tunic Dress or Top at Bamber Sewing Machines

    Sew your own Tunic Dress or Top at Bamber Sewing Machines

    £77.50per half metre

    Date & Time: Sat 6 June 2020, 10.30-17.00

    Sessions: 1

    Tutor: Alison Leese & Jeanette Archer

    Places Remaining: 3

    Skill level: Advanced Beginner

    Venue: Bamber Sewing Machines

    Stock: 3



    Wardrobe staples have a special place in every girl’s heart, but what about making one for yourself. This fashion focused tunic dress, with a flattering boat neck, is the perfect everyday wear. Sew it in bold and bright or pretty and floral, the choice is yours and what’s more it will be sewn in a day.

    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)!

    It’s the perfect project if you’re a wannabee dressmaker as you’ll learn how to use a pattern block and cut your fabric correctly. We’ll also guide you through heaps of dressmaking skills including hems, seams and bust darts.

    Designed to be the perfect versatile wear, you can choose your own tunic length – either dress or top length and your length of sleeve. Finally get to grips with constructing your dress and inserting sleeves, as well as using one of our Janome overlockers for a professional finish.

    We love this project and your wardrobe will too.

    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 Tunic Dress or Top 

    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 for a top and 2.5m for a dress of either 150cm or 115cm wide fabric, please avoid bulky, stretchy or slippery fabrics; light to medium weight woven cotton is ideal.

    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 bust circumference measures outside the range 84cm - 125cm 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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