Sew your own Kimono

Sew your own Kimono
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Sew your own Kimono


Date & Time: Sat 16 Dec 2023, 12.00-17.00

Product Code: Dkimono

Sessions: 1

Tutor: Alison Leese

Places available: 1

Skill level: Advanced Beginner

Venue: Home Studio Chorlton



A kimono is perfect for swanning around the house, covering up in the sun or channeling your inner bohemian at festivals.

You’ll learn how to finish the raw edges of your fabric using self made bias binding and to sew smooth seams and ripple-free hems. What’s more you’ll get a truly professional finish while learning to use one of our Janome overlockers. To complete the look you’ll make an optional tie to wear around your middle or even wear in your hair should your inner bohemian get its own way.

A light to medium weight woven cotton fabric such as lawn, is ideal for a good drape. If you want the challenge of a slippery fabric such as crepe, viscose or satin, please let us know as we may need to allocate more time (see 'Additional Information' for fabric quantity to bring).

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.

Based at Bamber Sewing Machines, Ministry of Craft customers get 10% discount on the wide range of fabrics, haberdashery and sewing patterns and there are various discounts available on their sewing machines and overlockers.

If you have any week-day availability to attend a smaller class in Chorlton please get in touch to arrange a date.

If the above date is not suitable or sold out and there are no alternative dates showing below, contact us with the workshop name, so we can let you know if a place becomes available or when the next date goes on sale.

If you would like to purchase this workshop as a gift, please contact us with the workshop name and date or go to our Gift a Workshop page.

You will need to bring the following to the workshop:

3m of either 150cm or 115cm wide fabric, please note, the sleeve length may be slightly shorter on narrower width fabrics.

Matching sewing thread.

Contact us before the course if your bust measurement is larger than 122cm so we can ensure there is a pattern block made in your size and so we can advise how much fabric to bring.Matching sewing thread.

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 (230DC) 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 you can pop out to a local deli.

Home Studio Chorlton Venue Information including directions and parking.

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