Sewing Patterns Decoded

Sewing Patterns Decoded
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Sewing Patterns Decoded


Date & Time: Sat 13 Nov 2021, 9.00-11.00

Product Code: CPattern211113

Sessions: 1

Tutor: Alison Leese

Places available: 3

Skill level: Beginner

Venue: Bamber Sewing Machines



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

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!

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.

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.

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

Tea and coffee will be available at the workshop and you are welcome to bring along your own refreshments.

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