Passionate sewing teachers in Brighton & Hove
Who's it For? For 'Improver' & above: Suitable for improving beginners and above who have previously: - used & threaded up a sewing machine - sewn following a seam allowance - made at least one small item like a bag or cushion - but may need a reminder of all of the above skil On this kimono making workshop you will: - Choose your pattern size - Trace off your take-home pattern from our master patterns onto dot & cross pattern paper (included in workshop price) - Pin pattern to fabric, cut out - Sew up your robe - learning various essential sewing techniques along the way: seams to a set seam allowance, zig-zag stitch to stop fraying, making and turning through a tie-belt, pressing and sewing a pocket (optional add another pocket at home - hip or ) & turning/sewing hems and cuffs - You'll feel much more confident using patterns & putting garments together. - Leave with a fabulous finished kimono robe & the pattern make more at home in different colours and fabrics! Instruction hando...
About your Mentor
About your Mentor
Laura Cole taught Textiles at Varndean School in Brighton for 12 years and recently resigned from that job to become a self-employed bag maker again, selling her upcycled designs at Craft Fairs such as Craftaganza in Brighton. She has a degree in 3 D design from Brighton Uni. She has also worked for the Brighton Pavilion restoring Queen Victoria's bed and drapes and made costumes for film and stage. Her current work can be viewed at on Instagram here or selling at Appendage in Kensington Gardens. Laura teaches Stitch Classes, Sew a Rucksack workshop, Replicate Your Clothes, Sew a Coatigan, Kimono Robe Sewing Workshop, Ultimate Aboslute Beginner's Sewing Day, Hen Parties and 1-2-1 lessons.
What you’ll need
INGREDIENTS - Fabric - (optional contrast band & belt) washed, ironed, folded and pinned - Thread - (optional) Glasses for close-up work if needed; Snacks WORKSHOP PREPARATION TO DO AT HOME: Wash and iron (on the reverse side) your fabric before the workshop Fold your fabric in half lengthways with the print on the outside (i.e. wrong sides together), pop a few pins in to secure it and then roll or fold up to bring with you ready to lay pattern and cut out. MAIN FABRIC TO BUY: Choose a non stretch, light to medium weight, 100% cotton fabric that doesn't need pattern matching* because cotton is easiest to work with and means you will complete your garment in the session. (You will take pattern home so you can make one in a different fabric at home.) - If fabric is less than 150cm wide, buy a 4m length** (minimum width 112cm) - If fabric is 150cm wide (or wider) buy a 3m length** (these measurements include a 10% allowance for shrinkage when fabric is washed) * Buy fabric that doesn...
Coronavirus safety measures
Staying safe in class during Covid-19 Hi everyone! Hope you're all keeping well. In line with the latest goverment guidance we have put some measures together in a way that feels the safest in order to avoid tranmission of Covid-19. Please read about this below. New! We are now serving complimentary tea, coffees, squash, herb teas and water in classes again : ) Page updated 28th July 2021 Sew In Brighton Covid-19 Classroom Safety Measures in place currently: Distancing: We aim to ensure a minumim of 1m social distancing between student workstations. The very nature of sewing means you need space and each person will have their own table (measuring at least 1m by 60cm). If you would like a greater degree of distancing from other students than the default, please speak to your teacher on arrival and we can seat you somewhere with more space or a desk screen. Please don't be worried about asking, we totally understand and you can even email us here beforehand to request this if you pr...
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£68 with Early-bird saving which is available up to 1 month before sewing course starts.
• No refunds are given except in the case of a cancellation by the Mentor.