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Janome Training School, Stockport, Manchester JUNE




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Half Scale Dressmaking

Get to grips with darted tops, facings and princess line TUE patterns with tutor Celia Banks by making several simple outfits for a previously completed dressform. Students need to bring their half-scale forms and will work with half-scale patterns to produce a simple shell top with facings, a classic straight skirt with zip and waistband, and a princess line dress. Book direct with Celia by calling 07790 036975 or email celia. Price: £70

Spend an exciting day with tutor Ann White, unravelling the mysteries of how to use an array of interesting feet and accessories, whilst creating a sample piece during the day. This can then be made up later into a project of your choice. A kit will also be supplied with everything needed. Book direct with Janome by calling 0161 666 6006 or email Price: £70




Using Decorative Stitches for Fabric Design

TOP Tutor Jayne Emerson has sold DESIGNER her fabric designs TUITION to companies ranging from Calvin Klein to John Lewis for the past 20 years. In this masterclass she will bring her archive of swatches for inspiration and guide you through her techniques to make unique designs, using a variety of decorative machine stitches. Book direct with Jayne by calling 07809 142088 or email Price: £70


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Make Your Own Handmade Jeans

If you’ve ever wanted to make own jeans but not been SUN your sure how to start, this two-day workshop has got you covered. You will get to choose from two Closet Case Patterns to make up – the Ginger Jeans (skinny or regular fit) or the Morgan Jeans (boyfriend fit). You will then be taught all the techniques to create an authentic look including topstitching, inserting a fly zip, sewing belt loops and adding rivets. Price: £140

Overlocking for Beginners – Make a Cowl Scarf

Learn how to set up an overlocker to sew and finish your makes SAT quickly and professionally. Tutor Sarah Wadey will take you through threading up your machine, setting the tension and differential feed working through a variety of different stretch and woven fabrics. You will then make a cowl scarf to practice your skills and learn how to neatly finish off your overlocking. Everything needed is included in the price. Price: £40



Carry All Bag


In this class you’ll get to make a versatile, fully-lined bag with a sturdy reinforced base, strong woven tape straps, plus inside and outside pockets. Among the techniques covered, you’ll be shown how to cut out fabrics using a template, sewing interfacing, inserting a long zip, adding a lining and making patch pockets. You will need to bring some fabrics and interlining, but everything else that’s required is included in the fee. Price: £60



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