Making Children’s Clothes

£65.00
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During this day session learn how to make a simple pinafore dress or classic pair of overalls for your favourite little one! We will be using patterns by Minikrea, a Scandanavian brand that create fun and stylish designs for children.


This class is suitable for those who can thread up a sewing machine and know the basics of machine sewing, if you have already completed our single session Introduction to Machine Sewing class then this course would be perfect to follow on.


You will master the following techniques in class:


Tracing off patterns & adding seam allowances

Learn about the traits of woven fabrics (granlines & selvedges)

Understanding commercial dressmaking patterns

Lay the pattern and cutting fabric

Garment construction techniques

Learn how to make your own button holes

Fully lining garments and finishing


Pinafore Dress - Age 0-10 years


This fully lined, reversible dress has two button fastenings at the shoulders. You can play with printed fabrics, embellishments and trims for something fun, or keep it simple with a gorgeous needle cord and brightly coloured lining. This pattern is designed for light to medium-weight woven fabric.


Materials required:
Fabric 140 cm wide: 40cm - 125cm (0-10 years)
OR Fabric 110cm wide: 55cm - 185cm (0-10 years)
Lining - Same as main fabric
Buttons - 2 pcs



Overalls - 6mths - 3 years


These comfortable and roomy overalls are a great style for both boys and girls. Have fun with contrasting the outer fabric and lining, it's also possible to make these Overalls reversible so you may want to think about using two fabrics of a similar weight. This pattern is designed for light to medium-weight woven fabric.


Materials required:
Fabric 140 cm wide: 75cm - 90 cm (6mths - 3 years)
OR Fabric 110cm wide: 110cm - 125cm (6mths - 3 years)
Lining fabric - Same as main fabric
Buttons - 2 pcs


All tools, equipment, lunch and refreshments are provided and the pattern is yours to keep.