Beginner Dressmaking: Japanese Crossback Apron Sewing Workshop

Japanese cross back apron workshop
Improve your dressmaking skills with this Japanese cross back apron sewing workshop. Known as ‘Maekake’, these practical aprons were traditionally used as a work garment and made from old sails for fishermen to wear whilst out at sea.
This beautiful apron is the perfect garment to serve you in your daily household chores, gardening or creative endeavours and features two large front pockets so your essentials are close at hand. Comfortable, absorbent and easy-to-wear, it is sure to be a wardrobe essential for years to come.
In this full day workshop, Lauren will expertly guide you through the process of creating your very own beautiful Japanese apron. Learn how to cut out a pattern from your own fabric along with sewing a variety of seams and finishings.
Sewing machines and accessories will be provided, however you are also welcome to bring your own, please advise on booking. 
Japanese cross back apron workshop at Creative Space
What you’ll learn:
  • How to cut fabric using a pattern
  • Different sewing techniques
  • Using interfacing
  • Finishing seams 
  • How to use an overlocker
You will need:
  • Either cotton, linen or blended fabric of your choice. Knitted fabric (eg. jersey) is not suitable. It is recommended to pre wash the fabric before cutting in order to obtain optimal shrinkage during future use of apron.
  • Basic knowledge using a sewing machine is advised.
This sewing workshop is ideal for anyone who has a little bit of experience but would like some guidance to help build their confidence in basic dressmaking techniques. If you need that little extra push to dust off your sewing machine then this is the perfect opportunity!
Cost: £75 including sewing machine and sewing kit hire. Materials not included.
Students at Japanese cross back apron workshop

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I recently did the apron making workshop with Lauren and it was simply great! Lauren is a brilliant (and patient) teacher, and with her guidance I managed to sew a beautiful Japanese cross back apron. The workshop was fun, friendly, relaxed, very informative, well-structured and well-paced, with a great musical soundtrack! Lauren is a very skilled seamstress and teacher. She is funny, kind, supportive and full of handy sewing tips and tricks! She helped me to improve my somewhat rudimentary sewing skills and I would highly recommend her workshop!” - Hanne Rysgaard
"Lauren creates a lovely wholesome, friendly environment at her workshops. Learning feels fun and independent, while also gently supportive - which is the perfect balance. Always a good soundtrack too!" - Harriet 
Japanese cross back apron sewing workshop
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