Japanese Cross Back Apron Sewing Workshop

Japanese cross back apron workshop
Improve your dressmaking skills with this Japanese cross back apron sewing workshop at Creative Space, Bristol. 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. 
What you’ll learn:
  • How to cut a pattern from fabric
  • 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!

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Japanese cross back apron workshop