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DIY Couture - make your own cloak demo
Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM (BST)
London, United Kingdom
Come along for a demonstration showing you just how simple it is to make your very own cloak. If you are slightly intimidated by sewing patterns but keen to start sewing your own clothes.
Rosie Martin author of the fantastic instruction books ' DIYcouture' will be walking you through the basic steps it takes to create a cloak exactly the way you want it from measuring up your body, making your pattern, putting together the pattern pieces, using a lining to create neat curved edges and finnishing techniques.
Making your own cloak allows you to step away from the high street and exercise your choice in fabric, garment length and fastening. Rosie will show you how to make a collar and a hood so that your cloak can be a cosy winter warmer or a smart, springtime top layer.
This will be a demonstration with the opportunity to try out practical elements on the sewing machine such as top stitching and making a button hole. It will be a friendly atmosphere in which you can ask anything you like about the making process and leave with the skills and confidence to make a cape without a sewing pattern.
includes Rosie's DIY couture book 'How to make a cloak' (If you already have this book you can have another in the series)
When & Where
Created in 2000 by textile designer maker Barley Massey in a derelict shop, Fabrications shop and studio has grown into a renowned, buzzing hub of creativity located on Broadway Market, East London.
offering stylish handmade goods and gifts either made in house or by other local designers and artists. A haberdashery section with knitting and sewing supplies, books and kits. Fabrications is also an authorised dealer of domestic Brother sewing machines and accessories.
A commissioning service is also available, including Barley's sensitive 'Remember Me' service, which enables you to bring along old garments and textiles holding sentimental value to be transformed into comforting home furnishings and gifts for loved ones.
Wonder through the back of the shop into 'The Imaginerium', a welcoming eco friendly classroom built on the back of the shop where classes in a variety of textile techniques take place facilitated by Barley or one of her team of experienced makers in: Knitting, Crochet, Sewing (hand + machine), Alterations + Repair, Embroidery, Feltmaking, Upcycling, Weaving and more!
'The Imaginerium' and our team of teachers are also available to hire for your special occasion including hen parties, team building, community events, educational programmes....Please get in touch with your ideas and dates!
We spacialise in traditional textile techniques with a modern approach, upcycling, sustainable thinking, co design, making a difference and having fun!