Zero Waste Kimono Workshop
Zero Waste Kimono Workshop
Zero Waste Kimono Workshop

Zero Waste Kimono Workshop

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The Kimono is an ancient Japanese form of dress dating back centuries which embodies traditional culture and a sense of beauty. The kimono becoming one with the body.

Here's your chance to be eco-friendly without having a negative impact on the environment by sewing your own Zero Waste Kimono style robe. A creative way to show off your design skills without the use of a physical pattern. By strategic placement of the cloth you can make, alter the length and shape of the body of rectangles, add sleeves and the trims left over can become the neckband, pockets, belt and loops.

Once we've guided you though the fabric placement you'll cutting out and finally construction of your very own beautiful Zero Waste Kimono style robe.

Our technical focus will be on using a straight stitch and over locker stitch to finish the seams and finally pressing which is important in garment making.

Through breaking down the process of garment construction we build confidence in our abilities to make for all occasions.

This is an interesting class because it makes us think about how to use the cloth to the best of our advantage. It’s a great skill and makes perfect birthday presents for the whole family.

Come and learn a new skill in a relaxed, friendly environment.

 

What you will need:

Sewing machine (if you require the use of one of our machine please advise on booking as we have limited supply)

Scissors or rotary cutters and cutting matt

Sewing kit - Pins, thread snips, un-picker, Pencils, rubber, ruler, Tailors chalk

 

Materials

Fabric/old curtains to the width of the cloth, around 300 – 400 cm long. Matching thread, Ribbons or other trims to make them look even more special.

I've added a pocket pattern as an optional feature and will talk you through add this on the day.

 

What you will learn:

How to use fabric to create your kimono without a pattern

 

Level:

Next stage beginner – you must be able to use a sewing machine

 

Time:

3 hrs

 

Tutor:

Krissie Colton

Read about your teacher HERE

Please note we try to calculate how long a workshop will be and plan to finish each garment in the allocated time but this isn’t always possible, If you are unable to finish in the workshop time we will make sure you are confident with your garment to be finished at home.

We need a minimum of 4 people for this workshop go ahead, if this number isn’t achieved by one week before we will be contacting you with an alterative date, if you are unable to re-schedule we offer a full refund. Why not see if a friend wants to join you and get 10% off both your workshops when booked together. 

Please read our cancellation policy before booking your workshop 

Make Workshop Cancelation Policy 

 

Why choose us?

A small business giving the best customer service

Testimonials

Thank you so much for my necklace and earrings. My sons were quite bemused that a vendor knew me by name and your personal touch made us all feel good. So much nicer than the faceless Amazon or even the posh mens clothing stores that I frequented (virtually) over Christmas.

I love the necklace and earrings - you were right they do match and I will share your site with friends

Esther Jan 2021

Myself and my daughter came in to choose a pattern to get us back into sewing again. Lizzy was so helpful, talking us through all of the patterns she has and what fabrics would suit the pattern and our skill level. We are so exicited to get started and thats thanks to Lizzy's patience and help in the shop. We can't wait to come on one of your workshops.

Lorna & Katie Sept 2020