Develop Your Sewing Skills with Ministry of Craft

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Carmel Smickersgill, Tours & Activities Editor

Develop Your Sewing Skills with Ministry of Craft, 14–28 September 2022, from £75.00 - Book now

Ministry of Craft are once again empowering people to take their sewing abilities to the next level with a new course called Develop Your Sewing Skills. Over three Wednesday evening workshops, you’ll fully explore what all of those feet and features do on your sewing machine and how to make the most of them.

Equip yourself with a formidable arsenal of sewing abilities

You’ll start by learning how to insert a reputably tricky invisible zip and gain some simple tricks and tips to ensure your zips will forever be perfectly installed. You’ll do this using the invisible zip foot of the sewing machine. One of the aims of the course is to help you get comfortable with all the different features of your sewing machine and by finishing all of your garments on Ministry of Craft’s overlockers, you’ll be able to give everything you create a clean and professional looking finish.

After mastering the invisible zip foot, you’ll be walked through the steps of creating your own stylish vintage apron. All the techniques used in the construction of the garment are transferable to loads of sewing projects outside of the workshops and will equip you with a formidable arsenal of sewing abilities.

You’ll be able to fit your apron to your specific measurements, using darts and gatherings to shape it. Both these features are extremely useful for dressmaking and will have you finessing your tailoring on projects well beyond the workshops. You’ll also get to grips with blind hemming, bias binding and using a piping foot, to name just a few of the other skills packed into these thoroughly thought out workshops.

Develop your sewing skills takes place at Ministry of Craft’s home studio in Chorlton, keeping class sizes low so you can be sure to have plenty of one to one help on your project.

The Ministry of Craft is well known for facilitating friendly and welcoming workshops, where the sharing of skills and knowledge is encouraged between everyone in the room. Although this course is aimed at intermediate sewers, you can find plenty of beginners workshops as well as alternative crafts including lampshade, jewellery and plant pot making workshops on the Ministry of Craft website.

Develop Your Sewing Skills with Ministry of Craft

14–28 September 2022
From £75.00

Dates and Times

  • 14 September 2022 6:30 pm
  • 21 September 2022 6:30 pm
  • 28 September 2022 6:30 pm
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