Beginners Sewing: Make a Stylish Kimono Top!

Wed Jul 15 2020 at 06:30 pm to Sun Sep 20 2020 at 07:30 pm
718-722 Seven Sisters Road, Turn left onto Gourley Street, London, United Kingdom

718-722 Seven Sisters Road, Turn left onto Gourley Street, London, United Kingdom

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The Fashion Box
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This is the ideal first garment for the budding dressmaker!

About this Event

In this 2.5 hour bitesized workshop you will learn how to make a beautiful, draped kimono or boxed sleeve jacket.

Workshop Breakdown:

1. Choose to make either a box sleeved Kimono, or a batwing Kimono

2. Placing your pattern on the fabric for marking

3. Cutting out

4. Sampling your stitches on the sewing machine

5. Understanding seam allowances

6. Pinning correctly

7. Constructing your kimono

8. Using the overlocker

9. Pressing / ironing correctly

This is a one size fits all pattern, as this is a bitesize 2.5 hour workshop, no amendments can be made to the pattern.

COVID-19 Update:

Your safety is important to us!

We will now be reducing the size of the workshop from 6 people to 3 people per class, to adhere to the social distancing measures. As we are reducing the class numbers, it is important that students adhere and respect our cancellation policy, until we can get business back to normal, and teach at the required capacity.

On entering, we will have sanitiser stations for you to to freshen up. All machinery, sewing stations, and tools you will be using, will be sanitised before you arrive, and between each session.

At your sewing station you will also have sanitiser wipes, should you feel you need to use them.

Our lavatories are communal, but they will be supplied with santiser wipes, hand wash and disposable towels


2 metres of 150cm wide fabric of your choice

If you are new to sewing, please do not use silky or soft, floaty fabrics, you will find these too difficult to sew.

Sequinned fabrics or velvet fabrics are not suitable for this workshop.

The best fabrics for beginners are cottons, linens, soft wools. If you need assistance, please contact the studio.


Your fabric must be no shorter (in width) than 140cm, or the pattern will not fit onto the fabric.

We do have fabrics in-house to choose from which can be bought for £12 for the required 2 metres. If you bring fabric that is too short in width, or you do not bring fabrics, you will need to purchase fabric in-house.

Unfortunately we can not reschedule or refund people that do not bring the required fabrics for their session.


No, just turn up on the day!.


Please note: Doors close 15 minutes after the start time on all workshops.

We do ask our attendees to be on time. As we will not be able to go over missed content, health and safety once missed. We have had an issue with a lot of people all arriving at different times, which disrupts the teaching, leaves us with less time to teach, and not completing the workshop. Which in turn, leaves us with complaints from people who have arrived on time. So we are very strict with our door closing policy.

You can cancel or amend a booking up to 5 days before your booking date. Outside of this policy there is a £15 rebooking fee on this workshop.

Only one reschedule permitted per booking. We do not offer free reschedules or refunds to latecomers, or outside of our cancellation policy.


This is a 2.5 hour workshop. Classes start promptly, so make sure you are on time.

Please make sure you give yourself plenty of time to find the studio.

Doors close 15 minutes after the start time and latecomers will not be admitted.


This workshop is suitable for 14 years and above. All students under the age of 17, must be accompanied by a participating adult. promotes public events for free and helps event organizers connect with nonprofits to attract more participants like you.

Additionally, the iCause Global Foundation enables good people to fund great causes around the world. Together, our impacts are limitless!

Created By:
The Fashion Box
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