Copy your clothes
Think of your favourite garment……
Is it all worn out and you can’t find a replacement?
Wish you could have it in more colours, patterns, fabrics?
If the answer to either of these questions is ‘YES’ then you need to come to our ‘Copy your Clothes’ workshop.
What will we cover?
In this one day workshop you will learn how to take a tracing of your garment – without cutting up or unpicking – and make it into a sewing pattern so you can make your garment over and over again in all the fabrics, colours and patterns you want. If this is the first time that you have undertaken this please choose your garment wisely and avoid anything too fitted or fully lined. You will be learning the process which you can build and develop on subsequent garments.
Please note: you will not be sewing your garment in this workshop
How will I be taught?
You’ll be taught in our lovely studio by a friendly and experienced tutor, through demonstration and guidance as you work.
You’ll also be able to ask questions, making sure everything is clear and that you’re getting the best results you can.
Do I need any previous experience or skills?
Copy your Clothes is for intermediate and experienced sewists who have made a number of garments from sewing patterns. It is not suited for those very new to sewing.
Are materials provided? Is there anything I need to source myself?
Garment/s that you would like to copy. You will only have time to replicate one item, but do bring a choice and your tutor will advise on which is suitable. To get the most out of the day, the garment should be relatively simple; avoid complex garments such as very fitted/tailored, fully lined, or fine silks/fabrics as you will be putting lots of pins into it! Also, depending on the item, garments that are too small/big and require grading may not be achievable in the time.
Plain pattern paper; approx. 3m depending on garment. Extra paper will be available to purchase on the day.
HB and 2H pencils and rubber
Pattern weights (useful, but optional)
Pattern tracing wheel*
Patternmaster or set square*
*these can be borrowed from Made and Making on the day
What will I take home with me?
A sewing pattern that you can use to make a replica of your favourite garment.
Drinks and biscuits will be available but we recommend that you bring a packed lunch with you.
During all of our workshops photographs are taken for promotional purposes only. Please make us aware at the time of booking if you would prefer not to be included.