Kimono Top Sewing Class

Learn to sew your own kimono top at this London sewing class for beginners.



2.5 hours Class size 1 to 5 (public classes), 3 to 6 label £40

A kimono is the ideal first garment for a budding dressmaker! Learn to sew your own at this fun sewing class in London.

Guided by your expert teacher, you'll learn how to make a beautiful, draped batwing kimono or a boxed sleeve kimono.

This bitesize London sewing class is ideal for beginners!

During your sewing workshop, you'll cover:

  • Placing your pattern on your fabric for marking.
  • Cutting out.
  • Sampling your stitches on a sewing machine.
  • Understanding seam allowances.
  • Pinning correctly.
  • Constructing your kimono.
  • Using the overlocker on a sewing machine.
  • Pressing/ironing correctly.

You'll need to bring your own fabric for this sewing class, you can see the requirements for this below. You'll work to a one size fits all pattern. By the end of your sewing class, you'll have your own kimono to take home and wear along with a host of new sewing skills to use and develop independently.



What you'll get
Your homemade kimono!
 
What to bring
  • 2 metres of 150cm wide fabric (no shorter than 140cm or the pattern will not fit onto your fabric) in cotton, linen or soft wool. Sequinned, silky, floaty, beaded, glittery, velvet or directional print fabrics are not suitable for this workshop. Get in touch with your teacher if you'd like some guidance on fabric selection.
Suitable for

This class is perfect for beginners - no prior experience is needed.

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday, hen do or stag do.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 14 years old). An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mum or birthday gift.


Craig Parr is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines. They won't run this class if they've had a continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss of or change in their normal sense of taste or smell, in the last 14 days.

See additional precautions taken   

Your safety is important to us!

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.

Face masks:
We will continue to follow the government guidelines on facial masks. If you are exempt please bring along your exemption badge.
Location

Th Fashion Box - 718-722 Seven Sisters Road, Seven Sisters, England

Your teacher
Craig Parr
Craig Parr

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Who we are:

The Fashion Box was founded in 2013.

After graduating from Central Saint Martins, with a post-graduate degree in Advanced Innovative Pattern Cutting, Craig (Mr Fashion Box!) embarked on a kaleidoscope of successful ventures within the fashion industry.

Craig is a qualified university lecturer, graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University, with a Distinction in Academic Practice, teaching certificate.

During his time working in the fashion industry, he has worked alongside a huge selection of fashion houses, new designers and is a mentor to many university lecturers and fashion graduates.
He is also a former Collection Manager for Qasimi Homme, has worked alongside Sadie Clayton, and is currently working on production of a collection of clothing patterns for his own brand.

Craig has more than 25 years experience in teaching in universities and colleges, as well as with private clients. As a result, he is accomplished at getting the best out of both groups of students and one-to-one situations.

After 8 years at prestigious private Italian school, Istituto Marangoni, he left to pursue his dreams of opening his own fashion school, which resulted in The Fashion Box.

Craig is also former Head of Fashion at a London University, and is currently writing university programmes for fashion schools and universities worldwide.

He is a very patient, capable mentor and tutor, both to beginners and more experienced students.

Verified reviews

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Beverley Hayes May 2022


Craig was really lovely as a teacher, gave just the right amount of support while encouraging me to make the kimono myself. I learned a lot and a big thanks to Craig for giving me the confidence to believe I could do it Love the kimono, very professional

Kate Craigie Apr 2022


Great class, friendly & knowledgeable teacher, & great value for money - came away with a kimono I will definitely wear lots.

Brandy Klingelpuss Jan 2022


Loved this class! Craig was super lovely and the kimonos turned out better than we even imagined!
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