Make your own Japanese apron – full day sewing workshop

Date: 20th June 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn

Improve your dressmaking skills with this Japanese cross back apron sewing workshop. Known as ‘Maekake’, these practical aprons were traditionally used as a work garment and made from old sails for fishermen to wear whilst out at sea.

This beautiful apron is the perfect garment to serve you in your daily household chores, gardening or creative endeavours and features two large front pockets so your essentials are close at hand. Comfortable, absorbent and easy-to-wear, it is sure to be a wardrobe essential for years to come.

In this full day workshop, Lauren will expertly guide you through the process of creating your very own beautiful Japanese apron. Learn how to cut out a pattern from your own fabric along with sewing a variety of seams and finishings.

Sewing machines and accessories will be provided, however you are also welcome to bring your own, please advise on booking.

What you’ll learn:
How to cut fabric using a pattern
Different sewing techniques
Using interfacing
Finishing seams
How to use an overlocker

You will need:
Either cotton, linen or blended fabric of your choice. Knitted fabric (eg. jersey) is not suitable. It is recommended to pre wash the fabric before cutting in order to obtain optimal shrinkage during future use of apron.

Basic knowledge using a sewing machine is advised.

This sewing workshop is ideal for anyone who has a little bit of experience but would like some guidance to help build their confidence in basic dressmaking techniques. If you need that little extra push to dust off your sewing machine then this is the perfect opportunity!
Parking for this event is at the Barn, BS36 1SE.
Tea & coffee will be provided throughout the day and is included in your ticket price. Please bring your own packed lunch.
The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.