Join couture sewing expert Lorna Knight and sew an iconic jacket that will play a starring role in elegant ensembles for years to come. This chic garment is both supremely comfortable and an endlessly versatile addition to any wardrobe. Lorna will help you choose the perfect wool tweed fabric and match patterns seamlessly throughout your garment to produce a superior finish. Ensure a fantastic fit with tips for making a muslin (toile), and then let Lorna guide you through sewing your jacket and lining. Construct, gather and shape your sleeves before you sew them high into the armholes for a classic look. Complete your jacket with classic patch pockets, stylish trim and a weighted chain that gives your garment a dreamy drape.
A chance to try out the latest sewing and embroidery machines On Tuesday 19th May, a range of machines will be on view at my Sewing Academy near Leek in Staffordshire. I will be accompanied by Melanie Haigh, from Brother Sewing Machines, who will be demonstrating the features of these easy-to-use, modern machines. This free event offers the chance to see a number of models in action with an opportunity to try them out too. I will also be demonstrating various feet and attachments that make sewing techniques even easier to carry out. Drop in between 10am and 4pm for a chat and refreshments while you have a go.