Making Children's Clothes

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Maximum Class Size: 5 (reduced due to social distancing)

During this workshop you will learn how to make a simple pinafore dress or pair of cute dungarees for your favourite little one! We will be using patterns by Minikrea, a Scandinavian brand that create fun and stylish designs for children.

Level: This class is suitable for those who already have some experience with using a sewing machine and know the basics. This class follows on nicely from our Introduction sessions part 1 & 2 and the Introductory 6 week course. 

You will master the following techniques in class:

  • Tracing off patterns & adding seam allowances
  • Learn about the traits of woven fabrics (grain lines & selvedges)
  • Understanding commercial dressmaking patterns & sewing vocabulary
  • How to cut fabrics with precision
  • Garment construction techniques
  • How to make your own button holes
  • Fully lining garments and finishing

Pinafore Dress: For ages 0-10 years

This fully lined, reversible dress has two button fastenings at the shoulders. You can play with printed fabrics, embellishments and trims for something fun, or keep it simple with a gorgeous needle cord and brightly coloured lining. This pattern is designed for light to medium-weight woven fabric.

Materials required: 

Fabric 140 cm wide: 40cm - 125cm (0-10 years) 
Fabric 110cm wide: 55cm - 185cm (0-10 years)
Lining - Same as main fabric
Buttons - 2 pcs


Overalls: For ages 6months - 3 years

These comfortable and roomy overalls are a great style for both boys and girls. Have fun with contrasting the outer fabric and lining, it's also possible to make these Overalls reversible so you may want to think about using two fabrics of a similar weight. This pattern is designed for light to medium-weight woven fabric.

Materials required: 

Fabric 140 cm wide: 75cm - 90 cm (6mths - 3 years) 
Fabric 110cm wide: 110cm - 125cm (6mths - 3 years)
Lining fabric - Same as main fabric
Buttons - 2 pcs

All tools, equipment and refreshments are provided and the pattern is yours to keep.

Tip: as patterns are traced off from the master (and therefore not cut) you could swap with your class mates and go home with both patterns!