Ministry of Craft Sew Your Own Top with Raglan Sleeves

Designed to be the perfect versatile wear, this raglan sleeve style top, with a flattering boat neck, is the perfect everyday wear. Sew it in bold and bright...

Sessions: 1

Tutor: Alison Leese

Skill level: Advanced Beginner

Venue: Bamber Sewing Machines



​​​​​​​Designed to be the perfect versatile wear, this raglan sleeve style top, with a flattering boat neck, is the perfect everyday wear. Sew it in bold and bright or pretty and floral, the choice is yours and what’s more it will be sewn in a day.

Based at Bamber Sewing Machines, you’ll find like-minded classmates; expert tutors and all the fabrics, trims, patterns and sewing tools you could wish for (plus sewing machines and overlockers for those wishing to invest heavier)!

It’s the perfect project if you’re a wannabee dressmaker as you’ll learn how to use a pattern block and cut your fabric correctly. We’ll also guide you through heaps of dressmaking skills including hems, seams, raglan sleeves and bust darts. You'll also get to grips with using one of our Janome overlockers for a professional finish.

We love this project and your wardrobe will too.

Book on DRESSMAKING IN A DAY and start the day by understanding the ‘jargon’ used within a sewing pattern, learn how to take body measurements to establish your pattern size, how to lay out pattern pieces and transfer markings, as well as the basics of shortening, lengthening, enlarging and reducing patterns.

As this is not a beginner’s workshop, you must already have some experience on a sewing machine or have attended one of our Beginner sewing workshops.

Ministry of Craft customers get 10% discount on the wide range of fabrics, haberdashery and sewing patterns at Bamber Sewing Machines and there are various discounts available on their sewing machines and overlockers. Discount codes and other offers from our other crafty friends will be emailed with your booking confirmation.

If the above date is not suitable or sold out, please have a look at our alternative dates or contact us with the course name and we will get in touch if a place becomes available or when the next date goes on sale. 

What to bring for Sew your own Top with Raglan Sleeves 

If you order fabric from our online fabric shop, it will be waiting for you in our classroom on the day of your course or buy from Bamber Sewing Machines and get 10% off. 

You will need 2m for a top of either 150cm or 115cm wide fabric, please avoid bulky, stretchy or slippery fabrics; light to medium weight woven cotton is ideal.

Matching sewing thread.

Ministry of Craft will supply the interfacing needed.

Contact us before the workshop if your hip or bust circumference measures less than 85cm or more than 117cm so we can ensure there is a pattern block made in your size. 

This workshop is part of a Sew Social day, there may be a short wait if the tutor needs to demonstrate a technique required for a different garment. It is, however, a great opportunity to pick up additional skills and chat about what others are doing. 

Our sponsors, Janome, supply computerised sewing machines (CLX301) and where required overlockers (6234XL). Unfortunately, it is not possible to bring in your own machines.

Tea and coffee will be available at the workshop and you are welcome to bring something to eat for lunch.

Bamber Sewing Machines Venue Information including directions and parking


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