Workshop: Modern Pocket Making

Workshop: Modern Pocket Making


26 March 2022


10:00 AM


Museum and Gallery


From £65.00

Age Guidance:

for Ages 16+


360 minutes

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Create your own useful and decorative pocket with experts Zenzie Tinker Conservation

Join us for this modern pocket making workshop led by textile conservation experts Zenzie Tinker Conservation, where you will make up your own useful and decorative pocket, adapted for contemporary use. You’ll learn everything you need to sew a modern, updated version of a historic woman’s pocket successfully, plus tips to help you choose your design and techniques. Join us after lunch for a tour of the Costume archive and get up close to examples of historic pockets from the collection.

The class will guide you step by step through the stages of sewing a modern pocket with a side slit opening and belt loop. The first part of the class will take you through the initial stages – from cutting out to pinning together – then we’ll take you through the final stages using ready-made pieces as illustrations.

You’ll be able to download the full instructions, and our hints, tips and hacks sheet also gives you suggestions for sewing vertical slits, plus links to binding techniques and making an integral belt.

Before the class starts you’ll need to think about the materials required. You can bring your own materials, ideally a medium or heavyweight outer fabric and a lightweight lining fabric. Alternatively we will have fabric packs available to purchase on the day for £8.

Please note
Needles, thread and scissors
Tea and Coffee

Not Included:
Fabric (this will be available to purchase on the day or you are welcome to bring your own)
Sewing machine

Members Pre-sale Wednesday 8 December, 12pm
General On-sale Friday 10 December, 12pm

Choose your date and time:

Sat 26 Mar 2022

10:00 AM