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Japonica Collection

We help women curate sustainable wardrobes through our hand made clothing.
We also love teaching.
Come and learn to sew through our Maker By Nature Sewing School.
Together let’s keep these skills alive!

                             

Maker By Nature Sewing School

We love teaching and seeing our sewing creatives ideas come to life!  Please check out our courses under the Sewing School tab above.   If there are any particular classes you would like please do not hesitate to contact us.

Your Garment Begins With Your Design and Fabric Choice

We sell 100% cotton Japanese fabrics.

Have our team of artisans sew for you or make your own garments.

If you are a maker we can post the selected fabrics you choose for you to handcraft your own garments.

Sewing Patterns

Our patterns are size inclusive from 6 – 26 with easy to follow instructions.  We will be adding to our range of patterns.

Bespoke sustainable fashion is costly, so we would love to help you make your own.

By request we can arrange an online workshop where we will make the garment together.  A  minimum of four people is required.

Our aim is to revive the craft of sewing and contribute to the care of our planet.

Customised Women's Clothing

We are here to help!  Contact us to discuss your garment and fabric choice.

We understand the importance of garment lengths and the colour of topstitching!  Details count and we want to know your garment preferences before we individually cut and make to order.

How It Works

Custom Made Clothing with our label Japonica Collection

Decide on your garment choice

Select your fabric

We will discuss details from length to the colour of topstitching! Contact us.  Let’s make this garment yours!

We will update you on the progress of your handcrafted garment.

Sewing Patterns And Fabric

This section is for the makers out there!

PDF Patterns can be ordered online to print at home or at your local printer

Our Japanese fabrics can be ordered with your sewing pattern or on their own

Enjoy creating garments that are truly yours!

Online Courses

This is about time for you and what you want to learn.  You will have ongoing access to video lessons to do in your own time.

We catch up on zoom and other platforms as well as using course feedback options.  Chat to me to find out more!

Choose from the online courses shown or contact us if you have something specific in mind.

Private workshops require a minimum of four people.

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Custom Made Garments in Japanese Cotton

Custom Made Garments in Japanese Cotton

Learn how to put together your choice of pattern and fabric for customised clothing   Welcome!  At Hot Off the Press we will keep you up to date with all things 'Japonica' and today we are starting with an introduction to our garments, patterns and fabrics.          ...

Hello 2018 Spring Colour Palettes!

Hello 2018 Spring Colour Palettes!

Spring brings a new season of colour palettes. So if you’re looking for inspiration, take a look around at nature’s showy display. But don’t let the tranquil looking image and colours fool you. 2018 spring colours have a lot of hectic hues. While Japonica Collection...

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