Get those pins out for a fabulous afternoon at the Manchester Garter Making experience. Mary Portas famously reopened the sewing room of a knicker factory in Middleton for her brilliant TV series, Mary's Bottom Line. Now it's your chance to have a go at making an original piece of saucy underwear!
No sewing skill required. It doesn't matter if you've never threaded a needle in your life. A Manchester seamstress will soon have you up and stitching.
The whole garter is made by hand and it's so simple you won't believe it! Create a basic garter and make it pretty with rosebuds and ribbon...or sex it up with red lace, black satin, netting and crystals.
Manchester is famous for her fabulous shopping areas, like the Millennium Quarter, The Triangle and The Trafford Centre. Have a garter making hen do and you'll create something that wouldn't look out of place in one of the city's glamorous underwear stores. No one else will have a garter like yours. Keep it for the wedding night or wear it out on your hen night and rock the bars of the Printworks and Piccadilly!
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