I have been teaching sewing for over 11 years & have taught hundreds of students, including several who have come from other local courses looking for more!
If you are unsure or want more information on the courses please contact me for a chat.
This course is suitable for those who have never sewn before AND for those who are self taught.
Often students who have been sewing for years, still aren’t satisfied with their finished garments.
“I didn’t realize how much I didn’t know” is one of the most common statements that I hear at the end of the course from “experienced sewers”.
This course covers all of the basic techniques that you need to know to get you started & keep you sewing, giving you the confidence to move onto more difficult projects later. While many courses teach you how to sew a specific garment, this course teaches you how to sew!
You will gain an understanding of fabric construction & use,
the things you need in your sewing box, what they’re for & how to use them.
Learn lots of Hints & Tips.
Learn about your sewing machine, bobbins, needles & how important they are to your sewing.
Learn how to read a sewing pattern, understand the instructions & how to use the layout guide.
Understand the symbols, trace a pattern, lay it out & cut it out.
Complete samples on your machine that will instill a sense of confidence & familiarity.
Learn about a variety of sewing techniques needed in everyday sewing including Seams, Hems, Notching & Clipping Corners & Curves, Casings, gathering & more.
Learn how to insert a centered zip & make a Buttonhole.
For your first project, you will make a small sample pair of P.J trousers (size 3).
There is no pressure, only guidance & encouragement and for everyone, a great sense of achievement when completed.
*All Fabric, Haberdashery, requirements & Interfacing will be discussed in Lesson 1 so that you know what to buy so, if unsure…wait until after lesson 1 to buy it.
–A notebook & pen.
–Your sewing machine & instruction manual (if you have one) with all feet & accessories
DON’T HAVE A MACHINE?? A limited number of sewing machines may be made available to use in class (FREE of charge) but please book one when enrolling.
-1 reel of thread (grey is a good choice).
-Scissors suitable for cutting fabric.
The following items will also be useful but not essential as I will have some available for class use if needed.
-Quick-un-pick/seam ripper (small)
PJ trousers Project– Students will be making a sample pair of trousers (Child size 3 only) in class. There will not be any size variations due to time restraints. For these items, you will require
-1 metre of printed cotton fabric (non stretch)eg: craft (patchwork)fabric, cotton poplin, Flannelette or similar (Prefer washed prior to class.
-50cms of 1.2cm wide elastic.
NB: A pattern for class use, Fabric for sewing samples & a zip is supplied.
All classes are subject to numbers. Full fees will be refunded if the class is cancelled. There are no refunds if you fail to attend class.
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