Level 1: suitable for beginners


 

 

SEWING FOR BEGINNERS – GETTING STARTED with basic skills.  £60 for 3 weeks.

 Starts Thursday September 7th 7-9 pm

This is a 3 week course to show you how to tackle seams, darts, hems, zips, pockets and buttonholes.  All the skills you need for dressmaking or soft furnishings.

week 1 – you will learn how to neaten seams, how to do a flat fell seam ( used on jeans) and a french seam ( used on lingerie). Darts and gathers will also be explored.

week 2 – You will learn several ways of hemming including a blind hem and an over locked hem. Inserting a zip is also covered in this session.

week 3 – You will learn how to apply a simple pocket, explore different buttonholes and do a one step buttonhole on a small sample garment.

 

 

SEW FOR ME  –  TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS 10-1 pm ( every week).

PAY AS YOU GO CLASSES TO LEARN/IMPROVE ANY SEWING SKILL FROM FASHION TO FURNISHINGS OR JUST PURE FUN! Guidance will be given in choosing suitable fabric prior to booking.

The work space is amazing in the sewing room – a 12 foot waist height cutting table for large projects and 6 sewing machines

  • Bring a pattern and fabric and learn all the processes from pattern laying to finishing off for a professional look.

  • Come to do just a part of or finish off a project. e.g  learn how to insert a zip in a dress, come to do buttonholes on an automatic machine, attach an edge around a quilt etc….

  • Tea and biscuits included in the price

£10 PER HOUR OR £25 FOR 3 HOURS – COME FOR JUST AN HOUR  up to 3 HOURS

1,2 or 3 hours

 

A new sewing machine? Come and learn how to use it

SEWING MACHINE BEGINNERS – INTRODUCTORY COURSE   Children are welcome at all of these workshops.

A 2  hour class to learn the basics of using a sewing machine – how to thread up, sewing a straight line , stitching curves and corners, sewing a seam, hems and setting patterns on the machine and many useful little tips for making your sewing life easier!

refreshments included.

 

 

 8ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS DRESSMAKING COURSE (6 WEEKS) 7 pm-9 pm. £25 per session.  £120 for all 6 sessions

Please enquire about new dates….

Learn the basics of working form a commercial pattern and learn how to follow instructions, understand pattern markings, sew seams and finishes, insert a zip or sleeves and complete a garment to an excellent standard. Guidance will be given on what to bring after paying the deposit.

Please book your place with a £20 deposit.

 

Refreshments included

 

APPLIQUE FOR BEGINNERS

Saturday 26th August 10 am- 1pm

 £35.  ALL FABRIC INCLUDED.

In this workshop you will learn the art of applique and machine embroidery. You will complete this beautiful mini cushion with pom pom edging to take home with you.

The price also  includes refreshments.