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ADULT: Beginner Sewing Course: 7, 14 & 21 October 7.30-9.30pm (PRIVATE BOOKING)

£160.00

Join us for an introduction to the sewing machine, or if you haven’t sewn in a while, this class act as a great opportunity to refresh your skills.

In just 3 weeks you’ll sew 3 new projects including: a cushion cover, a zipped makeup bag and a pair of pyjama trousers.

Week 1: first we’ll teach you all the basics of the sewing machine

–  threading, winding on bobbin, how to change a needle, functionality and ensure that you feel confident to set up your machine

– Use pattern paper to create your own cushion cover pattern to take home

– sew an envelope cushion cover

Week 2: you will need to bring in 2.5m of non-directional print fabric to sew your pyjama trousers.

– Learn about patterns, how to read & understand a basic pattern

– pinning and cutting techniques

– simple garment construction

– sewing hems & creating a waistband

– inserting elastic into a waistband

You’ll leave with a ready to wear pair of comfy pj bottoms and confidence to sew more at home.

Week 3: this week will focus on zippers

– how to insert and sew a zip

– add pull tabs

– use fusible interfacing and lining

– creating 3D ‘boxing’

– sew a fully lined 3D box pouch

what you need to bring: 

you’ll need to bring in :

– half a meter of non directional print cotton fabric for the cushion cover

– half a metre of non directional cotton fabric for the zip pouch

– half a metre of firm fusible interfacing

– 2.5m cotton fabric for the pj’s

– a 14 inch plastic zip

– thread of your choice.

what we provide:

Small group, friendly studio with experienced tutors to help you through each step.  Sewing machines and all tools, pattern, elastic and interfacing as well as a cushion insert and tea & coffee and notes to take home.

If you need any help prior to the start of the course, please email us and we’ll be happy to assist.

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In just 3 weeks you’ll sew 3 new projects including: a cushion cover, a zipped makeup bag and a pair of pyjama trousers and feel confident to use these skills to sew at home.

week 1: first we’ll teach you all the basics of the sewing machine

–  threading, winding on bobbin, how to change a needle, functionality and ensure that you feel confident to set up your machine

– Use pattern paper to create your own cushion cover pattern to take home

– sew an envelope cushion cover.

You will need to bring half a metre of non-directional print fabric eg: plain/spits/florals In cotton or polycotton

week 2: you will need to bring in 2.5m of non-directional print fabric to sew your pyjama trousers.

– Learn about patterns, how to read & understand a basic pattern

– pinning and cutting techniques

– simple garment construction

– creating hems and inserting a waistband

– how to insert elastic into the waistband

You’ll leave with a ready to wear pair of comfy pj trousers and confidence to sew more at home.

week 3: this week will look at zippers

– how to insert them and sew a lined 3D box pouch.

you’ll need to bring in half a meter of non directional print cotton fabric for the outer bag, and half a metre of cotton for the lining (inside the bag) and a 16 inch plastic zip.

what we provide:

Small group, friendly studio with experienced tutors to help you through each step. Sewing machines and all tools, pattern paper,  elastic and interfacing as well as a cushion insert and tea & coffee and notes to take home.

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