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We have this great new beginners sewing course for you.
Whether you’re a complete beginner or revisiting making this course will give you the opportunity to learn or refresh the necessary techniques to create your own work with confidence.
Maria our sewing tutor with over 28 years of dressmaking experience and knowledge as a wedding dress designer/maker has developed this 8 week teaching program..
Week 1. Get to know your machine. Tension, needles, feet, stitches, tools, bobbin and cleaning
Week 2. Taking measurements, understanding patterns and how to alter.
Week 3. Fabrics. Different types and their uses.
Week 4. Seams, zips, hemming, button holes, pockets, bias binding, facings, piping, darts, pleats, elastic, free stitch, stretch stitch.
Once these basic techniques have been developed you will then be able to move onto set projects.
The aim is to make a number of items that create an outfit, up to 4 items that are interchangeable.
Item 1. Making a summer tunic top with cap sleeves.
(cutting and altering a pattern to size, darts, hemming, facings, bias binding, pockets)
Item 2. Lounge pants/ palazzo/ straight legged.
(pattern cutting, elastic, waist band, pockets, hemming)
Item 3. Kimono wrap.
(Upcycled from scarves)
Item 4. Skirt
(any shape of your choosing, long, short, flared or slim fit)
You will need to bring along your own sewing machine and basic sewing kit.
Some fabrics, threads and trims will be available to use but you will need to buy and bring along your own fabrics for each project so you have the choice of style and fabrics you’d want. Maria will provide time to discuss what you will need, so you have time to get them.
We have large table space for laying your fabric out and pattern cutting.
We have ironing boards, irons and an overlocker.
Maria will be with you every step of the way to help and guide you.
You can’t go wrong if you’d like to learn more about using a sewing machine, make some lovely things and enjoy the Artshed Arts creative atmosphere.