This course is for intermediate beginners to sewing and is perfect for those who have sewn before and made a few things, but aren't quite sure they are using the correct techniques or would like to get a better more professional finish to their items. It may be that you last used a sewing machine many years ago and want to get back into it. If you have an idea about what a seam allowance or grain line is and can stick to it, then this is the right course for you.
This course will give you the skills and confidence to get sewing correctly and learn the right sewing habits. Over the length of this course you will learn about the sewing machine, how to sew a variety of different stitches, how to insert zips, make button holes, hand stitching, to name a few. The objective is to equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to give you the confidence to work on many different sewing projects using the techniques learnt during the 4 weeks.
We will break about half way through each session for refreshments and cake, as sewing is thirsty work for mind and body therefore it’s only natural that there will be plenty of tea, coffee and cake to keep us going!
This course will run over four weeks, made up of four, 3 hour sessions:
Materials required for Session 2: You will need to bring 1 x meter ( if wider than 130 cm) or if 112 cm wide you will need 1.30 meters length of your choice of fabric for the tote bag and 3.20 m of cotton tape or webbing used to re-enforce the straps and act as a trim and 1 x spool of thread to match.
Materials required for Session 3: You will need to bring 60 cm length of your choice of fabric for the applique cushion cover, along with a simple template of the design you wish to applique and necessary length of chosen fabric for the applique design, 1 x 35 cm Zipper, 1 x 50 cm x 50 cm cushion inner as well as thread to match the applique and the cushion for stitching.
Materials required for Session 4: You will need to bring 3 x separate pieces of 50 cm length of your choice of fabric ( 3 x fat quarters will do ) for the hot water bottle cover, 1 x length of 50 cm of plain 100% cotton fabric for the lining of the wadding and 50 cm of 6 oz wadding, a hot water bottle, button and thread to match.
Course Length: Four, 3 hour sessions
Max in a class: 4
I do carry a stock of some fabric and haberdashery items which you can purchase from me, but please check with me so I can advise or confirm stock availability before booking.