Sew Advanced (4 week course) - Advanced

Course duration: 4 x 3 hours
Course price: £155
Course materials: £22 (optional)
What you make: Tote bag & stylish dress

Class Description:
This is an advanced sewing course made of 4 x 3 hour sessions running consecutively over 4 consecutive weeks. Ideally, you would have already completed our Sew Capable course for intermidates. The course is designed for those who have made easy garments in the past and are ready to move to truly tailored garments using facings, invisible zips and learning how to set sleeves. You need to be able to confidently use a sewing machine, have already used commercial patterns and be familiar with sewing classic zips, button holes and rolled hems.

With our help, you'll gain the confidence to apply professional finishing techniques to garments sewn using different type of fabrics. In this course you will learn how to make a lined tote bag and a stylish dress. Stop searching the ready-to-wear racks and learn how to sew a dress that fits like a dream.

Day 1
During the first three hour session you will learn how to choose the appropriate fabric, get familiar with the sewing machine (unless you are bringing your own) and make a fully lined Tote bag. For this class you will need to bring along 50 cm of main fabric (your own choice to suit your taste) and 50cm of fabric for the lining. Alternatively, you can buy fabric from us when booking this course.

Day 2
The first half of the class you will spend taking measurements, tracing a pattern for your dress, understanding all pattern symbols, lay, mark and pin pattern to fabric and cut out. The second half of the session you will have the chance to practice top stitching, learn a series of techniques including darts, interfacing, hemming. Please bring along the following materials:

Sizes 8 - 16

Day 3 & 4
During the last two days you will be able to put your skills in place, complete the project from start to finish walking away with a new Stylish dress. You will sew seams and darts, insert an invisible zip, attach a facing, hem, press and finish your above knee height dress ready to wear.

All machines, and equipment are provided, although if you would like to bring your own sewing machine to learn on, you are welcome to. You can buy fabric, zip, interfacing for £22 (available when booking the class). Refreshments and biscuits are included and a glass of wine for all evening classes to help create a seamless atmosphere.

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