Sew Complete (4 week course) - Beginners

Course duration: 4 x 3 hours
Course price: £155
Course materials: £20 (optional)

Class Description:
This is our most popular complete beginners sewing course. The sewing classes are made up of 4 x 3 hour sessions which run over 4 consecutive weeks. The course is designed for anyone with no prior experience. You will learn how to sew from scratch and quickly progress to a more accomplished level of sewing and making your own garments. In the class you will develop a sound set of sewing machine skills and knowledge. This sewing course will give you the confidence to use a sewing machine on your own and to attempt more ambitious sewing projects, clothes making and alterations.

Day 1
During the first three hour session you will be introduced to your sewing machine and taught basic skills in order to build confidence to include: winding a bobbin, threading the machine, changing a needle, sewing straight lines, curves and corners, finishing seams and reverse stitching. You will have the chance to start working on your cushion cover. Please bring along fabric your own choice to suit your taste. The size needs to be:

Alternatively, you can buy fabric from us when booking this course.

Day 2
The second session you'll progress into learning how to use a commercial pattern, lay, mark and pin pattern to fabric and cut out. You will learn what all the symbols mean. Handle the tools, learn the methods and practice the terminology of flat pattern cutting. You will be shown how to take your own measurements and cut your own pattern for making a skirt. Please bring along the following materials:

Sizes 8 - 14

Sizes 16 - 18

Day 3
On the third session of the course you will learn a series of techniques including inserting lapped zips, hemming, machine buttonholes & using different sewing machine feet. You will start putting your skirt together, which will be ready for fitting by the end of the class.

Day 4
During the last day you will be able to put all your learnt skills into place, learn how to construct a waistband, attach interfacing and complete your project walking away with a new, perfectly fitted A-line skirt made by you.

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 from us, we have a selection for £20 (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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