6 week Beginners course.Start from the beginning and finish with a skirt and lots of new skills!
Introduction to a Sewing machine
Different stitches and their uses
Sewing straight lines
Sewing round corners
Different types of fabric and needles
Make a tote bag
Measuring and cutting fabric
Identifying the grain of fabric and other useful sewing terms
Applique a motif
Hemming and finishing off
Make a zipped pouch
Practice putting in a zip
Also learn different techniques – darts, gathers, French seams, stay stitch, under stitching, clipping and notching and button holes
Accomplish all the essential processes that you need to know in order to start making your own clothes
Complete / refresh anything from previous lesson
Reading commercial patterns – fabric requirements including suitable fabrics
Body measurements vs pattern measurements
How to transfer a pattern so it can be used again in a multiple of sizes
Using all the skills acquired make an A-line skirt
Tracing a pattern and cutting out of fabric
Sew together skirt!Don't forget once you have mastered the skills and made a skirt you can make many more!
Oh and then come back please and learn how to make a dress or a man's shirt!