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** bring fabric of your choice and matching thread if you have something specific in mind **
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** bring fabric of your choice and matching thread if you have something specific in mind **
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
*** bring fabric of your choice and matching thread. Pattern New Look 3843, a 7" zip and a button ***
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!