INTRODUCTION TO SEWING WORKSHOP *new dates coming soon*

INTRODUCTION TO SEWING WORKSHOP *new dates coming soon*

175.00

FIVE WEEK COURSE

FIRST SESSION: TUESDAY 23RD APRIL 7PM-10PM

LAST SESSION: TUESDAY 21ST MAY 7PM-10PM

Always wanted to learn to sew but have no idea where to start or even how to use a machine? Or perhaps you used to sew and would love to revisit this amazing craft again but have lost confidence and need a refresher? Well this is the course for you! Allowing a ‘back to basics’ approach by making friends with a sewing machine, through to making simple projects. This course will teach you a variety of skills and techniques that will help you tackle future projects with more confidence and ability.

This five week all inclusive course is a perfect way to learn and build your sewing skills, whilst making four different projects. Perfect for gifting to loved ones or to keep all to yourself!

MAXIMUM CLASS SIZE: 4

Please read below for further information.

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Session details:

Session 1 - this session is to familiarise yourself with a sewing machine and getting to grips   with exercises set that will build your confidence with the machine. 

Session 2 - make beautiful bunting for a party or to decorate a room.  

Session 3 - make a lovely buttoned envelope cushion for your home

Session 4 - make a small zip pouch that could be used as a cute pencil case or make-up case. 

Session 5 - make a practical tote bag. 

Skills and techniques you will learn

  • how to set up the sewing machine and wind the bobbin

  • how to change stitches, length and feet

  • how to use a pattern and cut out fabric on the straight grain 

  • how to sew simple seams and finish off the seam allowances

  • how to snip corners and press out seams

  • how to attach bias binding

  • how to hem projects

  • how to make button holes

  • how to insert a zip

  • how to add 3 dimensional shaping to simple projects

  • how to top stitch

Skill level?

None required, this is for complete beginners or those wishing to refresh their skills and confidence with sewing.

What's included?

  • All fabrics, thread and notions for each of the 4 projects - a choice will be provided subject to availability.

  • Tea/coffee and biscuits or cake.  Please advise if there are any food allergies or intolerances.  We will do our best to cater for you.

What you need to bring:

Just you!  All equipment and materials will be provided.  

If you need a cushion insert for the cover that you'll make in session 3, this can be purchased separately on the day.  Costs will be advised in session 2 in preparation.

Course dates

Session 1 - Tuesday 23rd April 2019, 7pm - 9.30pm
Session 2 - Tuesday 30th April 2019, 7pm - 10.00pm
Session 3 - Tuesday 7th May, 7pm - 10.00pm
Session 4 - Tuesday 14th May, 7pm - 10.00pm
Session 5 - Tuesday 21st May, 7pm - 10.00pm

Location

Near The Embankment, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40. Full address provided on booking.

Classes are restricted to 6 maximum.