Who is this suitable for: Any over 16- this doesn't require any previous experience just a little enthusiasm!!
Week 1: Introduction to Sewing Workshop:
What you'll learn & make: Learn the basic functions of a sewing machine, become confident in how to thread & use the machine to create a cushion cover. Learn basic techniques such as creating hems & seams that are ideal skills to transfer to everyday sewing jobs. You will also create a stitch sampler.
Week 2: Bunting
What you'll learn & make: Increase your confidence in using the basic functions of the sewing machine, creating seams, negotiating corners, clipping & turning & attaching bias binding to produce a beautiful 2.5m length of bunting in our pretty printed cottons.
Week 3: Coated Cotton Zipper Bags
What you'll Learn & Make: Learn how to handle a new but practical water resistant fabric, change your machines presser foot to insert a zip, create volume with 'box corners' to make a set of wash bags.
Week 4: Applique Tote Bag
What you'll Learn & Make: Increase your confidence in using the basic functions of the sewing machine; Learn how to perfect the decorative technique of applique, lots of tips & tricks including using ‘bondaweb’ to produce a personalised design.
Week 5: Jersey Infinity Scarf
What you will learn & make: Learn about ‘What is jersey fabric’, how to stitch jersey/stretch fabrics to create seams on a regular sewing machine, understand stretch percentages...put it into practice & make an infinity scarf. This is a perfect workshop to prepare you to progress onto dressmaking projects with stretch fabric.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
2½ hours (6:00pm to 8:30pm)