This basic sewing course will teach you all you need to know about how to sew. From learning about your sewing machine, to creating your own constructed outcome, we will guide you through all stages. This course is suitable for absolute beginners or those with very little prior experience using a machine.
Within this course you will learn the health and safety aspects of using a sewing machine, how to thread and maintain your machine and how to adjust tensions. We will show you how to sew on a variety of fabrics and how to construct basic seams, darts and folds.
The next stage is to choose a project to work on. We can provide a structured project for a fashion or furnishing outcome, all materials are included. Our tutor will guide you through the stages of constructing your outcome, embellishing and surface decoration. You will have access to a range of threads, yarns, buttons, ribbons and trimmings.
Sewing machines are provided, although you are welcome to bring your own machine (please let us know at the time of booking if this is the case)
This is an adult course for students aged 16 + (or aged 13 if accompanied by an adult). Maximum of 10 places available.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
Use of all equipment, including sewing machines
Basic fabrics for toiles
Basic pattern for one project
Threads and needles
Tea, coffee and biscuits