Beginners Dressmaking - Learn to Sew a Dungaree Dress in Wokingham
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About the Course
Our Dress In A Day Pinafore Dress class for dressmaking beginners is the perfect class for people who want to start sewing their own clothes but don’t know where to start. The Cleo dress is an on-trend dungaree/pinafore dress with either buckles or buttons on the straps and two length options and is a great project to get you started on your handmade wardrobe.
Our sewing classes are relaxed and friendly, taking place at our beautiful studio at Holme Grange Craft Village in Wokingham, Berkshire. You’ll get to use our brand new digital Janome sewing machines and class sizes are capped at five to ensure everyone gets the time and attention they need.
YOU WILL LEARN
Measuring yourself and choosing the correct pattern size
Understanding a sewing pattern
Cutting out your pattern & fabric accurately
Sewing and finishing seams
Perfecting top stitching for a professional finish
Adding patch pockets
Button holes or attaching buckles and jeans buttons depending on whether you’d like a pinafore or dungaree style dress
How to hem your dress
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING
1.3m – 1.9m of medium to heavy weight fabric. We suggest 10oz denim, corduroy, canvas or even furnishing weight fabric – you want something that will hold its shape. (Please check size chart in photo gallery for info on how much fabric to bring and fabric recommendations. If you aren’t sure, please contact us)
0.5m fusible interfacing (you can purchase this on the day or via our website).
Matching thread – we provide a wide choice of coloured threads to use during the class but if there is a specific colour match or top-stitching colour you would like, we recommend bringing your own
Dungaree buckles & jean buttons (you can purchase these on the day or via our website) OR 2 buttons of your choice
You’ll know how to use a sewing machine (threading the needle, winding a bobbin, basic stitches). You can complete our Learn to Sew for complete beginners class or be of an equivalent experience level.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. The voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
The class includes expert instruction, use of the Janome machines, tools, threads etc, a copy of the Cleo dress pattern so you can make again at home plus tea, coffee and cake!
You can bring a packed lunch or you can order delicious sandwiches, salads and hot food from the cafe downstairs.
Lovely class and LOVE my finished dungaree dress! Sheona was really friendly and helpful and I now feel much more confident with my sewing machine. Thank you!! x
Ellie - - #10112
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