About the Course
A one day dressmaking class for those who have a particular pattern in mind, not covered in one of our other classes. Please contact us before booking to ensure your pattern choice is suitable for the time and skill level of the class. We can also help you choose a pattern if you can’t decide!
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 six to ensure everyone gets the time and attention they need.
Please note the complexity of your pattern, and your level of sewing experience may mean you might not complete your pattern in the one day class, but you will be given lots of tips and help to ensure you are comfortable completing your project at home.
You will learn:
Measuring yourself and choosing the correct pattern size
Cutting out your pattern & fabric accurately
Sewing darts (Pattern Dependent)
Adding a facing (Pattern Dependent)
Sewing pockets (Pattern Dependent)
Finishing your seams
Sewing an invisible zip (Pattern Dependent)
Creating an elastic waist casing (Pattern Dependent)
How to hem your dress
What you need to bring:
Your chosen pattern
Your fabric – please contact us prior to booking if you are not sure about the fabric requirements for your chosen pattern.
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
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your 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, plus tea, coffee and cake!
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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