Making Clothes at St Ives Adult Learning and Skills
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About the Course
From choosing the right fabric and pattern to how to press for a professional finish, you will learn the essential skills for making your own clothes at home. This is a Dressmaking course for those who already know how to set up their sewing machine and how to use it for straight and zig-zag stitching. During this course you will learn:
How to use the basic dressmaking tools
How to use the sewing machine for making clothes
How to use the iron and how to press
How to buy a paper pattern and how to choose fabric
The three essential skills which are used every time for whatever is made in the future: (1) Altering the pattern to fit (2) How to cut out fabric and pattern pieces and (3) Preparation for construction.
The actual techniques used on the chosen garment that you will make by the end of the course.
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?
You will need to bring with you a sewing machine and foot pedal (clean and in good working order) with instruction booklet, plus spare bobbins that are correct for the machine, all the feet and accessories including the zipper foot and an overcast foot (if you have one) and universal sewing machine needles sizes 80 & 90.
In addition you will need:
Cutting out scissors
Small pair of scissors
Fading marker pen or tailors chalk
Machine sewing thread any colour
Pieces of fabric to make samples
Pen, pencil and a ruler
An A4 folder for your notes and samples
If you already have a pattern and fabric that you want to use, then bring this to the first class. If not, the fabric and haberdashery required to make the garment can be purchased after the first class. The tutor will have a list of suitable patterns and advice on the fabric to buy.
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Course Start DatesWednesday 7th November 2018
- Accessible by public transport
- Disabled access
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