£40 (for 2 sessions)
£60 (for 4 sessions)
£80 (for 6 sessions)
29 & 30 July
5 & 6 August
12 & 13 August
19 & 20 August
26 & 27 August
OK, so if you now know where your machine’s flywheel is and know what a bobbin looks like, how to fill it and where it goes…. and perhaps getting to grips with how to sew a straight-ish line… then you might want to find a few projects that are not too hard and build some confidence using the skills you’ve learnt.
Tip: Don’t jump straight to a dress pattern as it’s important that you don’t get demotivated and throw your machine out the window!
Check out these 2 boards below on pinterest – I have gathered projects that are at the right level for beginners to sew a few projects from so that you can get a few wins under your belt:
Keeping motivated and doing smaller projects is best. Have fun!
Lillian Weber is 99-years-old and makes a dress for a small girl in Africa every single day.
By next May 6, when Lillian Weber celebrates her 100th birthday, her tally will reach 1,000 handmade dresses donated. In the past two years she’s finished more than 840 of them.
Purposeful sewing that makes a difference – love it!
Know how to use your sewing machine but want to get creative? Learn how to do decorative freehand embroidery designs with your sewing machine.
Great for card making, gifts picture in a frame, fun appliqué on a dress or pillowcase, customise an old item of clothing with these techniques. So get started: book online – Freehand Sewing Machine Embroidery class with teacher Katie (pics of her creations!). Class includes sewing machine set up, different techniques, ideas to get you designing and practice your technique.
Don’t know how to use your sewing machine yet? Book online – Sewing Machine Skills class.
I’m excited to give you a run down of the latest classes.. doing the class timetable right now.. we have small classes of 4-6 people and offer classes on Saturdays, Tuesday & Thursday mornings and weekday evenings for the 2 hour classes. Why not spend the holiday making some beautiful things. Let me know which you’d like to join us for!
2 hour classes cost £25 – Tuesday/ Thursday evenings
3 hour classes cost £35 – Tuesday/ Thursday 10am-1pm or Saturday 10.30am-1.30pm / 3am-6pm
(Current prices expiring 30 Sept 2013)
…for all levels
Supervised Sewing Groups – 3 hour session, £15 bring own project
Know how to use your machine but lack confidence to start (or finish) a project on your own? Join us for cake, tea and most importantly advice and guidance at hand.
- Machine sewing skills – 3 hour class, £35 (Skill: Beginners/ Refreshers)
Threading the machine, sewing in a straight line, which stitches to use when, technique, troubleshooting, basic concepts of making things. Hire a machine for £5 or dust yours off and get back into the swing of things again.
- Cutting & choosing fabrics – 2 hour class, £25 (Skill: Beginners)
Understanding different fabrics: characteristics, buying, cutting, how much to buy. Which needles, thread, foot pressure to use. (Related class: Following a pattern for intermediate)
- Alterations – 2 hour class, £25
All skill levels. Find out how to tackle those repairs & alterations you didn’t think you could do yourself! Take garments in/out, hemming, darning, broken zips, etc.
- PJ bottoms – 3 hour class, £35 bring own fabric (Skill: Beginners)
Make a pair of comfy, chilling-out-on-the-couch PJ bottoms.
- Zips & button holes – 2 hour class, £25 (Skill: Beginners)
Zips made easy! Make neat buttonholes on your machine easily.
- Make a little girl’s dress – 3 hour class, £35 bring own fabric
Make a little girl’s dress pillowcase dress or pinafore including button hole.
- Following a pattern – 3 hour class, £35 bring own fabric
Learn what all the abbreviations and terms mean. How to cut the fabric out and steps in using a clothing pattern. Including basics of sizing a pattern to your measurements.
- Curtains – 2 hour class, £25
Learn and practice the basics of making your own lined hanging curtains and save hundreds of pounds. Fabric calculations also included.
- Little girl’s dress theory only – 2 hour class, £25
Learn the basics of making little girl’s dresses which are size adjustable ideas and tricks to make them fit for longer.
See you soon for a cuppa tea and some sewing!