This series of workshops gives youngsters who either sew with a machine or would like to learn, the opportunity to work in a creative space with an experienced teacher.
Beginners will start by making a bookmark on week one and follow with either a cushion cover or tote bag. During this time, you will be shown simple machining techniques supported by the tutor. You will soon learn to sew in a straight line, pivot at corners, top stitch and sew seams. Once completed, you will be given guidance and materials to choose an individual project such as a simple item of clothing or something functional to sew. As the weeks progress, machining and sewing skills will continue to be introduced.
For those students who have attended previously or who have more experience, once a quick refresh of skills has been carried out, again they can choose a project which extends their skills and experiences.
What you will learn: (depending on ability)Threading and using a sewing machine
Sewing in a straight line
Pivoting at corners
Pattern layout, marking and cutting
Different requirements for working with different types of fabric
Following instructions towards completing a selected sewing project
What you will need:
A sewing machine and sewing kit. If you don’t have these, please let us know and these can be booked from us in advance
Ideas/instructions/patterns for projects suited to the level you sew at.
4.15 - 5.45
The dates for the next term are
5th, 12th, 19th May
2nd, 9th, 16th June
Please note, we try to calculate how long a workshop will be and plan to finish each item or items in the allocated time but this is not always possible. If you are unable to finish in the allocated time, we will make sure that you are confident to complete it at home.
We require a minimum of 5 people for this workshop to go ahead. If this number is not reached by one week before the class, we will be contacting you with an alternative date. If you are unable to re-schedule we offer a full refund.
Check out what other young makers have done in their sewing classes HERE