Silk Sewing - A masterclass in garment making with Silk
Silk Sewing - A masterclass in garment making with Silk
Silk Sewing - A masterclass in garment making with Silk

Silk Sewing - A masterclass in garment making with Silk

Regular price £50.00
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Date and Time
We are taking a £50 deposit for this course with the final payment due one week before the course starts. The full cost of this class is £135.00 so the second payment will be for £85.
Silk fabric is beautiful, luxurious and makes the most stunning garments. However, it's often slippery and delicate nature can make sewing with it tricky and not a little daunting!

In this workshop using a pattern of your own choice, you will learn the tips and tricks to make handling this type of fabric easier, as well as give you confidence when working with other less than well behaved fabrics. 

What you will learn:

Making and fitting a toile and why
Cutting out your pattern pieces
Pinning and marking techniques
The correct way to press silk
Machine sewing techniques 
Best seam finishes to use
Hemming tips
What you will need:
Pattern (pattern pieces cut out/traced and ready to go)
Toiling fabric similar to silk fabric - if you have a silk satin for instance, a polyester version in a similar weight would be perfect 
Silk fabric (pre washed - VERY important Pre washing, most silk can be washed by hand using a silk detergent and then drip dried.)
Rotary Cutter and mat OR sharp scissors (preferably micro serrated)
Pattern weights
Fine pins
Microtex sewing needles size 60 or 70
Appropriate interfacing and other notions required for your pattern
Cotton thread if working with 100% silk fabric, Polyester thread if working with a silk blend fabric. NOT silk thread.
Sewing machine
Sewing kit

Duration - 10 - 5 pm for two days

Course Leader - Vanessa Borrell 

Level - Intermediate, you will need to have already sewn garments, know how to use a sewing machine and have an understanding of garment construction


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Myself and my daughter came in to choose a pattern to get us back into sewing again. Lizzy was so helpful, talking us through all of the patterns she has and what fabrics would suit the pattern and our skill level. We are so exicited to get started and thats thanks to Lizzy's patience and help in the shop. We can't wait to come on one of your workshops.

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