29. Mar, 2018

Learn To Sew - 2 Day programme

Learn to sew over a 2 day series of classes taking you from the basics of understanding your machine through to constructing a garment.

Worried that you won’t be able to advance that quickly?

Please don’t, you will be learning in a friendly, relaxed environment. We will build your self confidence so that you can move through the stages fairly quickly. When you leave you will have the confidence to tackle a whole range of projects on your own.

We expect you to bring your own machine so that you can learn on the machine you will be using. However, we can supply a machine if required - please let us know when making your booking.

You can participate in both of the days or or choose the level that fits you. The cost for each class is £80.
We are running 2 Days in total.

Special Offer:
Book both days together and save £20 - only £140 to book 2 days.

Day one content:

Part 1 - Learning the Basics:
How does your machine work and what are all the 'bits'.
Learn what the dials do and how to set them for the stitch you require.
How to thread your machine, wind the bobbin and install it in the correct position.
Controlling tension, changing a needle, knowing the appropriate needle for your work and when to change it.
How to clean and maintain your machine.
First sewing practice:
Make a lavender bag - materials supplied

Part 2 - Make a Bag:
This will be your first main make.
You will have a pattern to follow along with the tuition.
Choose between a 'Shopper' or a 'Tote' and whether to line it or not.
Understanding seams and the best way of doing them for this make to increase strength in the finished bag.
Boxing corners to increase bag volume.
Making and inserting Handles. Stitching for strength.
Topstitching - the extra step that finishes off your make in a professional manner.

The materials for the bag will be supplied. There will also be the option to make more than one bag - time permitting.

Part 3 - Make a Zipper Bag:
This will introduce you to sewing zips.
You will have a pattern to follow along with the tuition.
Understand basic construction, enclosing a zip within the lining and finishing techniques.

The materials for the bag will be supplied. There will also be the option to make more than one bag - time permitting.

Day two content

Part 1 - Make an Apron:
Your confidence is building, it's time to try working with a heavier fabric and adding a few extras.
You will have a pattern to follow along with the tuition.
Practicing construction, using adjusting fasteners and adding extras such as pockets and embellishments.

The materials for the apron will be supplied, along with a choice of embellishments.

Part 2 - Make a Girl's Dress or a Ladies Short Sleeved Blouse:
You will need to supply the fabric and haberdashery for your garment.
Please contact us prior to the class to discuss exact requirements depending on garment choice and size - you will need approximately 2 metres or less of fabric and coordinating buttons.

You will be supplied with a pattern of the correct style and size.
You will also get an opportunity to look at commercial patterns to see how they are configured and what some of the symbols mean.

You will be supported through the cutting process and the construction of your garment, taking into account any anomalies associated with your choice of garment and fabric.
You will learn buttonholing and hems.

For each event:

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be supplied during the day.
We will be taking a lunch break - please bring your lunch with you.

You can find our next class dates on our Facebook Events Page

How to book:
Visit AC Crafts in Kimberley and book your classes directly
Pay with PayPal - send your payment, contact details and the Class/es you are booking to
communityenterprise@tigerprojects.co.uk

Please note that if we do not get minimum numbers for this event we may postpone or cancel, so please share with your friends and learn together.

Contact us with any questions:
toni@tigerprojects.co.uk