It is a good starting point to learn expert sewing techniques whether you want to progress into dressmaking, soft furnishing or craft projects.
Starting at the very beginning with how to use a sewing machine, each session expands on the skills learnt in the previous one, building your knowledge and technical ability over the three days (18 hours in total). You’ll learn how to understand sewing machines and be competent and confident in using one. I'll explain what the different presser feet are for and you'll learn how to handle, measure and cut a variety of fabrics, interfacing, interlining, and tackle common fastenings such as buttons, zips and velcro.
The course is composed of a series of tutorials, each followed by a lovely project so you can practise the skills learnt in that session.
Artisan Stitch won a Certificate of Excellence in January 2019 and is rated 'Best sewing classes in Edinburgh'.
Who is this aimed at?
-Absolute Beginners (if you've never used a sewing machine before)
-Novice sewists (if you've recently learned and would like to fill in some gaps and learn a bit more)
-Lapsed sewists (as a refresher course if you haven't sewn for a while)
What will I learn?
-how to use a sewing machine safely and confidently
-how to wind bobbins and how to thread a sewing machine
-how to sew perfect straight lines, smooth curves and turn corners
-understand the importance of correct thread tension
-different stitch types, lengths and widths
-learn different seam types and when to use them
-how to deal with raw edges
-how to take up hems
-make machined buttonholes and sew on buttons
-how to sew in a zip
-four great sewing projects to practice your new skills:
-a tote bag,
-envelope cushion with buttons
-padded I-pad/tablet cover
- zipped make-up bag
Sewing machines are provided or you can bring your own if you have one.
Cost £180 (optional fabric pack £15, or bring your own)
Meals, travel and accommodation are not included.
Due to social distancing requirements, the number of places available has been reduced to as few as 4 so book your place now.
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