Introduction to Making Clothes

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This is a day for anyone who wants to learn more about the techniques of sewing clothes.  It is ideal for those  beginning their journey into making clothes and also for anyone who wants a refresher or to fill in their gaps of knowledge.
You must be able to use a sewing machine with some confidence to get the most out of this session.

You should leave this session feeling ready to start your next dressmaking project with enthusiasm

What we will cover during the day…

  • Taking accurate measurements
  • Useful tools that will help
  • Fabric types and what to choose
  • Knowing how much fabric to buy
  • Using a pattern
  • Understanding instructions and symbols
  • How to adapt a pattern to fit
  • Understanding ‘Ease’
  • What is a toile and how can it help
  • Why a dressmakers stand is useful
  • Understanding seam allowance
  • sewing darts
  • sewing a concealed zip
  • types of seams
  • types of hems
  • gathering ease
  • sewing a sleeve
  • using bias binding
  • What is a facing
  • Understitching
  • overlocking

Maximum class size 8 people (4 people whilst observing Covid restrictions)

Saturday

14th November 2020

10am – 4pm

£50

Saturday

7th December 2020

10am – 4pm

£50

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Saturday

6th February 2021

10am – 4pm

£50

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