A sewing course for beginners. Learn the basics from how to use a sewing machine to the application of different hems by making a variety of projects each week. 

Skills that we cover will be:
- learning how and when to use all the basic sewing machine stitches
- to get total control of the sewing machine
- how to apply a regular zip in 3 different ways and adjusting its length
- mastering a variety of seams
- learn how to sew corners, curves and darts
- experimenting with colours and pattern and fabric properties
- an introduction into patchwork and quilting
- application of wide variety of hems

Projects and time table:
Week 1:
Hands on introduction to the sewing machine and a variety of stitches and
Week 2:
Zippered pouch with loop.
Week 3:
Make-up bag with zip and lining.
Week 4 and 5:
Lined zippered pencil case with a patchwork and quilting detail.
Week 6:
Hems: single, double, herringbone and invisible hem to put in practice on your own garment.
Week 7 and 8:
Making a trivet.
Week 9 and 10:
Making a bigger project to incorporate all the skills and techniques gained so far.



Tutor: Martha Van Der Laan
Date & Time: Tuesdays, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Venue: Textile Studio, New Brewery Arts
REF: SC07-18
PRICE: £220.00 (£0.00 VAT)

All abilities welcome

What you will need:
The tutor will advise you in the first session what to bring.

Spring Term 2018
Mon 8th January - Fri 23rd March
Half term Mon 12th Feb - Fri 16th Feb


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