Love being creative? Budding textile designer? Learn how to use a sewing machine and create a number of textile projects.  

To start the course the Young Designers will have an introduction to the sewing machines and get to grip with various stitch types. Throughout the 10 weeks they will form a book of fabric samples showing the different types of seams, these can then be kept as a reference guide. To start they will make an applique cushion to build confidence using machines. As we go further into the workshop they can develop on their skills by making a pyjama set or other wearable garment with embellishments.  The Young Designers will have the opportunity to design their projects on paper before we start the sewing process. At the end of the 10 weeks we will come together and showcase their projects.

10 Week Young designer course outline:

Week 1:

  • Produce fabric sample - seams
  • Introduction to sewing machines
  • Create a cushion

Week 2:

  • Produce fabric sample - seams
  • Create a pin cushion and needle case

Week 3:

  • Produce fabric sample - seams
  • Pencil Case

Week 4:

  • Produce fabric sample - seams
  • Design pyjama set using basic outline (add pockets, bows, decide fabric pattern)

Week 5:

  • Produce fabric sample - seams
  • Make pyjama shorts

Week 6:

  • Produce fabric sample - seams
  • Pyjama shorts

Week 7:

  • Produce fabric sample - binding
  • Pyjama top

Week 8:

  • Produce fabric sample - Sewing a curved edge
  • Pyjama Top

Week 9:

  • Produce fabric sample - piping
  • Pyjama Top

Week 10:

  • Create a book with all fabric samples


Tutor: Rebecca Lodge
Date & Time: Sundays, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Venue: Textile Studio, New Brewery Arts
REF: SMCC35-18
PRICE: £160.00 (£0.00 VAT)

All abilities welcome for ages 8 - 11

What you will need:
All materials and snack included.

first class: Sun 22nd April

Last Class: Sunday 8th July

No classes: Sunday 27th May and Sunday 3rd June


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