SEPT Tuesday AM Absolute Beginner's Guide to Sewing and Making Clothes

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SEPT Tuesday AM Absolute Beginner's Guide to Sewing and Making Clothes

185.00
  • Tuesday September 3rd until Tuesday 15th October

  • 10am to 1pm

  • Colour and Cloth (map)

LEVEL: 1 BEGINNER

Class length: 7 x 3 hour sessions.  21 hours tutor time.

Class size: Max 5 students so you reap the benefits of lots of tutor attention

Have you have always wanted to make your own clothes, but not sure where to start? Then this is the course for you. Aimed at Absolute Beginners this course will take you through everything you need to make your first garment: from threading the machine to the wearing your fabulous new design! It will give you sewing confidence and encouragement along every step of your exciting new sewing journey.

By the end of the of 21 hours you will have made your first garment.* Everyone will work on their own project suitable for Beginners level. *Based on full attendance over the 21 hours.

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Tuesday September 3rd until Tuesday 15th October

  • 10am - 1pm

  • Colour and Cloth (map)

 

LEVEL: 1 BEGINNER

Class length: 7 x 3 hour sessions.  Tutor time 21 hours.

Class size: Max 5 students so you reap the benefits of lots of tutor attention

Have you have always wanted to make your own clothes, but not sure where to start? Then this is the course for you. Aimed at Absolute Beginners this course will take you through everything you need to make your first garment: from threading the machine to the wearing your fabulous new design! It will give you sewing confidence and encouragement along every step of your exciting new sewing journey. 

This course will take you through everything you need to make your first garment: from threading the machine to the wearing your fabulous new design! It will give you sewing confidence and encouragement along every step of your exciting new sewing journey. 

By the end of the of 21 hours you will have made your first garment.*  Everyone will work on their own project suitable for Beginners level.  *Based on full attendance .

Materials required at first class: 1 metre of medium weight calico cloth and 1 spool of thread (ask for 120’s) in your choice of colour. Check out The Essential Sewing Kit for where to buy fabrics and lots of other resources.

ABOUT YOUR CLASS...

We cover skills for 3 weeks

  • How to thread a sewing machine and wind a bobbin. Sewing straight lines, corners and curves.

  • How to cut cloth and mark out patterns.

  • Essential seams and hems.

  • Inserting a lapped zip. Sewing on a button. Making a buttonhole

  • Darts to fit and shape.

  • Learning to press with the iron for beautiful results.

  • How to choose a suitable pattern and fabric.

  • Troubleshooting your machine and machine maintenance.

  • Lots of essential sewing tips along the way!

Sewing your chosen garment for 4 weeks

  • Cutting your paper pattern

  • Marking up and cutting your fabric

  • Sewing up and fitting as you go along

  • Finishing up your chosen design.

ABOUT YOUR TUTOR ... Christine's mum taught her to sew when she was six, which means she has been sewing for over 39 years! She has over 25 years experience in fashion and textiles. With a career spanning 8 years employment in the Fashion and Textiles Industry she now celebrates 10 years of self employment working in costume for film, theatre, television (Game of Thrones) and large scale productions. Christine tutored at Belfast Metropolitan College for 6 years before deciding to run her own brand of classes from home.  Our N.I Sewing Bee Angeline Murphy was once one of her dressmaking students. Since 2008 she has taught more than 2000 students. She has taught from age 5 to 95 years young!  She teaches with patience, enthusiasm and encouragement at every step. Click here to read testimonials from her past students.

Equipment: All sewing machines and sewing equipment will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own machine if you wish.  We have a mixture of modern and vintage sewing machines. Also an overlocker and a coverstitch machine, perfect for stitching jersey knits.

 

The Venue: Classes are held in Christine's quirky up-cycled home studio which has been featured both on television and in magazines.  This gives Christine access to her wardrobe where she can show students every seam, zip and different design that they will be learning.  It is a welcoming and relaxing space where each student is made to feel at home.

FREE on street parking. Please be respectful to the neighbours parking spaces.