SEPT THURS EVE Next Steps / Intermediate: Sew Your Own Style

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SEPT THURS EVE Next Steps / Intermediate: Sew Your Own Style

187.50
  • Thursday September 5th until Thursday 17th October

  • 6.00pm - 9.00pm

  • Colour and Cloth (map)

LEVEL 2: NEXT STEPS / INTERMEDIATE

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. This provides a great learning environment in a welcoming sewing studio space.

This class is a natural progression from Level 1: Absolute Beginners Sewing Class. We aim to take it up a notch, focusing on improving and advancing your existing skills and learning lots of new ones. As your skill set widens, sewing confidence soars! Classes are always full of designer / maker tips thrown in for good measure!

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  • Thursday September 4th until Thursday 16th October

  • 6.00pm - 9.00pm

  • Colour and Cloth (map)

LEVEL 2: NEXT STEPS / INTERMEDIATE

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

Class size: Max 5 students so you reap the benefits of lots of tutor attention.  This provides a great learning environment in a welcoming sewing studio space. There must be a minimum of 3 bookings for the class to run.

This class is a natural progression from Level 1: Absolute Beginners Sewing Class. We aim to take it up a notch, focusing on improving and advancing your existing skills and learning lots of new ones. As your skill set widens, sewing confidence soars, and your creative mind will be busy with possibilities for new designs and makes! Classes are always full of designer / maker tips thrown in for good measure!  

What to bring to class: Please bring a project of your choice: new pattern and fabric (calico also if you wish to toile up first, which is recommended).  The project should be an advancement up from what you have sewn before.  If you are not sure what project to tackle next, don’t worry, we can discuss this one week 1. Check out The Essential Sewing Kit for where to buy fabrics and lots of other resources.

ABOUT YOUR CLASS…

In addition to working on your own project, we will cover the following skills.

  • Inserting an invisible zip.

  • Making and using bias binding, so many uses!

  • Developing a knowledge of fabrics and their properties

  • The importance of pressing to achieve the best results

  • How to choose a suitable pattern and fabric.

  • Intro to adapting and adjusting a pattern to your own design.

  • Introduction to garment alterations

  • Troubleshooting your machine and machine maintenance.

  • Cutting your paper pattern

  • Marking up and cutting your fabric

  • Sewing up and fitting as you go along

  • Finishing up your chosen design.

Each student should aim to complete 1 garment in their choice of fabric.* If you finish 1 garment, you will be encouraged to make another.  *Based on full attendance.

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 (Great Interior Design Challenge) and in national interior magazines.  This gives Christine access to her wardrobe where she can show students every seam, zip and different design that they may encounter when making their project.

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

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