1 x 3.5hr Session
Class Length: 3.5 hours
Number in Class: 8
Entry Level: You will need to have completed one of our ‘Sewing Machine Basics’ courses or have similar experience with a machine. This means you must be able to thread the machine on your own, wind a bobbin, and go forwards and backwards with straight stitch.
Materials: Most materials included, but please check below for what you need to bring.
Tutor: Terry Baker or Susan Young
Are you keen to start dressmaking but lack the confidence to get going on your own? This introductory class is perfect for you. We will cover: How to measure the body; Understanding fit; Reading a commercial pattern; What fabrics to use; Laying out a pattern; Pinning and cutting. Plus, all students will complete the following practicals: Insert a dress zip; Insert a dart; Create a facing; Add a buttonhole.
Current Class Dates:
Saturday 17th September, 1:30 - 5:00
Saturday 15th October, 9:00 - 12:30
Sunday 16th October, 1:30 - 5:00
Saturday 19th November, 9:00 - 12:30
Sunday 11th December, 1:30 - 5:00
Saturday 14th January, 1:30 - 5:00
Sunday 15th January, 9:00 - 12:30
Discount for Class Attendees
On the day of your class please make sure you leave time after your morning class, or before your afternoon class to browse our shop. Class attendees get 10% of purchases* in the shop on the day of their class.
*Excludes Gift Vouchers, Sewing Machines & Classes
All our classes are non-refundable and non-transferable. We urge you to carefully check your diary prior to booking to ensure that you can attend. We also need three students enrolled on the class otherwise it is subject to cancellation. By purchasing this class you are agreeing to our full class policy.
Class Materials and Equipment
Most materials for this class are included in the price, but you will need to bring the following:
Machine: You will need to bring your own working sewing machine (bring the manual too if you have one). We no longer have class machines for you to borrow.
Thread: 1 x 100m spool of Gutermann Sew All or similar thread.
Haberdashery: You may find it useful to bring your own scissors, tape measure, pins and chalk, although we will have these to borrow, and please do bring a notepad and pen.