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Beginners 5 day Get into Sewing Course

A photo of some fabric and threadThis complete beginners sewing course will set you of on new crafting adventures

Day 1- We will complete the How to Use a sewing machine class and make a tote bag to keep our sewing projects in along with a cute pin cushion.

Day 2 – We will create some useful samples that can be referred to in the future, these will include seams hems and hand and machine sewing techniques.

Day 3 – We will start the day finding out about pattern terms and then cut a wrap skirt out from a commercial pattern and make all the relevant markings onto the fabric

Day 4 – You will make up your skirt

Day 5 – Will be a fun conclusion to the course making a patchwork cushion  with a zip to finish

Skill level- Complete beginner

AIMS OF THE COURSE

To teach you the skills you need to become confident with using a sewing machine and following simple patterns and make some simple projects

What to Bring to the class-

You may wish to bring your own Sewing Machine if you have one

All materials are provided for this course

Classes start at 10am and finish at 3

Tutor

Aly Warner

Date/Time ClassCostSpaces
23/10/2017 - 27/10/2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Beginners Get into Sewing Course
The Consortium, Winchester Hants
£280.00 3

How to Use your Overlocker

The ever scary overlocker, if you own one and feel its missing its potential, bring it along to this class and we will spend some time discussing and practicing the different stitches and techniques available on your machine and then we will put them into practice and make a simple T shirt.

Class level – Intermediate, you will have sewn other easy to make garments and have good basic sewing knowledge. Have access to and be able to bring your own overlocker to the class along with the manual for the machine.

The topics we aim to cover are:

We aim to cover the points on the list below. Depending on how many questions you have, we may not get a chance to cover everything – please let us know if there is something specific you really want help with before you leave if we don’t cover it in the class.

We aim to teach you the skills you will need to improve your overlocker use. You will make an easy to wear Tshirt using your overlocker and samples that can be referred to in the future  All fabrics are included for the class

Specifically you will learn;

  • Overlocker techniques
  • Stitches and how to change them
  • Using stitch and tear interfacing
  • Attaching a continuous neck band
  • Working with different fabrics
  • The Overlocker rolled hem

What you need to bring to the class:

  • An Overlocker and any accessories you have
  • Your overlocker manual (important)

Maximum class size 4

Tutor

Aly Warner

Date/Time ClassCostSpaces
07/10/2017
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
How To Use an Overlocker
The Consortium, Winchester Hants
£65.00 1

Beginners Handbag

soft handbag with birdcage design on frontIdeal for newcomers to bag making! Learn basic handbag construction methods and leave with a well finished, lined handbag and skills that you can apply to many different sewing projects.

Level -Basic knowledge of using a sewing machine is needed for this class.

The topics we aim to cover are:

  • Basic bag making techniques
  • The importance of interfacing/wadding in bag making
  • Creating a bag base
  • Adding metal feet to the base of the bag
  • Ideas for embellishing your bag
  • Adding a magnetic popper closure to a handbag

Materials needed:

You will need to bring along

  • 2 x 40cm x 45cm main fabric
  • 2 x 40cm x 45cm lining fabric
  • Matching thread

Wadding, Bag feet, a magnetic popper & handles will be provided.

Tutor -Aly Warner

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How To Use A Sewing Machine

 

A photo of a sewing machine with some gingham fabricA class for absolute beginners and a fantastic course to get you on your way – learn how to thread and operate a sewing machine confidently. Take your samples home with you and have everything you need to refer to in the future. This is one of our favourite sessions as it’s like teaching someone to drive, as soon as you get it, you’re on your way. Scheduled classes are shown at the bottom of the page.
Class level- Total beginner / Refresher

What we will cover in this session

We aim to cover the list below, but depending on how many questions you may have we may not get a chance to cover everything – please let us know if there is something specific you really want help with before you leave which we haven’t covered.

How to thread the machine

How to wind on the bobbin and insert the bobbin

Stitching straight, curves and corners

ZigZag stitches and stretch stitches

Understanding tension and problem solving tension issues

Importance of a completing the stitch cycle

Reversing

Importance of steering the fabric

Machine feet and how to use them

Have a go at creating seams a rolled hem and applique

Understanding which needles to use with different fabrics

Basic troubleshooting

What you need to bring with you

Nothing! All is provided, but if you have one you may wish to bring your own machine to get the best from the class

Tutor

Aly Warner

Date/Time ClassCostSpaces
02/10/2017
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
How to Use a Sewing machine
The Consortium, Winchester Hants
£35.00 1
04/11/2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
How to Use a Sewing machine
The Consortium, Winchester Hants
£35.00 3

Hand Sewing

Some hand made pants, threads and scissorsThis class is for anyone who would like to gain confidence with hand sewing techniques that can be used to finish projects or mend garments. In the class we show you how to handle fabric and finish projects with lovely neat stitches. You will go home with samples that we have tried out different stitch techniques on. Scheduled classes are listed at the end of the page Skill level- Beginner/Refresher

What we aim to achieve

Hemming stitches

Slip stitch

Sewing on a buttons

Thread loops

What you need to bring

Everything is provided for this class

Tutor

Aly Warner

Date/Time ClassCostSpaces
09/10/2017
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Hand Sewing
The Consortium, Winchester Hants
£25.00 5

Beginner’s Sewing Masterclass

A photo of some fabric and threadThis is great class if you know a little sewing – so long as you can use a machine you will be able to handle this class no problem. We will show you techniques that you will use time and time again. Knowing a few simple techniques will help you go a long way to complete all sorts of projects whether used in craft, dressmaking of furnishings. You will leave with a folder of samples to refer to in the future.

Class level – Beginner

What we will cover in the session

We aim to cover the following in the lessons

Convex curves
Concave curves
Darts
French Seams
Facings
Hems
Buttonholes
Simple zip
Bias binding
Piping

What you need to bring with you

All materials are provided for this class

Tutor

Aly Warner

Date/Time ClassCostSpaces
23/09/2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Beginners Sewing Masterclass
The Consortium, Winchester Hants
£65.00 2

Beginner’s Patchwork

Different fabrics and tools for patchworkingHave you often looked at quilts on line and in books and wondered where to start? Well, this is the class for you.  In this one day workshop we take the mystery out of modern patchwork and hopefully kick start your creative side to produce easy but effective patchwork items (quilts/table runners/cushions) for all your friends and family.  A full day packed with tips and inspiration that will have you going home with small samples and big ideas.

The topics we aim to cover in this lesson

Fabric Terminology

Handling your fabric

Rotary Cutting – Equipment and use

Basic Sewing Machine Use

Achieving an accurate 1/4” seam

Pressing

Four Patch Blocks

Nine Patch Blocks

Rail Fence Blocks

Using one of the blocks we will make a simple cushion cover

Materials Needed:

We have sewing machines for you to use but if you would like to bring your own please advise us at the time of booking. If bringing your own machine, a 1/4” foot would be useful, but not essential. You will also need to bring along 50cm x 110cm of three co-ordinating cotton fabrics and cotton thread.

Tutor

Aly Warner

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