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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
06/01/2019
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
How To Use an Overlocker
Stable 2, The Vine, Stockbridge Hampshire
£0.00 0
25/01/2019
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
How To Use an Overlocker
Stable 2, The Vine, Stockbridge Hampshire
£70.00 2
10/03/2019
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
How To Use an Overlocker
Stable 2, The Vine, Stockbridge Hampshire
£70.00 4
11/05/2019
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
How To Use an Overlocker
Stable 2, The Vine, Stockbridge Hampshire
£70.00 4

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
05/01/2019
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
How to Use a Sewing machine
Stable 2, The Vine, Stockbridge Hampshire
£35.00 2
05/01/2019
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
How to Use a Sewing machine
Stable 2, The Vine, Stockbridge Hampshire
£35.00 1
30/01/2019
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
How to Use a Sewing machine
Stable 2, The Vine, Stockbridge Hampshire
£35.00 5
23/02/2019
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
How to Use a Sewing machine
Stable 2, The Vine, Stockbridge Hampshire
£35.00 5
27/03/2019
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
How to Use a Sewing machine
Stable 2, The Vine, Stockbridge Hampshire
£35.00 5
27/04/2019
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
How to Use a Sewing machine
Stable 2, The Vine, Stockbridge Hampshire
£35.00 5
22/05/2019
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
How to Use a Sewing machine
Stable 2, The Vine, Stockbridge Hampshire
£35.00 5
08/06/2019
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
How to Use a Sewing machine
Stable 2, The Vine, Stockbridge Hampshire
£35.00 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
20/01/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Beginners Sewing Masterclass
Stable 2, The Vine, Stockbridge Hampshire
£75.00 1
09/03/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Beginners Sewing Masterclass
Stable 2, The Vine, Stockbridge Hampshire
£75.00 5
03/05/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Beginners Sewing Masterclass
Stable 2, The Vine, Stockbridge Hampshire
£75.00 5

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

Date/Time ClassCostSpaces
11/01/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Beginners Patchwork
Stable 2, The Vine, Stockbridge Hampshire
£75.00 3

Free Motion Machine Embroidery

Embroidery stitched card of posh welliesIn the 4 hour class you will learn how to hoop up your fabric and set your machine up ready to create wonderfully wobbly lines. You’ll then get to grips with using your machine without feed dogs, ‘drawing’ with your machine and adding splashes of colour with fabrics.

By the end of the class you’ll have a selection of sample pieces and have created your very own framed card to take away.
Not artistic? No sewing experience? No problem! This fun, versatile technique has no rules and knows no boundaries, you are free to create with it as you fancy. Learn to use your sewing machine to create works of art.
Class level – All levels

The Topics we aim to cover are:

Setting up your machine for FME
Tools required
Hooping
Fabric choice and preparing your fabric
Thread choice
Needle choice
Transferring designs
Where to find inspiration
Applications for FME
Great practice ideas
Creating backgrounds
Resolving issues
Learning good FME habits

What will I need to Bring

All fabrics and tools are provided for this class

Tutor

Meg Harris

Date/Time ClassCostSpaces
27/01/2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free Motion Machine Embroidery
Stable 2, The Vine, Stockbridge Hampshire
£50.00 3
28/04/2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free Motion Machine Embroidery
Stable 2, The Vine, Stockbridge Hampshire
£50.00 5
 

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