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4 Week Soft Tailoring Jacket Making

CHECK JACKET ON MANEQUINMake yourself something to be proud of and a timeless classic. I love soft tailoring its my favourite pastime and working with winter weight fabrics makes colder days bearable. You are welcome to make a jacket of your choice or this jacket which I have made repeatedly over the past 5 years for many people.  If you would like to move on in your skill set then this is your class

Skill level-Intermediate +/ Advanced.

The topics we aim to cover

  • To teach you all the skills you need to become confident with soft tailoring
  • Learn what measurements you need to take
  • Cut out a commercial pattern
  • Read an advanced pattern
  • Understand terms used
  • Cut your fabric correctly
  • Methods of putting your garment together
  • Tips on which seams to use and where
  • Correct pressing techniques
  • Professional finishing hints and tips

What to bring to the class

Should you wish to make one of My Jackets (as pictured and displayed in our workshop) please email us at the time of booking so that we can prepare a pattern for you otherwise  you are welcome to bring a pattern of your choice, if possible please choose a multi size pattern. Commercial pattern sizing tends to work out smaller than sizes of ready made clothing so please check to ensure your basic measurements fall within the size range on the pattern.  (When measuring yourself for this, bring a tape measure around your waist, hips and bust and pull tightly enough to get an accurate measurement don’t add anything for ease.)

Fabrics for my jacket will be advised when I receive your measurements but they are approximately 2m of main fabric 150cm wide and 1.5 m of lining

Thread

Interfacing which I can provide at £6 metre if requested

For your own pattern please choose the fabric quantities as advised on your pattern envelope according to your size, please bring everything listed on the pattern envelope.

We have sewing machines for you to use but if you would like to bring your own that’s fine

Maximum number on class – 3

Tutor

Aly Warner

Sorry, we don't have any classes planned currently. To register your interest please email us at hello@bobbinsewingschool.com.

Christmas Stockings

A photo of Christmas bunting and stockingsHo Ho Ho. Christmas is round the corner and we get very excited by Christmas in Bobbin Towers. This is a lovely session and one we are really looking forward to as it’s an excuse to crack open the mince pies. We will make a lovely Christmas stocking with applique so you can add your own names and ideas to the design if you wish. Your imagination is really the only thing stopping you! We will have lots of examples to give you some inspiration and get you feeling creative and festive.

Class level – Beginner +

what we will cover in this session

How to prepare your fabrics

Choosing the correct stitches

Bindings

Appliqué

Trimmings

Bagging out

What you need to bring

Christmas magic and your imagination.

60 cm of your chosen fabrics (this will make a medium sized stocking)

60 cm hessian if you wish to make a sac

Small amounts of contrast for appliqué

Trims and embellishments that take your fancy

Thread

We will have on hand our stash of fabrics and trims etc that you can dip into if you wish, some will be free and others a few pence.

If you don’t have time to get your fabrics before the class we have a basic Christmas stocking kit that you may purchase for £5 from us on the day.

Tutor

Aly Warner

Date/Time ClassCostSpaces
04/12/2017
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Christmas Stockings
Stable 2, The Vine, Stockbridge Hampshire
£35.00 5

Christmas Bunting

 

A photo of Christmas bunting and stockings

We love bunting, especially Christmas Bunting it’s one of those simple things in life that make people smile to themselves. Learn to create beautiful bunting to dec your halls this yuletide or give as a beautiful gift.

Class level- Beginner

What we will cover in this session

How to prepare your fabrics

Cutting correctly

Choosing the correct stitches

Bindings

Using Bond-a-web

Appliqué

 

Trimmings

Bagging out

What you need to bring

Small amounts of fabric 30cm x width of fabric or various scraps 30cm x 30cm

Approx 3m of Bias tape, binding or ribbon in a colour of your choice to match (this forms the ribbon along the top)

Trims and embellishments that take your fancy

Thread

20 cm Bond-a-web (we can provide this in class as you only need a small amount)We will have on hand our stash of fabrics and trims etc that you can dip into if you wish, some will be free and others a few pence.

If you don’t have time to get your fabrics before the class we have a basic Bunting kit that you may purchase from us for £5 on the day.

Tutor

Aly Warner

Date/Time ClassCostSpaces
25/11/2017
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Christmas Bunting
Stable 2, The Vine, Stockbridge Hampshire
£30.00 2

 

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