I hope you’re enjoying the summer so far? Now the school holidays are nearly upon us, it’s a great time to think about your own learning.
My timetable of term time teaching eases off in summer, which means that I have time to offer something a little bit different than usual and can fit in more one to one students.
Let me tell you about what’s coming up…
Sunday Evenings (5 week dressmaking course) 5-8pm
Starting Sunday 21st July – Book Here
Summer Sewing School (5 day dressmaking course) Monday-Friday
Monday 29th July – Friday 2nd August
Afternoon 1-4pm – Book Here
Evening 6-9pm – Book Here
Sewing school is my most popular course, it caters to all skill levels from complete beginners (never touched a sewing machine before) to more experienced dressmakers, who want to develop their skills further.
Class sizes are small (max 3 students) to ensure that you get the tutor time that you need.
You can choose from the learning areas listed below or you can choose your own and develop the dressmaking skills you want.
- Measure yourself correctly
- Select the right size for you
- Read and understand the pattern
- Pick the right fabric for your project
- Sewing machine basics
- Sew and finish different types of seams
- Cut your paper pattern
- Arrange your pattern to cut your fabric correctly
- Pin and cut out your fabric
- Stripe, check or pattern matching
- Transfer pattern markings to your fabric
- Pattern adjustments
- Full or small bust adjustment
- Garment construction
- Understand the importance of interfacing, stay stitching, pressing and understitching
- Make minor adjustments to the fit
- Making a toile and making pattern alterations
- Zip techniques & samples
- Hemming techniques & samples
- Hem your garment
- Finishing off
- Hand finishing
- Sewing buttonholes
- Jersey skills
- Overlocker basics
You can join Sewing School using the links above for £129.
Perfect for the young fashionista (11-16) in your life! Make a jumpsuit, dress or playsuit.
Monday 5th – Friday 9th August 4-5.30pm
Here’s what the students made last time…
There are two opportunities for Learn to Sew Your Own Project Workshops in Bawtry over the summer:
Saturday 20th July 10am-4pm
Saturday 17th August 10am-4pm
Bring along whatever you’re working on and get my expert tuition to help you progress.
You might have seen Solomon and his toile of his dress on Facebook. He designed and pattern drafted the dress from scratch in one to one lessons with me. Solomon is planning to study textiles in September and has been having lessons with me to increase his knowledge and skills.
The last Tuesday Sewcial until September has already happened, but it will be back on Tuesday 3rd September 6-8pm.
Please get in touch if you have any comments, questions or suggestions, it’s always good to hear from you.
Hope to see you sewing soon,