Learn To Sew for Beginner (4 Weeks, Fridays)
Want to learn (or remember) how to sew? This course will guide you through the basics of sewing and build on your skills each week with a range of simple projects.
You will get to know your machine and gain a new set of skills including basic construction, reading a pattern, finishing seams, fitting garments, sewing buttonholes, and inserting a zipper.
Duration: 4 x 2-hour sessions, once weekly for 4 consecutive weeks
Date & Time: Fridays
- 13 May 2022
- 20 May 2022
- 27 May 2022
- 3 June 2022
Location: 186B Victoria Rd, Drummoyne
(Free 30 minute parking is available on Victoria Rd from 10am-3pm and there is plenty of 2 hour parking on surrounding streets and Formosa St carpark as well as 4 hour parking further down)
Places are limited book now to not miss out!
You will need to bring your own sewing machine however a small number of machines are available for hire for $10 a week.
Week 1 – Learn to use the machine and sew a pillowcase
Week 2 – Baby Bloomers or Children's Pyjama pants
Week 3 – Girl's Dress or Child's Vest
Week 4 – Zips and Buttonholes
Week one – The basics
We will learn all about our machines, what all those knobs and buttons do, how to thread it and practice stitching. You will also learn about seam allowances and finishing a garment. We will put that knowledge to use and sew a quick pillowcase.
Week two – Baby Bloomers or Children's Pyjama pants
A great quick project to further your skills about cutting out a pattern on the fabric and basic construction.
Fabric to bring: Baby bloomer: 50cm x cotton fabric. Pj Pants 1-1.5m x cotton fabric
Week three – Girl's dress or Child's vest
We’ll expand on our construction skills this week by making a little girl's a-line dress. We will learn french seams and other ways to finish a garment. Or you can make a child's vest, you will learn how to line a garment.
Fabric to bring: Dress = 1m x cotton fabric. Vest = 1m x 2 cotton fabrics
Week four – Zips and Buttonholes
It's time to face Zips and buttonholes! We will practice by making a simple pencil case (fabric & zip provided).
If you made the vest you can put the buttonholes and buttons on the vest (byo buttons)
Please note the option of childminding is no longer available.