Learn to Sew [Beginners] (IW)
Note: we have two loan sewing machine available. Please let us know in note to seller if you'd like to borrow it for the duration of the course. First in, best dressed :)
So you’ve got a machine and want to learn to sew. How do you get started?
This beginner course will guide you through the basics of sewing and build on your skills each week with projects including a cushion cover, a tote bag, kids' bloomers/shorts, and a girl's dress. 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.
Perfect for absolute beginners or people who haven't sewed since high school, this course will give you the confidence to start up your own sewing projects at home!
When: Fridays, 26 October-16 November 2018, 11:00am-1:00pm
Duration: 4 x 2-hour weekly sessions
Venue: Glebe Town Hall
Teacher: Kelda Leigh
Course fee includes hand-outs and childminding* for one child aged 6 weeks to 5 years. Click here to book in additional children.
*Please note - You must enter the names and ages of ALL children you will be bringing in the 'Note to Seller' section at checkout.
Coming without kids? Use the code "CHILDFREE" at checkout to receive a $24 discount!
Week 1: The basics
We will learn all about our machines, how to thread it and practice stitching.
Week 2: Bloomers
Fabric to bring: 50cm x cotton fabric
Week 3: Girl's dress
Fabric to bring: 1m x cotton fabric
Week 4: Cushion Cover
Fabric to bring: 1m cotton fabric and 1 cushion insert.
Meet your teacher:
Kelda studied fashion design at The Whitehouse School and TAFE in the late 90s. This included pattern making and garment construction.
She had her own clothing label for over 10 years and then started teaching sewing in her own studio to teenagers and adults.
She knows that there's nothing like the satisfaction of making your own clothing and home furnishings.
She will teach you all the short cuts to save time when sewing so you get to finish garments to a high standard.
Kelda knows that everyone can sew. You just need the right teacher and have fun when you do it!
- Own sewing machine
- Matching thread
- Tape measure
- All fabrics as noted in course outlines