I have introduced a couple of one day sewing courses for those who find it difficult to commit to a weekly/monthly class. Also, as my Sew Basic course is usually oversubscribed and there are often no places available in my Sew Club, I thought that these intermittent sewing days would offer an alternative option for some of you. They won’t happen on a regular basis because I don’t have very many spare days and to be honest with you when I do, sometimes I just want to go out shopping! However, I will add them as and when I can onto the BOOKINGS page, so keep an eye out if you’re interested! There are two types of class available, both for a student who is relatively new to sewing. One is the Sew Basic Intensive Course and the other is the Sew Day. The details are listed below and the cost for each one is £80.00
It’s a long day, starting at 9.30am and finishing at 5.30pm with a one-hour break for lunch. There is a Waitrose and several cafés just 2 minutes walk away if you want to stretch your legs! Everything is provided, including the Sewing Machines, but you can bring your own machine to learn on if you’d prefer.
SEW BASIC INTENSIVE is a very condensed version of the Sew Basic Course.
On this one-day course you will learn a variety of essential techniques. Rather than making something specific, the emphasis is on really understanding the techniques you have learnt and how to use a sewing machine to get the best finish possible. Please bear in mind that this is a faster paced course than the regular Sew Basic Course so it may be challenging for a complete beginner.
TECHNIQUES COVERED: THREADING UP, TENSION, VARIOUS SEAMS, TOP STITCHING, VARIOUS HEMS, BIAS BINDING, FACINGS, DARTS, BUTTONHOLES, AND A BASIC ZIP.
SEW DAY is designed to continue on from the Basic course.
On this one day course you will learn how to use a simple pattern. You will need to bring your own fabric and together we’ll follow the instructions on the pattern, to cut out the fabric pieces and sew them together. I will explain what sort of fabric you will need and how much to bring. Due to the space needed to cut out, this class will have a maximum of three students.
Unfortunately, at the moment, Sew Day’s are only available to those who have completed a Sew Basic Course.