SEW CLUB . SEW CLUB EXTRA . SEW PATTERNS

SEW CLUB  

MONTHLY GROUP for improvers

Fridays 10am till 1pm

£90 every three months

SEW CLUB is relaxed and sociable sewing group for those who wish to improve their sewing techniques and confidence. You pay every three months but once you have a place in a group it’s yours until you decide to leave.

Due to its popularity you may have to wait a while to get a place in Sew Club.  I have several groups but it’s not often someone leaves and a place becomes available.  Some of my very first students still attend Sew Club! 

Because of this, it’s only possible to join Sew Club if you have done a Basic Course.  Those of you who didn’t learn to sew with me please scroll down to SEW CLUB EXTRA.

You can bring whatever you’d like to work on to Sew Club but please bear in mind that it’s a group class. While it’s important to challenge yourself, I have up to six students, working on different projects, all needing various levels of guidance.  I need to share my time fairly. 

 

You could bring something you’d like to make, or an item of clothing to alter.  If you’re desperate to get going with dressmaking please attend a SEW PATTERNS class or book a private lesson first as there’s a lot to learn before the sewing can take place!

If you want to keep it simple, you could practise some techniques you’re not sure about or you could choose to make one of my basic projects, designed to help improve your sewing and your confidence.  If you like, I can prepare this before the class, cut out and ready to sew. There would be an extra £5 charge for this service and I would need plenty of notice if you want this option.

  

 


SEW CLUB EXTRA  

MONTHLY CLASSES FOR IMPROVERS – Wednesday 2.30pm OR thursday 10am

£35.00 PER CLASS

I started SEW CLUB EXTRA a while back for those who’d like to join Sew Club but aren’t able to for various reasons.  It runs about once a month, either on a Wednesday afternoon from 2.30pm till 5.30pm or on a Thursday morning from 10am till 1pm.

TO KEEP THIS CLASS AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE, YOU CAN ONLY BOOK ONE SEW CLUB EXTRA SESSION AT A TIME.  Please have a look at the BOOKINGS page for dates.

To attend this class you do need to have good knowledge and confidence when using a sewing a machine. You should be able to work independently and follow basic instruction. 

Just like Sew Club, SEW CLUB EXTRA is a relaxed class, and you can bring whatever you want to sew.

You could bring something you’d like to make, or an item of clothing to alter. If you’re desperate to get going with dressmaking please attend a SEW PATTERNS class or book a private lesson first as there’s a lot to learn before the sewing can take place! If you bring something that takes up a lot of space, you may have to work in another room.

If you want to keep it simple, you could practise some techniques you’re not sure about or you could choose to make one of my simple projects, designed to help improve your sewing and your confidence.  If you like, I can prepare this before the class, cut out and ready to sew. There would be an extra £5 charge for this service and I would need plenty of notice if you want this option.

 

 


 

SEW patterns  

introduction to dressmaking patterns

£50.00

It takes place about three times a year on a Thursday morning from 10am till 1pm. Due to space, this class can have a maximum of three students… hence the cost.

Please have a look at the BOOKINGS page for dates.


On a SEW PATTERNS session, you will learn how to cut out a simple pattern. I will explain how to work out your size,  calculate fabric amount and type,  and make simple alterations to the pattern. With my help you will prepare your paper pattern, pin it onto some fabric and cut out the fabric pieces. At the end of the session it will be ready to sew together, either independently at home, or with my help in one of the Sew Clubs.

You will need to buy and bring with you a simple pattern, chosen from my list, and enough calico fabric. My list will be emailed to you on booking or before booking if requested.

Dress making fabrics can be very expensive so it’s  sensible, when putting together a new pattern, to always make a toile (test garment). This way you get a practise run to see if you actually like the garment and to check the fit. An untreated cotton fabric called Calico is often used to make up a toile as it’s cheap and easy to sew.