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SEW PATTERNS . SEW PATTERNS UP

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SEW PATTERNS has been designed to give an introduction to dressmaking patterns and finishes with cutting out the fabric pieces. SEW PATTERNS UP is all about the sewing together.  You can now  choose what you need more help with… the cutting out or the sewing together.  If you come to the SEW PATTERNS UP session only, you must have the fabric pieces cut out before you arrive.

 

SEW PATTERNS – CUTTING OUT

£50.00

It will take place on a Thursday morning from 10am till 1pm. Due to space, this class can have a maximum of three students.  

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,  IMG_7530calculate fabric amount and type,  and make simple alterations to the pattern. With my help you will cut out your paper pattern, pin it onto some ‘practise’ fabric and cut out the fabric pieces.

You will need to buy and bring with you a simple pattern, chosen from my list, and enough fabric. My list will be emailed to you on booking or if requested before booking.
 As a beginner it is extremely wise to always make a toile (test garment). This way you get a practise run to see if the garment actually suits you and to check the fit. An untreated cotton fabric called Calico is often used to make up a toile. 
 
 At the end of the session it will be ready to sew together either at home or on one of my SEW PATTERN UP sessions.

 

SEW PATTERN UP – DRESSMAKING CLASS

£30.00 

SEW PATTERN UP will take place on a Thursday morning from 10am till 1pm. This class can have a maximum of 6 students.

Please have a look at the BOOKINGS page for dates. 

It is only available to those who have completed a basic sewing course or attended some private sewing lessons with me. You will need to have good knowledge and confidence when using a sewing a machine. You should be able to follow basic instructions and work independently.  It would be a good idea to attend a SEW PATTERNS session prior to this class.

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On a SEW PATTERN UP session,  I will get you startedon the process of making up your sewing pattern. It MUST BE cut out in the fabric BEFORE the session. If you need help to cut out your fabric pattern pieces you can book a PRIVATE LESSON or a SEW PATTERNS session with me.  Sewing Machines are provided, but you can bring your own machine  if you’d prefer.  

As you will be working at your own pace / level, I’m afraid it’s impossible for me to
guarantee how much you will get done in the time. You are very unlikely to finish the garment in one session but can always book another SEW PATTERN UP session if you feel the need. I used to run a SEW DAY but it proved to be too tiring for everyone involved!
 
 
If you are a complete beginner to dressmaking, please bare in mind that this class is more about learning the process than the finished article. It is extremely wise when putting together a new pattern to always make a toile (test garment). This way you get a practise run to see if the garment actually suits you and to check the fit. An untreated cotton fabric called Calico is often used to make up a toile as it’s cheap and practical.

                            

 

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