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Dressmaking Essentials - Zips and Buttons

Skill Level: Basic skills required
Duration: 3 hours
Cost: £55

Starting to understand patterns but get stumped on what zip, fastening to put in and how? This is the perfect session to demystify fastenings for all sorts of projects!

In this 3 hour session you will learn how to insert 4 different types of zips and learn how to insert a machine button hole and sew on a button adn hooks and eyes. We'll cover tricks on how to sew them in beautifully and which one to use where! Useful for all dressmaking or interior furnishing projects.

What you'll learn:

  • Inserting a lapped zip
  • Inserting an invisible zip
  • Inserting a zip in a seam
  • Inserting a visible metal zipper
  • Shortening zips
  • Machine buttonholes
  • Stitching fastenings
  • We'll also supply some written information to take home alongside your samples of all the techniques learnt.

    Please note:
    This session is aimed at seamstresses with a little bit of sewing experience and works as a great partner to our Clone your Clothes course and Make do and Mend session. All sample fabric, zips, machines, equipment, tea, cake and good times included

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