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Dressmaking Essentials - Zips and Tips

Skill Level: Basic skills required
Duration: 2 hours
Cost: £45

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 short 2 hour session you will learn how to insert 3 different types of zips and get to grips with using the machine button hole function. 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. We will do samples of all projects.

What you'll learn:

  • Inserting an invisible zip
  • Inserting a zip in a seam
  • Inserting a visible metal zipper
  • Shortening zips
  • Machine buttonholes
  • 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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