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Beginners Dressmaking BootCamp: Sew! Yes Sew!

Skill Level: No experience necessary
Duration: 7hours
Cost: £95

Nice shorts! Thanks, I made them!

Learn how to set up, thread and use a sewing machine from scratch then put your newly found talents to use to make a lovely lined laundry bag or shopping tote followed by a lovely pair of lounge shorts perfect to potter, sleep or picnic in at our beginners dressmaking sewing bootcamp.

We will guide you through all the steps sir, yes, sir of machine setup and use, before going on to make your own laundry bag with drawstring detail. We'll further your newly found sewing skills and dabble in dressmaking by whipping up a great pair of lounge shorts; all within this short sewing session.

What you'll learn:

  • Threading the machine
  • Winding a bobbin
  • Learning the functions of the machine
  • Sewing seams
  • Sewing in a straight line
  • Sewing curves, corners and pivoting
  • Finishing seams and reverse stitching
  • Understanding different fabrics
  • Using a pattern
  • Pinning and marking fabric
  • Understanding pattern markings
  • How to layout fabric efficiently
  • Working with lots of fabric
  • Adapting the pattern for longer trousers
  • Dealing with elastic
  • Adding ribbon detailing
  • We'll also supply some written information to take home, along with your patterns and your wonderful new creations!

    Bag fabrics are included, your confirmation will state the fabric amount you'll need for the shorts. After this session you'll be ready to take on any of our Dressmaking sessions.

    Machines, equipment and good times are included, although if you would like to bring your own sewing machine to learn on, or your own fabric, you are welcome to.
    Tea and cake goes without saying!

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