Learn to Sew for Beginners
Evenings different times between 6.45 - 9pm (please see specific class)
Purpose built Sewing Studio in Pudsey accommodating up to 8 students
Professionally Designed Sewing Studio
The 'Learn to Sew' Evening and Weekend Classes / Workshops are Fun and Informal and a great way to make new friends. They are designed to help you learn the basic techniques to get going on your sewing journey. I will guide you so that you actually understand the sewing machine and sew your own samples. They are a mixture of Tutor Demonstration, Practical Tasks – where you sew, learn to thread the machine, do different stitches etc etc and much much more (please see 'What you Learn' section on the class or workshop). Written notes and Handouts will be given out to take home, so after the course you will be able to refer back and practise on your own. All classes are kept small to ensure you get the Attention, Support, Guidance and Advice needed. Every work station/desk will have your own Mid-range Computerised Sewing machine, a tape measure, pin cushion, trimming scissors, cutting-out scissors, quick unpick (seam ripper), tailors chalk, pen etc. The Project Workshops to make a Garment or item are suitable for beginners, although you will need to have a basic knowledge of the sewing, using a sewing machine and be able to do a straight stitch. If you have never sewn before it's advisable to do the "Learn to Sew" Workshop first. All patterns will be provided.
The Studio is bright, light and airy with plenty of natural light, but also warm and cosy in colder weather. It has Tailors / Dressmakers Dummies, a large cutting out table with self-healing cutting mats, rotary cutters, steam press ironing station with hams, sleeve rolls. There is complimentary tea, coffee, juice, nibbles and cakes.
Understanding a Sewing Machine
1. How to Thread a Sewing Machine
2. How to Wind a Bobbin/Shuttle
3. Checking the Sewing Machine Tension
4. How to change a Sewing Machine Foot and Why
5. How to change a Needle and what
needles to use for different types of fabrics
6. Different Fabrics
7. Straight of Grain
8. How to sew a Straight stitch
9. How to sew a Zig Zag
10. How to change the size and width of your stitch
11. Sewing round a corner
12. Different ways to finish a seam
13. How to sew a conventional zip in
includes Your Work Samples & Handouts to take home
Workshops are fun, relaxed and friendly with a mixture of Tutor Demonstration, Talks and Practical Tasks. After the workshop, you will have your Work Samples to take home, along with Handouts and Written instructions, so that you will be able to refer back to these and carry on sewing at home.
All classes are kept small to ensure you get the Attention, Support, Guidance and Advice needed. Maximum of 8 students.