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Beginner's Dressmaking - 6 Week Saturday MORNING Course Winter Term 2024


Come and learn to sew clothes! We'll start at the very beginning, learning to read patterns and the techniques to get started building your wardrobe. This is a project based class series - you won't just go away with knowledge, you'll go away with the basis of a handmade wardrobe as we work through 3 wearable items.

Lesson 1: Learn to read a pattern. Lets measure up and get sewing! This class includes techniques for cutting out your pattern, learning to understand your pattern, and we'll get started on a beginner’s Top made from woven fabric.
Lesson 2: We'll carry on with our starter top - we'll cover seams, bindings, set in sleeves, and get our top well underway.
Lesson 3: We'll finish our top, and start a dress.
Lesson 4: Carrying on with our dress, we'll cover hems, inserting an invisible zipper, darts, pockets, and talk about interfacings!

Lesson 5: Carrying on with our dress.
Lesson 6: We'll hopefully finish our dress, and then let's get started on stretch! We'll learn tips and techniques for sewing with stretch fabric, and start making a useful everyday basic top.
Lesson 7: We'll finish our top, and recap all we've learned!

You'll go away with finished garments, and the patterns and skills to make more. Patterns are included but materials are not.  There may be some homework between sessions.

This class takes place every week on a Saturday Morning from 10.00am - 1pm.  The first class is 20th January 2024, and  following dates are 27/1/24, 3/2/24, 10/2/24 17/2/24, 24/2/24

This 6 week course costs £195 and must be pre-booked.

The deposit is a non-refundable £50 payment which holds your place on the course.  If for any reason you cannot take part in the course please let us know as soon as possible.  Your deposit can be transferred across to another class, or changed into store credit up until 2 weeks before the first date.

Please note that this course will be held at our premises in Sidlesham, PO20 7NG.

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