Learn to Sew in a Day
£87.50per half metre
Date & Time: Sat 29 April 2017, 9.30-17.00
Tutor: Alison Leese
Places Remaining: 1
Skill level: Beginner
Venue: Fred Aldous
If you have never used a sewing machine before (or if you haven’t used one for a while), then this is the workshop for you!
We have devised a whole day of sewing (with all the materials and trims provided), designed to give you all the skills you need to begin or progress your journey into the wonderful world of sewing.
Start by learning the basics, including how to thread a machine, fill a bobbin and sew a variety of stitches, useful for dressmaking and everyday projects. Then learn how to use the seam guides and the reverse function and pivot to sew curves and corners. We’ll cover how to sew a seam and use zig-zag stitch to finish the raw edges, how to change feet and needles and explain the different ones.
You’ll then use these skills to sew a handy tote bag. We’ll take you through how to sew seams, a hem and straps then how to create a base and sides to your bag.
With this under your belt you’ll be ready to take on a zip. The final make of the day will be a lovely lined make-up bag, complete with zip, you can slip it in your tote bag and leave with two gorgeous makes and a new sewing addiction!
This workshop is suitable for complete beginners or for those looking to refresh their skills.
Ministry of Craft customers get 15% off all fabrics in our online shop and 10% discount at Fred Aldous. Discount codes and other offers from our crafty friends will be emailed with your booking confirmation.
If the above date is not suitable or sold out, please have a look at our alternative dates or contact us with the course name and we will get in touch if a place becomes available or when the next date goes on sale.
What to bring for Learn to Sew in a Day
All materials and equipment are supplied for this workshop and are included in the price (fabrics may vary from the ones pictured).
Our sponsors, Janome, supply computerised sewing machines (CLX301) and where required overlockers (6234XL). Unfortunately, it is not possible to bring in your own machines. You are, however, welcome to bring your manual, to help you apply the skills you learn to your own machine when you get home.
Refreshments will be served at the workshop and there will be approximately 30 minute breaks between the 3 sessions so please bring along some lunch.
Fred Aldous Venue Information including directions and parking.