Events - 1 Sep 18

Beginners Sewing Course

Thursday 23 August - Thursday 13 September
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fast-track your sewing skills on this 4 week course on Thursday evenings.

Learn how to use a sewing machine confidently and some foundation sewing skills.

How to use a sewing machine safely and confidently
How to wind bobbins and how to thread a sewing machine
Understand the mysteries of correct thread tension
How to sew perfect straight lines, smooth curves and turn corners
Learn three different seam types and when to use them
How to take up a hem
Make machined buttonholes and how to sew in a zip
Make a lovely craft project to gain experience measuring, cutting and sewing fabric.

Plus the course is packed with expert sewing tips from a lifelong sewist. This course is excellent preparation if you’d like to move onto dressmaking, soft furnishing or general craft sewing.

Beginners Sewing Day

Saturday 1 September
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This Beginners Sewing Day is an easy introduction to sewing. It provides the starting point to learn some foundation sewing techniques whether you want to progress into dressmaking, soft furnishing or craft projects. You’ll learn how to understand sewing machines, get experience of using different stitch types, learn about stitch lengths, widths and tensions. I’ll explain what the different presser feet are for and you’ll learn how to measure and cut fabric.

Then there’s an easy sewing project to make so you can practice your new skills. (Projects may vary, but will be specified for each event.)

I’ve been sewing since I was a child and that’s a lot of years experience. During that time, I’ve made every mistake in the book. During the Beginners Sewing Day, I’ll be sharing lots of my tips. So you can benefit from my mistakes and learn to sew like a pro. I wish I’d known all this stuff when I was starting out.

Who is this aimed at?
Beginners

What will I learn?

Introduction to Sewing Class

Saturday 1 September
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

This practical sewing course will help you become familiar with the basics of machine sewing and help you build your confidence using a domestic sewing machine before moving on to a simple sewing project after which you can graduate onto another intermediate course offered by Edinburgh Sewcial Club.

Morning:

Threading Sewing Machine and winding & inserting bobbin in machine.
Confident driving skills
Learning about fabric qualities and various machine stitches

Afternoon:

Utilising the skills learned in the morning to make a small project – envelope cushion or tote bag.

Once you have completed the beginners class you will be able to confidently move on to a dressmaking class to progress further your new found skills.

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3583461

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