Events - 7 Aug 19

Beginners Sewing Course XL

Thursday 11 July - Thursday 15 August
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Beginners sewing course XL is an extended version of the classic Beginners sewing course. It is a 6-week evening course, so there’s two extra projects to make. This extra sewing practice makes a huge difference to your sewing skill and confidence.

It is a good starting point to learn expert sewing techniques whether you want to progress into dressmaking, soft furnishing or craft projects. It’s also a great refresher if you’ve not sewn for a while. You’ll learn how to understand sewing machines, get experience of using different stitch types, learning 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.

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 and learnt how to avoid them. Now you can benefit from my mistakes and learn to sew like a pro as I share my expert tips. I wish I’d known all this stuff when I started to sew.

Artisan Stitch won a Certificate of Excellence in January 2019 and is rated ‘Best sewing classes in Edinburgh’.

Who is this aimed at?
Absolute Beginners (if you’ve never used a sewing machine before)

Novice sewists (if you’ve recently learned and would like to know a bit more)

Lapsed sewists (as a refresher if you haven’t sewn for a while)

What will I learn?
How to use a sewing machine safely and confidently
How to wind bobbins and how to thread a sewing machine
Understand the importance 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
How to make three great sewing projects to practice your new skills:
a lined reversible tote bag,
I-pad/tablet cover,
a zipped make-up bag,

Must be pre-booked at : https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/beginners-sewing-course-xl/
Enquiries to: jen@artisanstitch.co.uk or 0773 939 7369

Beginners Sewing Course XL

Thursday 11 July - Thursday 15 August
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Beginners sewing course XL is an extended version of the classic Beginners sewing course. It is a 6-week evening course, so there’s two extra projects to make. This extra sewing practice makes a huge difference to your sewing skill and confidence.

It is a good starting point to learn expert sewing techniques whether you want to progress into dressmaking, soft furnishing or craft projects. It’s also a great refresher if you’ve not sewn for a while. You’ll learn how to understand sewing machines, get experience of using different stitch types, learning 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.

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 and learnt how to avoid them. Now you can benefit from my mistakes and learn to sew like a pro as I share my expert tips. I wish I’d known all this stuff when I started to sew.

Artisan Stitch won a Certificate of Excellence in January 2019 and is rated ‘Best sewing classes in Edinburgh’.

Who is this aimed at?
Absolute Beginners (if you’ve never used a sewing machine before)

Novice sewists (if you’ve recently learned and would like to know a bit more)

Lapsed sewists (as a refresher if you haven’t sewn for a while)

What will I learn?
How to use a sewing machine safely and confidently
How to wind bobbins and how to thread a sewing machine
Understand the importance 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
How to make three great sewing projects to practice your new skills:
a lined reversible tote bag,
I-pad/tablet cover,
a zipped make-up bag,

Must be pre-booked at : https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/beginners-sewing-course-xl/
Enquiries to: jen@artisanstitch.co.uk or 0773 939 7369

Dressmaking Class - Morning

Wednesday 7 August
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

These week-by-week dressmaking classes  will teach you how to make your own unique clothes that fit perfectly. Or if you’ve already done a bit of dressmaking, then you can improve your techniques. Bookable separately – come to one or two to get help with that tricky bit.  Or come every week for consistent improvement.

I’ve been dressmaking since I was at school. I’ve also studied Bridalwear and Tailoring so I’ve learned lots of tips and tricks that give your projects a polished look. During this course, I’ll be focussing on teaching technique so your clothes won’t look ‘Homemade’, but ‘Handmade’. No-one will believe you made them yourself.

If you’ve already familiar with dressmaking techniques and commercial patterns and you’d like to learn pattern cutting, then you can do this here too.

You should be able to use a sewing machine confidently, have had practice making at least one or two craft projects, and have an awareness of basic seams and hems. If you do not, then I recommend you take one of my Beginners classes first.

What will I learn? I’ll coach you in the following:

>How to choose an appropriate pattern for your level of ability,
>Taking measurements, cutting and fitting the pattern, understanding pattern markings and instructions
>Altering the pattern for a perfect fit
>Sewing tips and techniques to achieve a professional finish

Taught by a lifelong sewist with over 40 years experience across dressmaking, tailoring and bridalwear. Recently rated ‘Best sewing classes in Edinburgh’.

Must be pre-booked at: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/clothes/dressmaking/
Enquiries to jen@artisanstitch.co.uk or call 0773 939 7369

Kids Sewing - Bunting

Wednesday 7 August
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bunting is an easy sewing project for children. It’s fun to do and is an ideal first sewing project once they’ve learned how to use a sewing machine. Bunting makes a lovely decoration so children can personalise their bedrooms.

Who is this aimed at?
Children aged 8-12 years old. Children must have already taken the Kids Introductory sewing class

What will my child learn?
How to mark and cut fabric
how to sew around the edges to make the flags
positioning flags evenly on the tape
attaching flags to tape
Sewing is an ideal creative activity for children. It develops their manual dexterity, hand/eye co-ordination, and encourages focus and concentration. Plus it gives them a huge sense of achievement and self-worth.

Course arrangements
All equipment and materials are provided, including sewing machines. In all the childrens’ sewing classes, numbers are limited so each child receive lots of attention and can be carefully supervised.

Children must be able to place their feet flat on the floor when sitting in a chair that’s 45cm off the floor. If they cannot, then they will not be able to operate the sewing machine safely and for their own safety, will not be able to take the class.

Limited places available. Must be pre-booked at: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/bunting-6/
Enquiries to: jen@artisanstitch.co.uk or 0773 939 7369

Kids Introductory Sewing Class

Wednesday 7 August
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Kids introductory sewing class will teach your child how to use a sewing machine. Completion of this class is essential before moving on to the Kids Sewing Course.

At age 8-12, children have the mental capacity to learn the basic concepts and sufficient manual dexterity to operate a sewing machine. It’s actually the perfect age at which to learn. Sewing is an ideal creative activity for children. It develops their manual dexterity, hand/eye co-ordination, and encourages focus and concentration. Completing a sewing project from start to finish fosters a sense of accomplishment that can boost a child’s morale and self-confidence. And it’s really great fun! Plus it gives them a huge sense of achievement and self-worth.

In the Kids sewing class, numbers are limited so each child receive lots of attention and be carefully supervised.

Who is this aimed at?
Beginners aged 8-12. They must be able to place their feet flat on the floor when sitting in a chair that’s 45cm high. If they cannot, then they will not have full control of the sewing machine and for their own safety, will not be able to take the class.

What will my child learn?
How to use a sewing machine safely and confidently
Practice sewing straight lines, curves and corners
Foundations sewing skills to enable them to progress to the Kids Sewing Course or any of the other sewing classes.

Course arrangements
Sewing machines, equipment and fabrics provided
I am insured and hold a PVG (Disclosure Scotland) certificate

Must be pre-booked at https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/kids-introductory-sewing-class-15/

For info, contact jen@artisanstitch.co.uk or 0773 939 7369.

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