Sewing School is the perfect course for any skill level or experience, as you choose the project and learning areas and learn to your own level.
The class sizes are small (max 3 students) so that you can have plenty of tutor time to support you during the course.
You decide what you want to make and what you want to learn – choose from the list below or decide your own learning options and I will make sure we cover as much as we can during the course.
Measure yourself correctly
Select the right size for you
Read and understand the pattern
Pick the right fabric for your project
Sewing machine basics
Sew and finish different types of seams
Cut your paper pattern
Arrange your pattern to cut your fabric correctly
Pin and cut out your fabric
Stripe, check or pattern matching
Transfer pattern markings to your fabric
Full or small bust adjustment
Understand the importance of interfacing, stay stitching, pressing and understitching
Make minor adjustments to the fit
Making a toile and making pattern alterations
Zip techniques & samples
Hemming techniques & samples
Hem your garment
Recent Sewing School graduates have learnt a wide variety of subjects and have made some amazing garments.
Elsie sold one of her Halloween makes online during the course, and is planning to support her new fabric habit by selling her festival clothing online.
Lindsey has gone outside her comfort zone and has learnt pattern alterations and has altered a coat pattern to fit her perfectly.
Emma has covered Full Bust Adjustments and has made up some toiles that will help her create some cosplay creations.
Students have also sewn flawless zips, tackled buttonholes, done full bicep adjustments to overcome snug fitting sleeves. Others have never sewn before and have tackled the basics from understanding how to thread a sewing machine and selecting the correct size on a dressmaking pattern to creating fantastic wearable finished garments.