Always wanted to learn to sew? Come along to this fun class and make your own tote bag and apron (or tote bag and hat) while learning the basics of sewing. Bring your own material etc. Two patterns are prepared and supplied by the teacher. A charge for this is included within the course fee. This course is offered as either an evening or weekend course. Read below for more details.
This course is designed for those new to sewing and will teach fundamental sewing skills while making a tote bag and an apron. At the conclusion of the course you will be confident at the machine, and will have completed two practical garments.
In this class you will learn how to:
You will learn lots of helpful tips along the way about design, fabric, and construction techniques. If there is time, we will make a bucket hat or you may choose to make another tote or apron.
The tote and apron patterns will be supplied and your course fee includes a charge for this. You will need to bring pins, fabric, thread, interfacing, etc. Course options:
Full details on how to choose materials will be provided on Week 1 so bring a pad and paper to class. Your first night will focus on familiarisation with the sewing machines and learning basic sewing skills. Karen will discuss suitable fabrics and interfacing options with you, how much you will need, and the best places to shop.
You'll need to bring your sewing kits, fabric (2.5 metres - cotton, drill, or duck, avoid stripes, patterns) and haberdashery on the first morning. Full details are supplied in the course instructions emailed upon registration. Bring your lunch each day. Tea and coffee is supplied.
You'll need to bring your sewing kits, fabric (1.5 metres - cotton, drill, or duck, avoid stripes, patterns) and haberdashery on the first morning. Full details are supplied in the course instructions emailed upon registration. Bring your lunch each day. Tea and coffee is supplied.
Our sewing room is equipped with domestic Bernina sewing machines which are available for you to use during class. You may prefer to bring your own machine to get familiar with its operation. For further information, please call the office on 5219623. There are scissors (fabric and paper), measuring tapes etc in the sewing room to use during class, but we recommend that you bring your own kit as follows. We will discuss your sewing kit on the first week, and the best places to shop for various items.
This course Sewing for Beginners will give you the necessary skills and knowledge to attend our Sewing - Next Steps course where you will develop your skills by making a simple skirt or pants. Later, you may be interested in Pattern Alteration and Design or one of Karen's other weekend sewing workshops with a different project.
Sewing Next Steps, Sashiko Stitching, Pattern Alteration and Design
Hi Karen, This is Y here. Last week I have joined your class for 10-11 June weekend. I wanted to say thank you for the wonderful class n great learning for us. I thoroughly enjoyed your class. I would love to join advance classes of sewing too. I loved the way you taught n beautiful things you taught us. Please let me know when you have advance classes for sewing. Thanks YG June 2023