- 02 Nov 2022
- 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Absolute Beginners Sewing
Wednesday evenings 2, 9, 16, 23 November, 6-8.30 pm (4 nights)
Cost: $160 plus $60 materials fee (which covers everything needed to make a drawstring bag, zippered cushion cover + cushion inner, and pajama pants)
To register for the class (or to inquire about any class), please email Wendy with your name, a contact number and the name of the class you’d like to be in as the subject line.
A class for people who haven’t sewn a stitch since school, or maybe never been on a sewing machine at all.
Learn the fundamentals of sewing as we work our way through a series of fun, simple projects, from the most basic stitching on a drawstring bag, to zippers on cushion covers, and then to working with patterns and sewing a garment as you make a pair of pajama pants.
The first session covers using a sewing machine, basic sewing, and fabric knowledge, as you make a drawstring bag. While making the bag you use straight stitching, backstitching, top-stitching, and edge stitching.
In the second session you move on to a cushion cover with a set-in zip, building on the skills learned in the first session, and adding in zippers and zig-zag stitching.
In the third and fourth sessions you’ll be learning to work with commercial patterns and how to sew a simple garment and make basic pattern adjustments as you make a pajama pants.
Each session builds on the skills learned in the session before so it is quite important that you make every session. Please make sure you’re able to attend every week’s session in the class you register for.
A fun, accessible class. Classes are limited to six students so everyone gets quality time with the tutor.
At the end of the class students will know how to use a sewing machine, all its basic functions and stitches, how to make simple home decor items and how to follow sewing tutorials, and how to make pajama pants and follow a simple sewing pattern.
Materials: The $60 materials fee covers all the fabrics and notions needed for the entire class. These include materials to make a drawstring bag (class one), a zippered cushion cover + inner (class two) and pajama pants (classes three and four).
If you own a sewing machine then you should bring it, but if not we have machines available for your use. Please don’t buy a sewing machine for this class – part of what you get out of it is a chance to try different models so that you can make an informed choice if you do wish to buy one.
To register for the class (or to inquire about any class), please email Wendy@sewbiased.com with your name, a contact number and the name of the class you’d like to be in as the subject line.
Teacher: This class will be taught by our awesome sewing expert Brendan Goudswaard.
Location: this class will be held at Made Marion’s new location at 166 Cuba St – between Ghuznee and Vivian Sts, beside Duck Island Ice Cream