Dressmaking Saturday Class | 6: 16th December 2023
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- AvailabilityPlaces available
- Time10am - 3pm
- TutorCatherine Crew
Date: 16th December 2023
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Tutor: Catherine Crew
Skill level: Beginner to advanced
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Dressmaking Saturday Autumn/Winter 2023 Dates
Class 4: 14th October
Class 5: 25th November
Class 6: 16th December
The classes do not need to be taken in any particular order.
This monthly Saturday class is designed for you to work on your own project at your own pace, whether you are a beginner, intermediate or a more advanced stitcher, whether you want to make something from scratch or upcycle (or alter) an existing garment.
With expert guidance you can make a garment that will be a perfect fit and have a professional finish. This class is suitable for all abilities – if you are a beginner our tutor will take you through the whole process from how to read the pattern, to how to cut your fabric (accurately!), as well learning the skills such as pattern alteration and fitting, darts, hems and inserting zips.
Those that already have sewing experience can learn new skills and techniques to take their sewing to another level. During the sessions the tutor will demonstrate techniques either as a group or individually and share with you lots of hints and tips!
You can expect to complete a straightforward garment, although this will depend on the speed that you work and the difficulty of the pattern chosen, in approx. 2 to 3 sessions.
Equipment RequiredSewing machine
You will be provided with a Husqvarna Viking sewing machine to use during the class. Please note we cannot guarantee specific models. There will also be overlockers and cutting out space available for your use.
Basic sewing equipment, to include:
- Cutting out Scissors
- Small paper scissors
- Pattern paper
- Tape measure
- Fabric marker
If you already have a project in mind and have the fabric (and if required, a pattern) then bring these with you; the tutor can give you guidance with these if required. Dressmaking and patchwork fabrics, along with all your other sewing requirements, are available to purchase in the shop with a 10% discount.
We stock Simplicity, Tilly and the Buttons, Poppy and Jazz, The Avid Seamstress, Sewgirl and Quality Textiles patterns. You can view our pattern selection online here or if you prefer to browse in store then our staff are happy to give advice. You may want to do this a few days prior to the course or come in a little earlier on the day to ensure you have enough time to choose.
About the tutor – Catherine Crew
Catherine Crew has been valuable part of the Coles shop team for over 10 years. Along with being part of our shop floor staff, Catherine teaches overlocker courses for new owners, as well as more advanced techniques for people who have been using their overlockers for longer. Since 2019 Catherine has studied for Level 2 City and Guilds diplomas in Tailoring and Pattern Cutting and gained distinctions in both; she has also completed a teaching course for adults at Nottingham Trent University.
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