Sunday, November 11, 2012

beginners sewing workshop

I'm very much looking forward to teaching a beginners sewing workshop at my home studio during the next two Saturdays. I can still take two more students so if you are interested to join in you can contact me at

This is great for you who already have got a machine but use it mainly for gathering dust. Something about how you thread or adjust the machine is just beyond your comfort zone... What do you do to wind the bobbin and how on earth do you get it to sew buttonholes and in a way that they land in the right place?? Cutting your design might feel a bit intimidating as you don't know how much extra you should allow for seams. You've heard of French seams but never seen one? Come along!

Fibre of Life
sewing room

Beginners sewing class

Two Saturdays 17th and 24th of November 2012.

·                      Learn the absolute basics of sewing from threading a needle, to using simple hand sewing stitches.
·                     Sew on different types of buttons and learn where to place buttons and buttonholes.
·                      Get comfortable with a sewing machine! Wind on a bobbin, thread the machine.
·                      Learn to start sewing forward in straight lines, and turn corners.
·                      Sew simple seams.
·                      Create either a shopping tote or beach bag and/or a simple cushion cover, and take away your finished project and the pattern so you can make it again at home!

Cost: $75
Time: 10am – 2pm. Bring a sandwich for lunch.
Materials required: Bring your own sewing machine, scissors, pins, material and matching thread for your project.

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