Beginner (Adult) Sewing - Intensive

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Beginner (Adult) Sewing - Intensive



Jen started sewing after her daughter was born and her "how hard can it be" attitude has gotten her into all sorts of trouble since then! She's a mostly self-taught sewist (with a voracious appetite for sewing books and mini courses) who's passion for sewing has seen her start handmade businesses, learn to draft PDF patterns and launch a digital sewing magazine. She believes that inspiration and confidence are the keys to sewing success and can't wait to help you along on your sewing journey!

About the course

This course is a fun introduction to sewing. You'll be learning in a small group of 4-6 students, which means you'll be able to get individual attention.

The course is completed as a two day intensive. At the end of the two days you will have gained these beginner skills:

• Machine safety / posture / set-up
• Load bobbin and thread your sewing machine
• Machine maintenance
• Cutting with scissors
• Pinning
• Sew straight lines and sew curves
• Finding guidelines and pivoting fabric
• Press / iron
• Clip corners and seams / grade seams
• Unpicking
• Introduction to using hardware
• Introduction to interfacing
• Introduction to applique

During this course you'll sew projects to practice the skills you're learning. The projects may vary according to interest of participants but examples of the kinds of projects you'll complete are:

• Scrunchie / headwrap
• Patchwork cushion cover / mug rug
• rag doll / travel pillow
• Hand sanitizer key chain / dog collar / business card wallet
• Tote bag

Sun 28th February and Mon 1st March 9.15am till 2.45pm
(please note the exact times can be altered to suit school/work commitments eg longer on one day and shorter on the next.)

You organise a group and I come to you: $600 (maximum of 6 participants)

Note: Patterns/Tutorials for all projects will be given to participants even if time constraints mean we don't get them all finished on the day. These projects will let you practise your new skills after the one day intensive.