Beginner (Junior) Sewing

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5 wks

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Beginner (Junior) Sewing



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 for kids 8 -14 years. It is a half term course - 2 hours a lesson for 5 weeks. Classes are capped at 6 kids per class.

The following skills will be covered in this course:

• 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 dolly quilt / mug rug
• Softie / travel pillow
• Lip balm key chain / dog collar / belt
• Tote bag

Tuesday 4-6pm 2nd Feb till 2nd March 2021
Saturday 3-5pm 6th Feb till 6th March 2021
(Please note additional times and days may be offered depending on interest. Get in touch and let me know what would work for you).

Sibling Discount: 2 kids $125 each; 3 or more kids $100 each
You organise a group and I come to you: $600 (max 6 kids)
Pay as you go: $40/week/child (total cost of course $200 when paid in weekly instalments)