Beginner (Junior) Sewing Intensive

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2 days

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Beginner (Junior) 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 for kids 8 years and over. They'll be learning in a small group of 4-6 students, which means they'll be able to get individual attention during the course. The course is completed as a two day, 5 hours a day intensive.

At the end of the two days they 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 dolly quilt / mug rug
• Softie / travel pillow
• Lip balm key chain / dog collar / belt
• Tote bag

Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th April 2021 - 9am till 3pm (includes morning tea and lunch break)

Sibling Discount: 2 kids $125 each; 3 or more kids $100 each
You organise a group and I come to you: $600 (max of 6 kids)

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