Confident Beginner (Junior) Sewing

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Course length

5 wks

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Confident 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 5 week course builds on and reviews the skills taught in our beginner course. Each class lasts 2 hours and numbers are capped at 6 students.

The following skills will be covered in this course:

• Understanding drape / choosing fabric
• Using PDF patterns
• Cutting with rotary cutter
• Understanding interfacing
• Understanding elastic
• Zippers in bags
• Buttonholes in bags
• Finishing seams without an overlocker (pinking, lining, zig zag stitch, french seam)
• Sew a casing
• Troubleshooting common machine issues
• Pattern markings on patterns
• Gathering fabric
• measuring yourself and choosing pattern size

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:

• Sewing folder / journal cover
• Library or swim bag
• Tri fold wallet with a zip / pencil case
• Simple elastic waist boxer shorts / skirt
• Flat front elastic back shorts / skirt

Starts TBA

You organise a group and I come to you: $600 (maximum of 6 participants)
Pay as you go: $40/week (total cost of course $200 when paid in weekly instalments)