New December 2020, January and February 2021 course dates now available for booking!
Are you looking for a sewing course that will teach you some essential sewing basics, while giving you an introduction to basic dressmaking? Do you wish to gain the confidence and inspiration you need to continue to experiment and learn to create many more exciting projects? Then this course is for you! The Easy Pyjamas Intro to Sewing course is the perfect introduction to sewing and basic dressmaking suitable for complete sewing novices and those already able to use a sewing machine alike.
On this course you will learn the very basics of sewing and of using a commercial pattern which you will then put into practice by making a fabulous pair of pyjama bottoms either long or *short suitable for both women and men!
No previous experience is required in order to take this course. You may join this class as a complete newbie or after taking any other of our Beginners Classes. The class is taught in small groups, so there is plenty of individual attention and opportunity to chat and make friends. There will be tea and biscuits to make the process sweeter!
What you will learn:
- How to set up and thread a sewing machine
- How to sew straight and curved seams
- How to troubleshoot sewing machine issues
- How to read and understand a multi-sized sewing pattern including the markings and mysterious jargon that accompanies them
- How to take your measurements
- How to select the right pattern size for you
- How to complete simple alterations to custom fit your pattern
- How to correctly pin the pattern to your fabric and how to accurately cut it out
- How to finish seams, insert elastic and create a simple hem
What to bring:
Nothing! We have the perfect fabrics and haberdashery for you to buy on the day, so just bring yourself!
- Tuesday 8th & Wednesday 9th December 2020, 10:30am-1:30pm
- Sunday 13th December 2020, 10:30am-5:00pm
- Thursday 7th & 14th January 2020, 6:30pm-9:30pm
- Tuesday 13th & 20th January 2020, 10:30am-1:30pm
- Saturday 13th February 2020, 10:30am-5:00pm
* Please arrive 5 minutes early to ensure prompt start and to make the most of your class! Please bring a packed lunch for all day courses.
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