Beginners Machine Sewing

26 TUTOR: Lauren Holloway

Get to know your way around a sewing machine and learn the basic techniques to help build your confidence and skills. Includes threading and setting up, different stitches, hemming, inserting a zip, boxing corners, making and joining pieces of a simple pattern. You'll spend the week learning how to make a variety of projects to take home including a drawstring bag, zipped pouch, cushion cover and a lined shoulder bag.

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£325.00
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Course Notes

DAY 1

Students will learn how to thread and set up their sewing machine and practice sewing before they start on their first project - a simple drawstring bag.

 

DAY 2

Learn how to make a cushion cover with a zip closure. There'll also be an option to make another cushion cover with a pom pom trim.

DAY 3

Students will learn some basic bag making techniques by sewing a lined tote bag with handles and interior pocket, they'll also learn how to attach rivets by using a rivet press machine.

DAY 4

Learn how to sew a zipper into a bag. Students will make a lined zipped pouch with boxed corners.

 

DAY 5

Students can choose any of the projects to make again or continue with a project they didn't quite finish in the previous days. They also have the option to learn some applique techniques.

 

 

Essential equipment to bring

·Fabric scissors

·Pins

·Dressmakers chalk

·Unpicking tool

·Ruler

·Tape measure

·Pencil or pen

·Snips (optional)

·Zipper foot (if bringing own machine)

·Needles (if bringing own machine)

·Bobbins (if bringing own machine)

 

Course Tutor

Lauren Holloway

About Lauren

Designer, Maker and sewing teacher Lauren Holloway has been running her own slow-fashion lifestyle brand since 2013. She has extensive knowledge and experience in designing patterns and sewing anything from coin purses to backpacks. Lauren runs her own beginner and improver sewing workshops for adults and children in and around Bristol along with teaching the in-house beginner sewing courses at Bristol's Creative Space. Lauren also has her own range of craft making kits, giving budding sewers the opportunity to learn beginner sewing technique at home with the guidance of Lauren's online tutorials.

www.laurenholloway.uk

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