Tuesdays 24 September - 22 October 2019
Working at your own pace this is an opportunity to learn how to use a pattern to produce a garment to fit. Learners will work with different levels and techniques of sewing according to their ability.
Lay out a pattern correctly onto fabric
Pin the pattern to the fabric
Cut the fabric
Create a toile
Adjust the pattern to fit
Use a sewing machine to sew the garment
Learn sewing techniques according to chosen pattern e.g. zip fastening
This course is aimed at mixed ability dressmaking although it is expected you can use the basic functions of a sewing machine. You will learn how to read patterns, make and fit a toile and all about the different techniques required for your chosen garment construction. This course is practical and requires a degree of manual dexterity. Equipment required for each lesson: Sewing machine in working order with relevant presser feet and bobbins; sewing pattern of your choice suitable for your experience; polyester thread for your project; spare needles for sewing machine plus hand sewing needles; pins; fabric scissors; paper scissors; tape measure; Sellotape; pens/pencils; ruler; paper/pad; tailors chalk; old sheet or cheap fabric for toile; fabric required to make your garment (this can be discussed during first lesson). Please ask the library if you do not have access to your own sewing machine.