Learning in Libraries - Dressmaking with Lareen – Mixed Ability (2pm)

Working at your own pace this is an opportunity to learn how to use a pattern to produce a garment to fit. Anyone with an interest in sewing, complete beginners and more experienced sewers are all welcome; although it is expected you can use the basic functions of a sewing machine. This course is practical and requires a degree of manual dexterity

7 June 2021 2pm to 4pm

Learning in Libraries Online

Monday 7 June to Monday 5 July 2021
2pm to 4pm

This is an online course - participants will be required to use Zoom. No account is required
Not sure how to use Zoom? Check out these helpful videos: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206175806

Learners will work with different levels and techniques of sewing according to their ability and will produce some stitched samples and a sewn item during the course. Please note, you may need to use your personal time to complete the item you are making because of the time constraints.

By the end of the course you will be able to...

  • 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

What shall I bring? - 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).

Booking is essential