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Using Your Sewing Machine -
Basic Sewing Techniques

This session will introduce you to several sewing techniques that are commonly used in dressmaking and soft furnishings. Using your sewing machine, you will make samples of these techniques that can be referenced for future projects.

Topics covered include:
Fabric grain
Tailors’ tacks
Hems
Seams and seam finishing
Darts
Bias binding
Piping
Zips
Buttonholes
Buttons
Casing with elastic or tape

Your tutor will guide you through each technique enabling you to create a sample for each process covered on the day.

Students are required to bring along their own sewing machines, which should be in good working order, as well as the machine instruction manual. If you do not have a copy of your manual you can usually find these online.

You are also requested to bring along any machine attachments, bobbins and machine needles as certain techniques may require different types of feet for samples such as zips and piping.

Your tutor will provide some fabric and threads for making your samples and also some trimmings. This cost is included in your course fee.

This is the perfect follow on workshop to ‘Getting To Know Your Sewing Machine’ giving you the confidence to take your machine sewing skills one step further.

It is also perfect for those students who have not used their sewing machines for some time and who may want to refresh their machining skills.

A light lunch will be provided.

Date Thursday 13th June 2024
Tutor Victoria Haire
Time 10.00am – 3.30pm
Ref 3494
Fees £75
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Getting to Know Your Sewing Machine

This workshop is for students who need step by step guidance in setting up and using their sewing machine

Start by learning the basics of threading up, winding a bobbin, adjusting the tension and how to replace needled and feet. You will also learn how to use the various stitches and how to remedy problems with your stitching.

By the end of the workshop you will feel more confident about using your machine and come away with notes and samples that will help you to continue your sewing at home.

This workshop is suitable for students who have traditional or basic digital sewing machines. Students will be asked to send the Make and Model number of their machine to the tutor prior to booking a place so that she can confirm that she is able to work with them on their particular machine. This is due to the complexities in operating, and the time that can be involved in setting up some machines ready for use. Tutor’s contact details are available from the college.

For those students who have much more complex digital sewing machines, this workshop is probably not suitable.

Students will be required to bring along their own sewing machine and instruction manual.

Tutor will supply most materials. This cost is included in your course fee.

This workshop is suitable for beginners and  for those who wish to refresh their sewing machine skills.

A light lunch will be provided.

Date Saturday 29th June  2024
Tutor Victoria Haire
Time 10.00am – 3.30pm
Ref 3493
Fees £75
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