This course is aimed at complete beginners and those who have sewn a long time ago!
Maybe you have been inspired by the Great British Sewing Bee, fancy trying sewing, or did a little at school and want to get to grips with it. This course will introduce you to the basics of using a sewing machine. From how the thread the needle, through setting the tension, sewing inspiration to working with a simple pattern, this course will build your confidence to work on the sewing machine.
During the course you will make a variety of simple bags, including a zippered pouch to practice your skills. You will then make some attractive decorative placemats before trying out using a simple commercial pattern.
Each week you will need to bring a basic sewing kit.
This will need to include
· Sharp scissors for fabric
· Small pair of scissors for paper
· Pins and pin cushion
· Hand sewing needles
· Sewing cotton
· Tape measure
· Some fabric such as a couple of fat quarters/pillow case size pieces.
Each week you will be advised of what materials you will need.
Our tutor, Jo Teague is a popular arts and crafts tutor based in Gloucestershire, she loves working with all forms of textiles and her enthusiasm for all forms of textiles, from the making, to designers and the history of textiles can be infectious. Your creativity will be encouraged from the very beginning!
Sewing Machine Skills for Beginners
28 April 2021 at 7:00 pm finishes 9:00 pm
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To register your interest, please call Student Services on 0345 155 2020