Ever fancied making your own clothes and did not know where to start? Maybe put off by complicated commercial patterns? This course will teach you the basics of drafting patterns from your own measurements with some basic fitting principles.
This course does not cover the basics of how to sew but will include an introduction to the college sewing machines.
The course will start with simple pyjama style trousers pattern, then you will complete a self drafted pattern for a skirt and see how many variations you can make from one pattern. Once you have leant the techniques you will understand how to customise these simple patterns to add other features such as pockets etc
Each week you will need to bring a basic sewing kit to include the following:
· Sharp scissors for fabric
· Small pair of scissors for paper
· Pins and pin cushion
· Hand sewing needles
· Sewing cotton
· Tape measure
Each week you will be advised of what materials you will need.
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 - Drafting Your Own Pattern
13 January 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