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Beginners Sewing at The Barn
25 September @ 2:00 pm - 16 October @ 4:00 pm
Under the guided tuition of Courtney Rapple, who has over 15 years experience in sewing, a BA Hons in interior design & 6 years experience teaching Art & Textiles, you will be given a guided tour of the sewing machine. You will learn how to properly thread your machine, how to perform basic, regular maintenance to keep your machine in top condition & how to create a variety of sewn items using a range of skills.
What you will make & learn on this course.
Week 1: Fabric storage box
Skills learnt: filling a bobbin, threading machine, tension, straight sewing, using a seam allowance, turning items out.
Week 2: Pin Cushion & sewing notions caddy
Skills learnt: adding pockets/layers to items, patchwork, turning out, stuffing items.
Week 3: Envelope cushion with buttons
Skills learnt: machined buttonholes, hemming, measuring.
Week 4: Lined zipped storage bag
Skills learnt: inserting a zip, lining an item, finishing techniques.