3 weeks – Sew your own dungarees!
What's the plan Stan?
A series of evening workshops for three consecutive weeks and in the end you will have a stunning pair of the best dungarees hands down – trust me I have made a them all!
During the sessions you will learn –
- How to measure your body to suit the commercial pattern – by Sew House Seven
- How to cut your pattern out to your preferred size and shape
- How to correctly lay and cut your cloth/fabric
- How to interpret and read commercial patterns and follow instructions including notches
- How to fully sew a garment, with overlocked seams, side pockets, belt loops, waistband and hems
- Learn all of my professional techniques, tips and tricks to take your homemade to handmade. Yes there is a difference.
What do I bring?
Just your fabric! Make Town will provide everything else x
You will need to come in before the workshop takes place to cut out your pattern and fabric – This should take 2.5 hours – and can be any time which I will email to arrange directly.
This means we can focus just on the sewing for the 3 sessions, and we can both be assured this has been cut out correctly.
- The pattern is yours to keep and use again and again.
- Matching threads for your linen and elastic
All equipment, including sewing machines, overlockers, scissors, rulers, marking chalks and pens, irons and pins are all here for you to use.
We also have a fridge with unlimited tea and coffee. Maybe also bring some snacks for in between!
Where to next?
Home James! Go to the pub and grab a beer you deserve it!
At the end of this workshop, you will have a very clear and indepth understanding of garment construction and a really bloody cool pair of dungarees to swan off home in! La de daa!
You should leave this class feeling confidant that you could whip up another pair on your own!
But do not hesitate! Continue your sewing adventure, and book into one of our evening sewing classes, so you can sew up another pair. And I will be here to help you if you get stuck!
There is no greater feeling than the satisfaction of creating something with your own two hands! It’s contagious and once you start you will be itching to make your entire wardwrobe.
Can’t wait to see ya!
Do I need any sewing experience?
Just a little.We recommend you attend our learn to sew – the basics workshop so you know how we like our machines to be treated. But if you have the confidence then just get here already!.
Can I bring my dinner?
Yeah course. We understand this is right on tea time so yeah, bring ya food x
I think i'm a bit unwell...
Back off then! I shouldn’t have to tell you this, but everyone’s health is paramount in our studio so stay the fuck away.
I want to come but the dates don't work?
No worries mate! Book the exact same class with our TYT ‘Take your Time’ series and book in when it suits you instead. Come during the day when the kids are at school or when they are asleep.
Can I bring my own machine?
Why? We have excellent Janome machines in the studio suitable for the task at hand. If you are after some guidance because your machine is being a dick, book a 121 and I can help you out.
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