Its super important to me that you understand the fundamentals of sewing before you get ahead of your self and throw the towel in.
So learn my tricks of the trade and practice with this straightforward project and you can be sewing your own wardrobe in no time.
This class is a one off and all adults and children 12+ are welcome to join.
What will I learn?
In this workshop you will learn the basics of machine etiquette. You will also learn
how to thread a sewing machine, tension, threading and trouble shooting
suitable fabrics, pattern placement and layout makings, the grain line and seam allowances
How to follow written instructions
How to match seams perfectly and create a box bottom for your bag.
How to sew a lining, edge stitching and a drawstring closure.
How to finish your bag with hand sewing techniques if you choose.
It’s no, gathered floaty 3 tiered dress, but you gotta get that stuff right before we tackle the good stuff.
What do I bring?
We will provide a selection of suitable fabrics for you to choose.
Or bring along
50cm of fabric for the outer of your bag
and 50cm for the lining of the bag.
We recommend light/medium weight woven fabrics including denim, craft cotton, chambray, linen or handmade woven cloth from our floor loom weaving workshop!
Make Town will provide everything else.
Your finished bag will be perfect size for carrying your knitting or holding your sewing accessories.
Honestly it's the best thing I have done in a long time and I think you've started me on a lifelong love of sewing and creating! Thank you :) I'm for sure going to join the cult.
Did both the beginner knitting and sew workshops. Loved them both and even as a very heavy handed clueless starter it was easily manageable! The time flew by on both occasions.
Love Make Town, Brooke & everyone I get to meet there. Such a supportive & fun environment.
I went to Make Town to do the Beginners Sewing class and I couldn't have had a better time. It was great fun and I feel totally empowered to do more sewing. Can't recommend Brooke and this gem of crafty goodness more, whether you're starting out or old hat there's something to be found and take part in at Make Town.
Fantastic place to learn sewing! I went to a beginner course with no prior experience and made this cute bag! Brooke is such a lovely person, was always there to help, explain and fix any problems. And the venue itself just invites you to think creatively. Will definitely be back :)
Loved the beginners sewing course with Brooke. Brooke was really patient and informative, without a dull moment. Loved it so much, I've now signed up for the trouser making sewing course :)
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