I am excited to announce that, starting in October, I will be teaching sewing and sewing-related classes at Super+Super HQ in Brighton. Now I know that most of the lovely readers of my blog are either already highly skilled sewers and/or don't live near South-East England, but on the off-chance that some of you might be interested, here's what I'll be teaching and when:
Class: Vest/Camisole/Singlet Making Session
This session will take you through the process of making your own vest from jersey fabric or unwanted T-shirts. Using my multi-sized vest pattern, we will go slowly through the steps from pattern preparation and cutting out the pieces, to construction using a sewing machine and overlocker/serger (no previous overlocker/serger experience necessary). By the end of this class, not only will you have a wearable, useful garment of your very own, but you will also have been provided with the skills and pattern you'll need to make hundreds more vests in the future.
Will need to bring: 1 metre of jersey and/or some large unwanted T-shirts. Everything else will be available at the class.
Recommended for: All skill levels are welcome, but must have used a sewing machine before and feel relatively confident doing so. This class is ideal for someone interested in sewing with jersey fabric but isn't sure where/how to begin.
When: Friday 12th October, 7.00pm - 9.30pm
More info and where to book: http://vestmakingclass.eventbrite.co.uk/
Class: Introduction to Commercial Sewing Patterns
This session will designed to demystify and explain how to use commercial sewing patterns. This is a discussion and demonstration based class, not a practical 'doing' one. Topics covered will include:
- What to do if your measurements span two or more sizes on the pattern
- What to do if you are taller or shorter than the pattern has been designed for
- What the differences between vintage and modern patterns are
- How to select appropriate fabric for your pattern
- What all the symbols on the pattern mean and what to do about them
And lots more. The perfect class for a Sunday morning with a tea or coffee in hand.
Will need to bring: Nothing accept a notebook and pen if you wish to make extra notes.
Recommended for: This class is perfect for someone who has already taken a beginners sewing class or generally feels ok using a sewing machine, and now wants to amp their skills to become a confident dress-maker.
When: Sunday 21st October, 10.30am - 1.00pm
More info and where to book: http://introtosewingpatterns.eventbrite.co.uk/
These classes will be repeated in November, I'll post about them after the October classes have taken place and the November classes are ready to be booked. If you know anyone who may be interested in taking these classes, please send them the links!!! Thanks in advance.