If you used to sew but are a bit rusty, then this Refresher sewing class is a good starting point to brush up on your dressmaking techniques.
Who is this aimed at?
Anyone who needs to refresh their sewing techniques. You must be able to use a sewing machine confidently, and sew straight accurate seams. You should also be able to thread up, wind bobbins and understand sewing machine tension. If you need help with this, then please consider one of my Beginners classes first.
What will I learn?
I'll take you through some common sewing tasks that you'll need if you'd like to start dressmaking again. Plus there's plenty of my tips to help you achieve a professional finish to your dressmaking projects.
The Refresher Sewing Class will cover:
various methods of neatening raw edges
trimming and pressing
whether to notch or clip curves
what is staystitching and why you should do it
when you need to use easestitching
how to make facings lie flat
how to sew couture-quality darts
how to sew in a zip
what does ‘stitch in the ditch’ mean, and when to do it.
edgestitching and topstitching to create impact.
The list above are all common dressmaking techniques if you want to achieve a neat-looking finish to your sewing projects. You may have forgotten how to do these, or perhaps you haven't learned these before? In addition, if there's a technique that you can't seem to get to grips with, then please let me know in advance of the class, and I'll try to cover it if there's time. You will make samples of most of these techniques, and will have notes to take away so you will be able to use these as a reference for your future sewing.
While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Refresher Sewing Class are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.
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