Domestic Sewing Skills - Hand & Machine Class
Date & Time
This course will run each Saturday from 3:00 PM-5:00 PM.
Who is this class for?
An open workshop with less structure, this class is suitable for sewers of all levels and invites you to select the type of technique you wish to learn. You are encouraged to bring along a garment that may need repair or alteration as a means to practice a particular technique.
It is important to be realistic with what can be achieved domestically with some advanced alterations requiring the skills of a professional tailor. We will discuss these limitations in class.
What will I learn?
This class will empower you to alter and mend your garments by use of hand and domestic sewing machine.
You will learn the anatomy of a domestic sewing machine and its functions, how to thread the machine, wind a bobbin, the role of thread tensions, and a number of different stitches and settings.
You will also learn to thread and use a hand sewing needle, including how to sew a button to a garment with an elegant shank to ensure a secure and enduring fastening.
Hand sewing with a needle and thread, you will also learn how to hem trousers or skirts discreetly with a herringbone stitch. Time permitting a number of other hand-sewing stitches will also be taught.
What will be provided?
-All equipment and materials will be provided such as scissors, snips, and pins. Their use is included in the cost of the course.
-A variety of textiles for different purposes and skill levels.
-Most work will be completed on domestic sewing machines which will be provided. If you have your own machine that you are familiar with, you are welcome to bring it along, you may learn more about it through our class.
-Coffee, black and Japanese green tea
Do I need to bring anything?
-A notebook and pen to take notes during class
-Please bring your own water bottle to help us with our COVID-Safe plan
Terms, conditions & cancellation policy
-A full refund is available for booking cancellations with two weeks notice.
-A 50% refund is available for booking cancellations with a weeks notice.
-No refund is available for booking cancellations within 48 hours.
-Transfer of a class booking to an alternative date may be discussed on an individual basis and may incur an administration fee.
-Classes are subject to a minimum enrolment number before proceeding.
-The System reserves the right to cancel a class at any time, at which point a full refund will be provided.