Learn what all the abbreviations and terms mean on a commercial sewing pattern. How to cut the fabric out and steps in using a clothing pattern. Including basics of sizing a pattern to your measurements. Please note that this is a mainly theory based class and we will not be making an item or cutting the fabric.
SKILL level required: Important that we do not need to explain things that will keep other students from learning what we set out to learn. Therefore it's important you know how to do the following before booking this class please:
- Know how to use your sewing machine even though we will not be sewing in this particular class.
- Have completed at leaste 4 basic sewing projects before this class. More projects completed is preferable to increase understanding & learning in this class. It is hard to measure a students confidence and this is an indication.
- Completed a 'Cutting & choosing fabrics' class or have experience and knowledge of contents covered in this class - as there is not time to cover concepts in both classes.
- Please note that this class does not include technical skills like inserting a zip & button hole etc which might be included in your pattern.
- Commercial sewing pattern of your choice (minimum one, two is good) Any item is fine: skirt, dress, trousers etc. Butterick, Simpliicity, McCall's, Vogue, New look, Burda etc.
- Sewing machine, manual & any bits (probably will not sew but good to have if need to show stitches or settings on your machine etc)
- Own measurements taken & written down prior to class (either inches or cm)
- Measuring tape
- Paper scissors
- Optional: Sample of fabric you're planning to sew with this pattern
- Note book & pen
Attendees need to be over the age of 9 years.
PARKING at W13 8JE: Free & plenty.
Sew what? Sewing classes & alterations
Sew what? offers beginner and intermediate sewing classes in Ealing, West London W5. Book online, enquiries welcome: Debbie 07946 826 338
Beginner classes teach you how to use a sewing machine and master popular sewing techniques and using a pattern. These help build confidence and achieve your sewing goals.
The Sew what cafe is a sewing space with assistance and tea at hand - get some sewing done. Monthly Feature projects - fab for few hours with your friends. Kids clubs available too.