Would you love to learn how to make your own clothes and use a sewing machine but don’t know where to start?
Then this is the course for you as you will learn to sew in a gorgeous womanswear design studio, with MaryRose - a womanswear designer with over 20 years in the fashion industry, who has designed for many well known high street brands & international designers before she moved back home to Belfast.
She loves nothing more than teaching and passing on all her secrets learn in all the fab design studios she has worked in over the years!
Suitable for absolute beginners - if you have never seen a sewing machine before, this fast-track 3 hour course will fill you with confidence and teach you all you need to know to get started and will cover the following skills:
1. How to thread a sewing machine and bobbin
2. How to sew confidently on the machine - explanations of the different stitches and attachments
3. Understanding thread tension on a machine
4. Cutting and pin a basic pattern - the essential autumn tote bag
5. Understanding a basic sewing pattern
6. How to sew and finish seams
By the end of your 3 hour session - not only will you will be a whizz on a machine, you'll have a gorgeous bespoke tote too!! What's not to love!!!
Classes are not only educational but inspiring - MaryRose lives, eats, breathes and sleeps fashion and all things design, and so the perfect tutor to take you into the wonderful world of sewing, design and creating!
We provide all machines and equipment, although you are very welcome to bring your own if you prefer.
Included in the price of the course:
3 hours tuition in a small class of 6 people maximum, a guide to threading a sewing machine, your tote bag sewing pattern and as much tea and cake as you can eat!
Please bring: Yourself and 0.5 metres of your chosen fabric to make your tote bag - we will provide threads and other interfacings / equipment needed.
Note: Please arrive 5 minutes early for class to get settled, we look forward to meeting you for some sewing fun!