An 8 Week Course

Course 1 – A Comprehensive Sewing Course

EVERYTHING IS PROVIDED IN CLASS TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE

Available to those who have completed the Basics for Beginners Preparatory Course

 

Comprehensive Sewing Course

As you will be or become aware, we do not jump in and knock out a boxy jacket or tracksuit top or some sweatpants.

These items teach extraordinarily little in the way of Real Sewing Techniques. You will be able to do those and so much more after Course 1 . .

Our Curriculum allows you to have a good knowledge of an array of the ins and outs you need to know. We call this your Toolbox of Tricks. This allows you not only to adapt the individual techniques but also gives you the experience to adapt them as different styles, fabrics, and requirements as they crop up. You will be able to read and understand sewing books and grasp online tutorials with more ease.

What is more, you will have a pretty article that you can use as reference if you forget something. Used with your fully picture-packed instruction file, you can only grow in confidence and really start enjoying creating with fabrics.

YOUR TOOLBOX OF TRICKS WILL CONTAIN . . . 

WEEK 1

A Stitched and Drawn Ruffle with Decorative Stitches
A Casing used for carrying a Drawstring or Elastic
2 x Machine-made Automatic One-Step Buttonholes…. YAY!

It sounds like very little for 4 – 5 hours of class, but it really takes more than 4 hours to do this properly for the first time.

WEEK 2

We deal with the finishing of openings and raw edges like necklines, arm holes and hemlines in the following ways:

Bias Binding
The Contoured Facing
2 x Hand Stitched Hem Stitches: Slip- and Herringbone-

Students receive their Creative Homework to be completed over the following 4 weeks. On the 4 Corners of the project Creativity is encouraged. Only one requirement though: Each Square must contain some Beadwork. This is demonstrated in class.

WEEK 3

Embroidery Stitches, made by hand:

Cross Stitch
Back Stitch
Stem Stitch
Chain Stitch
The French Knot

Machine Quilting

WEEK 4

Brief introduction to the art of Crochet
A Little Knitting
Embellishment

WEEK 5 & 6

These two are Marathon Weeks and a lot is packed into the classes :

2 Types of Collars
Looped Buttonhole
Snap Fastener
We revisit the One-Step, Machine-made Buttonhole
Stitching on 2 Types of Buttons, Flat and Shanked

WEEK 7

The Invisible Zip

WEEK 8

Assembly of the Project in what can be described as “Simple Patchwork”.

You may be thinking   “… but I don’t want to know about beading or crochet!”

Techniques have many facets.  You may find something you did not know that leads to something else.  And… if you really still don’t like the activity, you never have to revisit it. 

At least it will be in your Toolbox of Tricks if you need it!

€390

May be paid in two instalments – details upon enrolment