The Unique Curriculum

Your Learning Journey

BEGINS HERE, IN THE ANAVARGOS CLASSROOM IN CYPRUS

 

Beginner Sewing Course

Day One – The Basics for Absolute Beginners

Full Day Course at the Paphos Classroom

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please note:  visits to the classroom are by appointment only

 

The Details

EVERYTHING IS PROVIDED IN CLASS TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE 

we must assume that our students are complete novices and know only that they want to embark on this wonderful journey of creativity  

This way we can all start from common ground:- 
By learning the correct and proven procedures and possibly unlearning methods that may have led down a path of frustration

THIS AND THE 8-WEEK COURSE ARE COMPLETED ON THE SEWING MACHINES IN CLASS

We strongly encourage you not to purchase a machine before you know what they can do and what you need

Session 1

1.  Introduction to 3 most used fabrics and their methods of manufacture
2.  We learn about the importance of correct hand sewing and make a Felt Pincushion by hand.  In this task we cover:

Simple Pattern Reading
Pin and Cut with the Rotary Cutter
Transfer Pattern Markings
Learn what Tacking is for
Work with Embroidery Floss
Do even Topstitching while learning to Start and End Stitches correctly and invisibly
Decorate and be Creative

Session 2     

A paper stitching exercise, without thread teaches how to :-

No longer be afraid of the moving needle
Focus on the procedure of stitching without having to worry about threads
Stitch Straight, Reverse, and Reinforce
Manipulate Stitch Length and
Change Direction exactly where you want to

Ready to progress, we take on the threads . . .

Wind the Bobbin
Thread the Needle and Install the Bobbin
Test the Machine
Understand the Machine Stitch Settings
Repeat the Paper Exercise above on Fabric
At last it is Time to Play with different Stitch Types, Lengths and Widths
Find out there is a proper way to put a Sewing Machine away for the day

Session 3      

Most ladies who are already unsure of the up and down moving needle of the regular sewing machine, are petrified at the thought of two needles and four threads as in – THE DREADED OVERLOCKER !!! 

We move right into exposing this “monster” as a tame and very helpful assistant in the sewing room . . . A true friend by your side.

The inner workings are explained and seen in action
A quick demonstration of the rethreading of the machine follows
There are different makes of overlocker in the classroom and students can feel first hand why compromise is not an option here

Session 4      

We answer your questions and chat about the 8-Week Comprehensive Beginner Sewing Course and what the benefits are to you 

Enrolments are possible if students want to take the next step on our Unique Learning Journey
Our POP-UP-SHOP at the classroom and ONLINE SHOP is open for Haberdashery or Machine purchases.

POP-UP-SHOP HOURS – Every Wednesday Afternoon from 13h00 to 16h00

And suddenly, Novices are Novices no more

As the activities of a busy day wind down we take a breath and discuss the

8-Week Comprehensive Sewing Course: The Next Step

A footnote
The reasoning behind this initiation day is that it gives you the opportunity to find out if sewing is for you.  Let’s face it, it might not be.
With this option you do not have to commit to months of expensive classes or even to buying a sewing machine.


This way you have complete freedom to make an informed choice

€105

  THERE IS ALSO ONLINE LEARNING

YOU CAN START RIGHT NOW

A similar Free Curriculum is offered in Your Online Classroom,

Perfect as a starting point if you are nowhere near Paphos

Buy your Machine if you live in Cyprus . free delivery to your nearest ACS

you will need one for your online learning

TO  GET  GOING WITH  THE  SEWING

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