Absolute Beginners Introduction to Sewing
ALL DAY WORKSHOP
Want to learn how to sew and use a machine but haven't a clue where to start?
Is that machine still packed away in a box but you really want to get cracking?
This is the ultimate course which teaches you how to master your machine step by step, using easily understandable terms and techniques. By the end of the course you will be filled with sewing confidence, and will have made your own gorgeous cushion cover!
Once you have completed this course, you are welcome to move onto our other dressmaking and soft furnishing classes.
This is a one day long course which covers a huge amount of techniques, theory and everything you need to get started sewing the professional way.
Understand the machine and how it works, learn how to thread & sew on a sewing machine with hawkeye precision, then cut and make your first design to take home. We pack 4 classes into this one day for maximum learning potential.
What you will be taught in class:
Threading the machine
The bobbin - how it works
What the knobs & dials do
Sew with precision
How to use seam allowances
How to prepare fabric for sewing
The Grainline - what this means and why you must take note of it
How to read a paper pattern and pin fabric
How to use shears to cut - the rules of cutting
Pivoting, mitering techniques
How to finish your design for a store bought look
WHY CHOOSE OUR CLASSES?
All our fashion tutors are First Class Hons. Degree trained womenswear designers - all have experience working in high street fashion head offices.
We are the ONLY sewing school in NI based in a real life, working fashion design studio - the ultimate place to learn.
Love Sewing Bee & Project Runway? Our TWO fabulous fashion studios in Conway Mill are just like the design studios you see on TV!
Be surrounded by garments in work, inspiration galore - use the equipment and tools we use daily when designing and making.
We pack 4 classes into one day - perfect for busy people who want fast results.
Small classes = lots of one to one tuition.
We are a technical sewing school, focused on: sewing, pattern cutting and fitting - from absolute beginner to professional levels.
WHERE DO CLASSES TAKE PLACE?
Our friendly classes take place in the Design & Sewing Studios of MaryRose McGrath in Conway Mill, Belfast.
£99 for this all day intensive course.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?
*The class includes expert instruction in a small class of 8 maximum.
* We guarantee as much one to one tuition as you need in class
*The use of our beautiful fashion studio for the day
*The use of our brother sewing machines
*The use of all our tools, equipment and cutting tables
*Help yourself to tea, coffee and sweet treats any time in class
WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO BRING WITH YOU:
You bring a small amount of fabric and trims for your cushion, as follows:
0.5 metres of printed poplin
A spool of thread to match the fabric choice
Buttons to decorate your design
A notebook, pen and mobile phone for recording tricky techniques.
SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED TO JOIN CLASS
This course is suitable for the absolute beginner, no sewing skills are needed
HOW TO BE PART OF THE NEXT WORKSHOP
GOT ANY QUESTIONS?
Take a look at our Class FAQs – these also include our Class Cancellation Policy.