You're going to feel SO proud of yourself by the end of this day...go from never touching a sewing machine to making a snazzy drawstring glasses case or mobile phone case AND an amazing pair of PJ bottoms! - in one day! A fast-track way to learn to sew or to refresh the basics if you've not sewn for years. You'll learn to use a sewing machine, then sew a mobile phone case OR soft glasses case and then a pair of pyjama pants to practise and get confident in your new skills. Sewing techniques learnt on this course are excellent preparation for sewing more advanced clothes in future projects. Sewing machines provided or bring your own What You'll Need - Glasses or phone case fabric: A length of non-stretch medium weight fabric (e.g. printed cotton) 0.5m length @ 44" or wider. - Fabric for PJ pants - a non-stretch light to medium weight fabric e.g. printed cotton: If your hips (horizontally round the widest part of your bottom) measure 90cm or less, bring a 1.6m length of fabric that'...
About your Mentor
About your Mentor
Jac Jac has been a 'crafty' all her life, working in metal, ceramics and textiles. She makes a variety of hand crafted items to commission including fancydress outfits. Her current work includes bespoke handbags for a local designer and regular production for a selection of Brighton businesses. She has taught sewing workshops with Kat since 2009.
What we'll do
On this Complete Beginners sewing machine course you'll learn how to sew with a sewing machine, pin, cut out and sew up a simple mobile phone or glasses case from our basic paper pattern & then make a pair of pyjama trousers. By the end of the course you'll have practised all the key essential techniques needed for sewing and dressmaking and feel confident using patterns. - Threading up the machine and bobbin, different stitches, adjusting tension, changing a needle and presser foot - Cut out your mobile phone/glasses case inc. how to use patterns, use fabric economically & pin for ease/accuracy of cutting - Sewing your glasses/phone case and practising learnt stitch types as you go. - Choosing which pyjama trouser pattern size to use from your body measurements - adjusting it in advance if needed - Lay up economically, pin, cut out - Follow our colour making instructions with your teacher's help to sew up and finish your PJ pants - Take home your glasses/phone case and PJ pants...
Coronavirus safety measures
Staying safe in class during Covid-19 Hi everyone! Hope you're all keeping well. In line with the latest goverment guidance we have put some measures together in a way that feels the safest in order to avoid tranmission of Covid-19. Please read about this below. New! We are now serving complimentary tea, coffees, squash, herb teas and water in classes again : ) Page updated 28th July 2021 Sew In Brighton Covid-19 Classroom Safety Measures in place currently: Distancing: We aim to ensure a minumim of 1m social distancing between student workstations. The very nature of sewing means you need space and each person will have their own table (measuring at least 1m by 60cm). If you would like a greater degree of distancing from other students than the default, please speak to your teacher on arrival and we can seat you somewhere with more space or a desk screen. Please don't be worried about asking, we totally understand and you can even email us here beforehand to request this if you pr...
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£75 with Early Bird Saving which is available up to 1 month before course starts.
• No refunds are given except in the case of a cancellation by the Mentor.