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Ultimate Complete Beginners Sewing Day

You're going to feel SO proud of yourself

Mentored by

Kat Neeser

Passionate sewing teachers in Brighton & Hove

Location address: Brighton & Hove, BN3 2DL
Chosen age group:

For ages: 16 - 18+ years

Available tickets:
Standard £89Concession £75
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest
A summary
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's at least 56"/142cm wide. If the fabric is narrower than that bring a 2.8m length. All other sizes bring: a 3 metre length of fabric that's at least 39.5"/100cm wide - Elastic for PJ waist: a 1 metre length of elastic which is 2cm wide - black elastic for dark colours and white for light colours or a print with a light colour in it. - Two 100m reels of polyester sewing thread: one each matching case and PJ fabrics or just one 100m reel if the fabric will be the same for both items. - If you wear glasses for close up work please bring them. - Wear/bring leggings and t-shirt or vest so you can measure your waist, hips and inside leg. - Your mobile phone if you have one, in case of emergency. We provide if you don’t have your own: sewing machine (or bring your own - with all accessories, spare bobbins and pedal - if you prefer), scissors, pins, chalk, tape measure, unpicker etc. Full details, amounts and instructions will be given on your booking confirmation and we can advise further by phone or email if you need help.
About your mentor
Kat Neeser
Passionate sewing teachers in Brighton & Hove
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 and enjoy a cosy winter! Instruction handouts are available for use in all classes and are downloadable/viewable online as a reminder of how to make more of these projects at home. Tea Break Please help yourself to our tea selection, or coffee, squash or filtered water throughout the class. Feel free to bring snacks. Lunch Break There will be a 30 minute lunch break. There are lots of bakeries, cafe's & a large Tesco within a couple of minutes walk of the Sewing Lounge. If you bring packed lunch you can stay in the Sewing Lounge for lunch - although we do recommend getting some fresh air as it will be a long and intense day of sewing! Whats next? If you want to start making more clothes after this course you could start with a simple skirt, top or dress in our Stitch Classes, or practise a bit more first by making a tote bag, cushion or other items in Stitch Classes.
Learning aims
Aim 1
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.
Aim 2
By the end you will know how to thread up a machine.
Aim 3
You will take something home that you have made.
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 prefer. Currently we book a maximum of 9 students per class, with many classes having just 5 students maximum. Please do not hesitate to contact us here if you would like more info about any aspect of a class or workshop you are wanting to book/booked onto Face coverings: Face coverings are now optional. If you would prefer a face covering to be worn by your teacher when they are close to you please let them know at the start of the class (teachers will bring one with them) Movement: To reduce the amount of movement around the class, students should ask the teacher to bring them items needed where possible Sanitising hands: Hand sanitiser will remain available on all tables and at the door on entry - please continue to use it Tools: Students are welcome to to bring their own scissors, pins, tape measure, chalk, unpicker, grader ruler etc if they have them and would feel more comfortable using their own equipment. We also have equipment that can be used which will be sanitised after each class. Booking form checkboxes: All students booking to attend classes will be asked to confirm the following points during the online booking process: 1. I will not attend class if I have: had fever, cough, loss of taste/smell or other known covid type symptoms in the past 14 days (see NHS list of Covid symptoms here) returned from abroad in last 14 days been in contact with/live with anyone with Covid-19 or with similar symptoms I understand that if I cannot attend for any reason, Covid or otherwise, I can't reschedule/refund unless someone books my space, but I can attend FREE to future similar workshops or Stitch Classes when there's space on day - contact us if you can't attend your booked class 2. I have read & I accept your measures laid out on about social distancing, face coverings etc 1. I will not attend class if I have: - had cough, fever, loss of taste/smell or other Covid type symptoms in the past 14 days - been in contact with/live with anyone else with the symptoms above in last 14 days - returned from abroad in the 14 days before the class 2. I understand I can't reschedule/refund if I don't come, unless someone books my space, but I can attend classes FREE in future when space on day [more info here]( I will contact you if I cannot attend 3. I have read and I accept your current Covid classroom safety measures at I understand these measures will likely change regularly and possibly between my booking and attending. I will contact you or speak to my teacher on arrival if I need more information or help to feel safe in class.
Pricing information
Ticket nameStandard
Information£75 with Early Bird Saving which is available up to 1 month before course starts.
Ticket nameConcession
Where we'll be
134-140, Church Road, Brighton & Hove, Brighton and Hove, BN3 2DL
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Please note

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Cancellation Policy
No refunds are given except in the case of a cancellation by the Mentor.

My experience consists of a leisure activity, on a specific date(s), and therefore the 14-day ‘cooling off period’ under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 does not apply.