Children's Intro to Machine Sewing Part 1 - Make an Apron

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Children's Intro to Machine Sewing Part 1 - Make an Apron

Wednesday 10 April 2019

Session: 1

Price:
£60.00

Time: 10.30am - 1.30pm

Level: Complete Beginner




Maximum Class Size: 4


We run children's sewing classes during the school holidays for kids of 8 years and older, our workshops encourage creativity, as well as improving self-confidence, patience and fine motor skills!


We have designed this beginners class especially for children aged 8 and over who are looking to learn how to sew using a machine. If they have never used a sewing machine before or have had a go at using one briefly but would like more practice, then this is the class for them! We will familiarise your child with the machine itself and teach them all the basic skills of machine sewing to give to the confidence to start simple projects on your own. By the end of this 3 hour session they will have cut and made an apron in their size from Ray Stitch fabric, ready to wear home!


In this class they will cover the following techniques:


  • Thread up a sewing machine

  • Wind on a bobbin

  • Understand stitch tension, length and width

  • Sew straight lines, corners and curves using a seam allowance

  • Cut from a pattern template

  • Pressing

  • Hemming


  • All materials, tools and refreshments are provided. 


    (If your child already owns a sewing machine and would prefer to use that, please bring it along - provided it is less than 10 years old.)

    ABOUT YOUR TEACHER

    Jess Radley has been sewing for several decades having taught herself on an old hand-turned Singer machine, she learned how to make clothes by taking apart old garments, making patterns from them and re making them. Jess has more recently done formal training in men's tailoring at CityLit and in producing digital drafts of her hand drawn patterns at London College of Fashion. Her current sewing passions range from made-to-measure men's shirts to baby clothes and quilts and she's also designing a range of sewing patterns. Jess loves to pass on her sewing and pattern making knowledge to others by teaching our fledging students.


    Moyna Hamilton studied clothing technology at London College of Fashion and immediately started her career in the fashion industry after she graduated working as a pattern cutter. For over 18 years she worked for a wide range of companies from independent designers to high street suppliers. After having children, she successfully set up and ran her own children’s bed linen and accessories company called Eazy-Tiger. More recently Moyna has been teaching sewing in different schools around London and has been with us now for over 6 years! She is pleased to be combining her years of teaching experience with her extensive knowledge in clothing to teach others the art of sewing, pattern cutting and dressmaking.