Introduction to Machine Sewing Part 1 - Make an Apron

More Views

Introduction to Machine Sewing Part 1 - Make an Apron

Saturday 31 August 2019

Session: 1

Price:
£62.00

Time: 10.00am - 2.00pm

Level: Complete Beginner




Maximum Class Size: 6


If you have never used a sewing machine before or you’re feeling a bit rusty, this is the class for you! We will familiarise you with the machine itself and teach you all the basic skills of machine sewing. Then you will use your new found skills to make this versatile Apron in a fabric of your choice... washed linen or indigo denim always look great!


Level: Absolute Beginners (minimum age 11)


In this class you will cover the following techniques:


  • Thread up your 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

  • The art of pressing

  • All materials, tools and refreshments are provided. 


    (If you would like to learn to sew on your own machine, 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 before going straight into the fashion industry and working as a pattern cutter. For over 18 years she worked for a wide range of companies from designers to high street suppliers and, after having children, she also successfully set up and ran her own children’s bed linen and accessories company called Eazy-Tiger. More recently she has been teaching in primary and secondary schools and is pleased to be combining her experience in schools with her years of experience in fashion to teach others the art of sewing, pattern cutting and making their own clothes.

    Luisa Tobitt began to develop her interest in stitch and textiles whilst studying for a BA in Sculpture at Brighton University. Much of her work involved taking garments apart, reworking them and stitching onto them. On completion of her degree, Luisa returned to London and studied a Diploma in Theatrical Costume at Kensington & Chelsea College. She spent the next two years studying design, pattern cutting, construction and decoration for 18th Century dress and the Victorian era. Gaining a Diploma in Handcraft Tailoring at London College of Fashion closely followed this and three years later Luisa also gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Pattern Cutting & Garment Technology, also at London College of Fashion. With a strong love for vintage fashion, Luisa enjoys using vintage patterns, reworking vintage garments and studying traditional sewing techniques.