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Sewing Classes - Beginner to Intermediate


Sat 19 Oct 2013, 9:00am–11:45am

Where: Sew Inspired Sewing School, 21 Clensmore Place, Torbay, Auckland

Restrictions: R15

Listed by: Sew Inspired

Comprehensive Beginner Sewing Series
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Upcoming Starting Dates - 19 October, 9 November, 30 November
All levels are taught at the same time, just choose a convenient date and your current sewing level. With a maximum number of 6 per class this ensures individual attention over the three week series.

101 beginners sewing
These classes give you an extensive beginner foundation, designed to cover the basics of the: sewing machine, cutting layouts, pressing, fabrics, and supplies/tools.

You will easily gain confidence, speed and skills while sewing your projects, which include many techniques that are transferable to commercial pattern and garment sewing. Such as: hems, straps, elastic casings, zips, buttonholes, patch pocket, and facings.

Discover many tips to make techniques easier and give your projects a professional finish. Over the three weeks, you will make 2 to 3 items and receive free patterns and instructions to keep you stitching at home. Prerequisite No experience necessary.

After completing the Comprehensive 101 beginners series you can choose to do the commercial patterns classes

Commercial Patterns - Level one to three (Intermediate Sewing)
Commercial Pattern Level One
Building upon 101, in these classes, you will learn all the commercial pattern basics including; taking body measurements, understanding the pattern envelope, preparing the fabric, laying out the pattern pieces, adjusting the pattern sizes to fit, understanding pattern layout diagrams, sewing terms, symbols, sizing, simple adaptations and a variety of more advanced sewing techniques and professional tips.
You will purchase a commercial pattern from a pre-selected list and complete your project during the series. Included in the list are a range of beginner skirts, tops, pants, also patterns for toddlers. Prerequisite must have completed 101 level or have similar experience.

Commercial Patterns Levels Two & Three
You will gain further confidence while applying a variety of more advanced techniques, more professional tricks and fine-tuning your abilities. Some sewing at home may be required to complete your project.

These levels build upon on the skills and experience from previous classes and take you to intermediate sewing. You will now choose from a more diverse pattern selection with more challenging techniques, toddler patterns also included in the list.
Prerequisite must have completed previous levels or have similar experience.

Enrolments open to adults and teens 14yrs+ (12yrs+ if enrolling with an adult).

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