Beyond Basics Sewing Courses Term One 2020: 8 weeks (20hrs) from Wed 5th Feb OR 7 weeks (21hrs) from Sat 1st Feb
A ‘next step’ Beyond Basics Sewing Courses for students who can confidently use a sewing machine to make simple items. Gain the know-how to begin sewing your own wardrobe!
Gain confidence using commercial sewing patterns and develop sewing techniques specific to making garments.
Suitable for students who have completed one of our Beginners courses (or equivalent), out of practice sewists who want to brush up their skills, or self taught sewers who wish learn more formally. Men are encouraged to attend (suitable projects will be offered for you)!
WEDNESDAY EVENING STRUCTURED PROJECTS:
Over three projects (A skirt and two of the following: short-sleeve woven top/shift dress, simple pants/shorts, sweat or t-shirt) you will learn to:
– Use sewing patterns inc. how to take measurements, choose you size and fabric, layout and cut, follow making instructions
– Insert a zipper in back or side seam.
– Apply interfacing and attach a facing or waistband.
– Attach neck bindings, facings and bands (bias and stretch)
– Set sleeves into a simple top or shirt
– Sew stretch fabric with and without an overlocker
Please note: The class content may vary over the duration of the course depending on the preferences of the student group.
SATURDAY AFTERNOON: CHOOSE YOUR OWN PROJECT
Choose your own sewing patterns, suited to your skill level, to make up under our expert guidance over the 7 week course. You will learn dressmaking techniques and pattern reading skills specific to the projects you choose that can be applied widely to garments you will sew independently in the future. We suggest you start with one of the garment types listed above for the Wednesday class, then discuss your ideas for subsequent projects with your teacher
Where: The Gaye Abandon School of Sewing and Upcycling, Level 1, 9/131 Hyde St, Footscray.
When: Wednesday evenings 6.30 – 9pm from 5th February (20 hours over 8 weeks)
February 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
Saturday afternoons 2pm – 5pm from February 1st (21 hours of tuition over seven weeks).
February 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th March 14th, 21st, 28th.
NB. NO CLASS ON 7TH MARCH DUE TO LABOUR DAY WEEKEND
We will provide: Sewing machines if required and all other equipment. A lovely bright, spacious studio to sew in. Beverages, snacks, handout notes, friendly people and lots of very practical techniques!
Bring along: Your own sewing machine and kit if you prefer. You will be required to purchase fabric and a pattern for most of the projects, along with matching threads and other notions required to finish your garments.
Getting here: We are located in the Hyde Business Park, 131 Hyde St, Footscray, close to Yarraville Gardens.
Public Transport: We are 6 minutes walk (550 metres) from Seddon Station or 10 mins walk from Footscray Station straight up Hyde St.The 409 bus runs up Hyde St between Yarraville and Highpoint Shopping Centre (via Footscray) There are stops very close to us. There is street parking in Hyde St and customer parking behind the complex in Cowper St. See our Contact Page for a map.
Policies and Payment Options: Due to our small class numbers we have strict Refund and Cancellation Policies Be sure to familiarise yourself with them before booking to avoid disappointment. By booking this course you are agreeing to these policies.
You can choose to make payment via Paypal using a credit card, or by Direct Deposit. You will find our bank details in your booking confirmation email. If you don’t receive an email upon booking please check your Junk folder.
NB. If you are booking more than 6 weeks in advance, payment can be made in two instalments via direct deposit with the balance due two weeks before the commencement of classes. If you would like to take this option, please choose Direct Deposit at checkout and make payment of half the course fee ($245) when you book (enter order number and DEP in the description field)
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like more information.