Dressmaking for Beginners – Apron

Dressmaking for Beginners - Apron
15 Jul 10:00 am BST £0.00


Join Julie the Stitch at her studio and meet the sewing machine

Learn the basic skills required to use your sewing machine for dressmaking by making a smart adjustable apron. All materials provided. You can bring your own machine or use one of ours.

This day is adults (18+) only, but look out for repeat sessions in the future when adult-plus-child double tickets will be available

More information……


Type    Dressmaking


Skill Level        Beginner


Length             6 hours


Price £80


Materials provided      Pattern, fabric, buckle, tape, pressing guide, thread, printed instructions. Equipment to use during class – sewing machine, pins, chalk, scissors, iron & board


Student to provide      No additional items required, but students may bring their own sewing machine if they wish and extra haberdashery supplies can be purchased to keep


Design             Kitchen apron with adjustable strap and split pocket in a washable fabric. The pattern is sized for adults but the adjustable strap enables it to be worn by a child, and has been designed by Julie herself so that you can practice the most common sewing techniques found on commercial dressmaking patterns. Fabric is woven cotton or polycotton provided from a choice on the day.


What you’ll learn        

  • Basic fabric types/construction and how to choose a fabric for your project.
  • Preparing the fabric and pattern
  • How to correctly place the pattern on the fabric and cut accurately.
  • Tips for pressing accurate hems and seams.
  • Operating sewing machine safely
  • Threading your sewing machine
  • Straight stitch, zigzag stitch, adjusting stitch width and length.
  • Foot control, guiding fabric and reverse
  • Stitching Seams and hems
  • Facing
  • Topstitching




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