Sew Inn Sydney
From AU$75.00 per person, per class
"I want to learn to sew, but I want to do it my way."
IMPORTANT: Please note that due to limited spaces, all bookings are final and cancellations will result in forfeit of payment. Bookings are strictly NON transferable to other class dates. Please check dates before making your class bookings as there will be no exceptions.
The Sew Inn classes are three-four hour sewing workshops in the Tessuti Surry Hills shop.
The Beginners Class is designed as a set format with fabric pack.It is for the complete novice or the person who hasn't sewn since High School. It covers different basic techniques including how to thread and use a sewing machine, dealing with raw edges, construction of a seam, french seams, princess seams, understitching, gathering, blind hemming, invisible zips etc. After this class you are ready to join a Bring Your Own Project Class, here each person chooses their *own project and what help they want, or you can book into our 3 class Bring Your Own Project course, where you start with selecting a suitable pattern, make up a toile/muslin of the pattern, learn to select a suitable fabric and then sew up your project in your chosen fabric (this 3 class BYOP course is only suitable for our Beginner students)
Choose the Modification of a Commercial Pattern if you are able to sew your own garments but experience frustration with producing ill-fitting garments this workshop will enable you to adjust a bodice or dress pattern to fit exactly (no pants or jackets at this time). To prepare for the workshop you will need to cut out your pattern (perhaps it will be one that you have previously used and know that it needs some work). If in doubt, make sure the size you cut is too big rather than too small. Cut a calico (or scrap fabric) garment from this pattern. Do not cut pockets, or facings but you may cut one sleeve and bring the entire pattern to the workshop. Sew the calico together using a big stitch and even a contrasting thread so that seams can be unpicked quickly if necessary. Please be aware that the fitting of your calico will take place in the shop during business hours and ensure that you wear a close fitting t-shirt and leggings if your calico won’t cover as much as you would like. As well as your calico and pattern you will need pins, measuring tape, ruler (french curve rulers are great), a sharp pencil, eraser, paper scissors, fabric scissors, magic or sticky tape, needle and thread. If you have a grading ruler, tracing wheel or coloured texta pens these can also be helpful.
The Sewing with Knits class is not suitable for beginners or anyone new to sewing. This class is for intermediate/advanced sewers only, who want to know more about sewing and cutting projects in jerseys and knits. Here you can bring along your *desired project whilst learning how to check fitting, how best to lay out and cut jerseys, best finishes on knits such as twin needle hems and attaching stretch bindings etc plus learn how to sew with an overlocker. Before class please check with your teacher Megan, to find out if your jersey is suitable for your project and ensure that you have pre-washed (check cleaning instructions first) your jersey before cutting your fabric out in class.
Japanese Patternbook Workshop - This class is specifically aimed at helping students understand how to use the wonderful range of Japanese sewing pattern books currently available.Topics such as interpreting instruction sketches and pattern adjustments will be addressed. Students bring their own project (book, fabric, tracing paper, highlighter pen, pencils and sewing things) and teacher Megan will help you locate and trace your pattern pieces and then interpret the diagrams in the book for construction. Students are welcome to begin at home (tracing off pattern onto paper) if they feel confident and use the class to focus on whatever part of the process they are most concerned about. Students can email Megan before the class, if needing help to decide if a project or fabric is suitable.
- *Bring Your Own Project - 4 Hours
- Beginners Sewing Class - 3 Hours
- 3 Class Bring Your Own Project Course (for Beginners only) - 4 Hours x 3 weeks (one day a week)
- Modification Of A Commercial Pattern Class (with patternmaker Megan) - 4 Hours
- *Sewing with Knits (with Megan) - 4 Hours
- NEW Japanese Pattern Book Workshop (with Megan) - 4 Hours
- Sewing Machine (Tessuti have sewing machines, there is no need to bring your own)
- Scissors for cutting fabric and paper
- Measuring tape
- Needles and Thread
- French Curve or Grading Ruler (for Modification Of A Commercial Pattern Class)
- Pens/Pencil/Tailors Chalk
Please include your email and phone number during the checkout process, in case we need to contact you. Payment must be made online only.
*Note: If you are coming along to our 'Bringing Your Own Project' please or 'Sewing With Knits' please email Megan on email@example.com , so that your teacher can make sure that what you intend to make is appropriate for a class environment and your sewing ability
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