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Young Stitchers – Intro to Dressmaking
This course is aimed at those with an interest in sewing and dressmaking aged 11 – 16. Throughout the 6 week course we’ll take students through the key elements of learning to sew and hopefully fire up their passion for fashion and textiles!
As well as helping with their creativity, learning to sew helps develop coordination and concentration skills, encourages expression through fashion and fabric and complements in-school activities such as textiles classes or Duke of Edinburgh skills activities.
Each course is 6 weeks long and will cover getting comfortable with the sewing machine, understanding how to follow a sewing pattern and sewing a pair of PJ trousers and then they’ll get to create a basic gathered skirt pattern to fit their measurements and sew it up.
Our sewing classes are relaxed and friendly, taking place at our beautiful studio at Holme Grange Craft Village in Wokingham, Berkshire. Students get to use our brand new digital Janome sewing machines and class sizes are capped at six to ensure everyone gets the time and attention they need.
Please note we are a Covid-19 Secure Further Education venue and have implemented all government guidelines. Please see our FAQ’s page for further information.
The class includes expert instruction, use of the machines, tools, threads, elastic, interfacing etc and you’ll keep a copy of the PJ and skirt pattern so you can make them again outside the class.
YOU NEED TO BRING
Students will need 2.5m of light to medium cotton fabric for their pyjama bottoms. We recommend cotton poplin, cotton lawn and brushed cottons.
Students will also need 2.5m light to medium fabric for their skirt. Cottons, denims, chambray and needlecord would all be suitable. If you need any help with choosing fabric, please Contact Us.
Everything else, including elastic, interfacing, zips and thread are all provided and students will keep both patterns they have used so they can make them again outside of the class.
This course is aimed at those with an interest in sewing and dressmaking aged 11 – 16. Throughout the 6 week course we’ll take student through the key elements of learning to sew and hopefully fire up their passion for fashion and textiles.
Our classes are non-refundable so please make sure you’ve checked your diary carefully and read our Class FAQs before booking. These also cover lots of other questions so please do read them!
Please note you’ll receive a confirmation email upon booking and you’ll also receive a reminder email the week before your class. If you don’t receive these, please check your junk/spam folder.