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Sewing Classes at the Schoolhouse

sewingmachineThere are still a few spots left for the Summer Tent Dress sewing classes.

What are you going to wear to the pool this Summer?

With great joy and pure happieness I can announce the next term of sewing classes.

Commencing Saturday October 15th, you are invited to learn and make your own super fantastic Summer Tent Dress!

Please see below information and to reserve your spot all you have to do is pay a 50% deposit (or in full) for your spot in advance. Spaces are very limited, so please email me prior to making payment.

Payment can be made via bank deposit:
Gemma Patford
BSB: 063123
ACC: 1039 0000

Shoot me an email once you have paid and be sure to write your name as a reference. If you decide to pay a deposit, the remainder of the money can be paid upon commencement.


Project: Summer Tent Dress with hidden pockets!

Time: 10.30am – 12.00pm commencing Saturday 15th October

Location: School House Studios, 97 Nicholson Street, Abbotsford

You do not have to own a sewing machine to participate, as machines will be provided.

Cost: $80 (for both classes)

Preparation: If you already own a machine, become familiar with it. At first, learn how your machine’s tension works. Try sewing a neat straight line, then try sewing a neat circle. Try and find the reverse function on your machine. Try threading your machine, and refilling your cotton spool. You will soon realise that most machines are similar.

What to bring:
·  3 by 1.5 Metres of light fabric. I would suggest 100% pure cotton with a fun print.
·  A pair of sharp fabric scissors.
·  A fabric pencil.
·  A box of pins.
·  Cotton which matches your fabric colour

Session 1:
·  Layout and cut out all fabric / pattern pieces
·  Learn how to lay out pattern pieces (with out wasting fabric)
·  Straight / bias grain awareness
·  Reading a pattern
·  Notches
Session 2:
·  Pin and sew outer edges, zig zag cut and press
·  General stitch machine skills
·  Reinforcing stitches
·  Stitch tension.
·  Reading a pattern cont:
·  Reading notches cont:
·  Pressing edges.
·  Neat finishing

Helpful places to visit: The fabric store on Brunswick street have some nice fabrics, or you could try Clegs on Elizabeth street in the city, Tessuti Fabrics on Flinders Lane, Spotlight on Sydney Road, or Lincraft on little Collins Street.

BRUNCH of muffins, pastries, fruit, freshly ground drip coffee orange juice will be provided!
If you would like to reserve a place, please let me know.