Beginners and Improvers Sewing

Hosted by Alton Library, Alton


Saturday 8 January 2022


From 10am until 2:30pm


Free course


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Learn how to setup your sewing machine and the stitch functions, basic sewing techniques and seam types, zip insertions, faced edges, and making hems and buttonholes

Course take place on 2 consecutive Saturdays, Saturday 8 and 15 January from 10am-2.30pm each Saturday

Aims of The Course:

To introduce the student to setting up their sewing machine and the stitch functions. basic sewing techniques, and seam types, zip insertions, faced edges, and making hems and buttonholes

Learning Goals:

  • Sew a variety of seam types and shapes.
  • Create and apply bindings.
  • Make several different zip insertions including invisible.
  • Apply a neck or armhole facing.
  • Make a hand stitched hem.
  • Use your machine to make a buttonhole

About the Course:

Who is this course for: Beginners, but also those with some sewing experience.

Previous knowledge/experience required: None needed. (You will be supplied with pre-cut fabric for the exercises)

For the first session you will need to buy/bring:

Sewing machine in working order, with foot controller, presser feet, bobbins, small screwdriver. Thread (any colour) spare machine needles, pins, small fabric scissors, tape measure, tailors chalk, notebook and pens / pencil. Any colour of the following. 50cm of ½” bias binding, an exposed metal teeth zip 5” long, a normal 5” plastic teeth zip, an invisible zip 6” long (if longer we can shorten)

How will I learn:  Follow a demonstration and handouts to make example samples of techniques.

How will I be assessed: Self-assessment on completion of sewing techniques Progression routes: make a cushion with a motif and zip

This course is aimed at Hampshire residents aged 19+ Attendance is expected at each session to ensure that you get the most out of your learning experience and to minimise disruption for other learners. Please advise the venue/tutor of any absence you may have

Covid-19 Information and Guidance

Face Covering Required.  Social distancing advised.  Hand Sanitiser provided.