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Sewing @ the B.: Sewing Courses Throughout 2018

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Sewing @ the B.: Sewing Courses Throughout 2018

Sewing @ the B - Courses for all levels

There are Sewing @ the B workshops in 2018 on all the dates below .

All classes cost £25 and all materials are supplied, apart from the one dedicated to making a garment.

The Sewing @ the B team are happy to give advice to anyone considering a class and can be contacted via  ask@bailiffgatemuseum.co.uk . Please title your email  "Sewing @ the B".

In the first half of the year classes are held on a Monday due to our major Toys exhibition. However, the team can also  offer bespoke classes for individuals and small groups at mutually convenient times, The team are very flexible and are experienced at responding to individual needs and interests . Please email via the address above if you wish to discuss anything about the course or your existing skills.

You are strongly recommended to book now, as places are limited. Please pay just a £10 non-returnable deposit now on the courses you require in 2018. (Your 10% discount will be deducted later for multiple bookings).

 NB A sewing machine is essential. The Museum can supply machines for a small deposit.

 

Our programme for 2018 is- 

Mon 30th April Learn to love your machine- the ideal class for beginners or experienced sewers wishing to refresh their skills. Each person will make an item of their choice.

Mon 2nd July Improving your Skills-- the class for those who have acquired some skills and wish to work on making a more demanding item to love and use, and feel very proud of.

Sat October 27th- Working with patterns: making an item using a pattern. Aimed at those who are confident using their sewing machine and wish to work on more demanding projects. Learn about the intricacies of using a pattern to make clothes that really fit you. 

Sat November 10th- Christmas is Coming- make gifts, costumes and decorations to impress your family and friends. 

We promise that you will have lots of fun, work hard, and learn lots. Our team of tutors love to share their skills and EVERYTHING IS TAILORED TO THE INDIVIDUAL.

 

All classes cost £25.  There is a 10% reduction for multiple course bookings. Just a £10 non returnable deposit is required now for each course you wish to book. All materials are provided, except for pattern class. Classes run 10am to 4pm. We can run classes at other times for individuals and groups of friends. 

 

Sewing @ the B- Monday 30th April 2018 10am – 4pm

Using your Sewing Machine, for the first time, or after a long absence and Making a Cushion

We believe you will find this one day course really useful. Hopefully you will walk away, not only with bags of confidence about using your machine, but also a real cushion! To love, use and beautify your home. It will also mean you never need to buy one again! Think of the money you will save once you learn to get the best out of your machine.

We will provide basic materials including a cushion pad. We will supply simple fabric to make a cover but you may prefer to bring some that matches your home decor. A metre will be plenty. Remember matching thread too. Cotton, wool, corduroy, heavy silk - most firm, natural fabrics work.

We hope you have your own machine although we may be able to provide one or two. If you have your own machine, please bring the instructions book and test it before you come to ensure it is in working order, even if you don’t yet know how to use it.

1. Introduction to your machine( getting the machine ready to use)

a. Threading up

b. Bobbin

c. Basic stitching

d. Seams and pressing

2. Introduction to using a pattern and cutting out

a. Fabric- types/handling

b. Pattern speak

c. Cutting out

d. Marking up

3. Making an item- a cushion

a. Hand stitches, tacking pieces together

b. Sewing seams-

c. Embellishments-top stitching, appliqué, making your own buttons etc

d. Pressing and finishing 

4. What have I learnt? What next?

We provide-

Iron, pressing cloths, spare pins, hand sewing needles, some scissors, pattern.

Scraps of fabric for practise on sewing machine

A cushion pad

Cotton material for your cushion 

You provide-

If you want to supply your own fabric- A metre of medium to heavy weight fabric (cotton/wool). Curtain/upholstery fabric is ideal. Look out for odds and ends in curtain shops. Don’t spend too much! (optional)

Good quality scissors, matching thread, pins, handsewing needles

Quick unpick tool- essential! We all make mistakes.

Spare bobbins and needles for your machine, instruction manual- just in case!

Sewing machine and its instruction book, please! And-

Please come early and remember parking is limited to 4 hours. You will need to move your car at lunchtime

We have a lift so come in the left hand side door. Saves struggling up steps with machines.

 Jane Mann- Hilary Waugh- Jill Mallen

Your tutors are all very keen to ensure that everyone can get something out of the day and will adapt the sessions to suit individuals.

Sewing @ the B Monday 2nd July 10am to 4pm

Next Steps.................

We want to help people with some basic sewing and machining skills to move on to working on a more demanding project, for example, a bag, an apron, attractive and useful gifts.

A range of sewing skills will be included in all the projects chosen.

For example-

fitting a zip,

hemming,

attaching pockets,

applying interfacing,

buttonholes,

We will give the class of a choice of projects to work from.

We provide-

Irons, pressing cloths, spare pins, hand sewing needles, some scissors, practice patterns.

Fabric for practise and for your chosen project

If you have a specific fabric you wish to use please purchase prior to the day. If you wish to discuss your ideas, please let us know.

You provide-

Good quality scissors, spools of thread for your machine, pins, hand-sewing needles

Quick unpick tool- essential! We all make mistakes.

Spare bobbins and needles for your machine, instruction manual- just in case!

Sewing machine and its instruction book, please! If you do not have a machine please let us know in advance. We will have some spare machines but numbers will be limited.

Jill, Hilary and Jane- Your tutors

Your tutors are all experienced teachers who have been making their own clothes since they were teenagers. Jane also teaches knitting at Treaclehandknits in Morpeth.

They are very keen to share their skills and ensure that everyone can get something out of the day and will adapt the sessions to suit individuals.

Sewing @ the B Saturday 27th October 2018 10am to 4pm

Making a garment.....using a pattern…..sew easy.

We want to help people with some basic sewing and machining skills to move on to working with a pattern and making a garment which could include-

collars/cuffs,

fitting a zip,

fitting in sleeves,

hemming,

attaching pockets,

applying interfacing,

buttonholes,

fitting a waistband.

We will give the class of a choice of projects to work from.

We would also like you to buy a pattern in advance of the class. We will then advise you how to choose the right fabric, cut out the pattern and prepare it for sewing.

Our advice about choosing a pattern, keep it simple. Basic skirt/dress /trousers/top.

We can give you advice about this in advance of the class if you wish. Once you have booked your place we will be available to answer your questions before we meet to ensure you can make the most out of the day.

We will focus on ensuring that you can complete the project with confidence at home. The world of sewing is at your feet. Literally -with an electric machine.

We provide-

Iron, pressing cloths, spare pins, hand sewing needles, some scissors, practice patterns.

Scraps of fabric for practise on sewing machine

You provide-

A pattern for your own project to complete after the class.

Good quality scissors, spools of thread for your machine, pins, hand-sewing needles

Quick unpick tool- essential! We all make mistakes.

Spare bobbins and needles for your machine, instruction manual- just in case!

Sewing machine and its instruction book, please! If you do not have a machine please let us know in advance. We will have some spare machines but numbers will be limited.

Hilary, Jill and Jane- Your tutors

All your tutors are experienced teachers who have been making their own clothes since they were teenagers. Jane also teaches knitting at Treaclehandknits in Morpeth.

They are all very keen to ensure that everyone can get something out of the day and will adapt the sessions to suit individuals. They also promise lots of fun.

 

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