What you will do
15 minute workshop
Nice shorts! Thanks, I made them. In this workshop we will focus on the ins and out of the sewing machine technique. We will then put these skills to the test by making:
A drawstring laundry or tote bag A great pair of shorts
Learn how to set up, thread and use a sewing machine from scratch then put your newly found talents to use to make a lovely lined laundry bag or shopping tote all before lunch.
In the afternoon, we'll further your newly found sewing skills and dabble in dressmaking by whipping up a great pair of lounge shorts; perfect to potter, sleep or picnic in at our beginners dressmaking sewing bootcamp.
What you'll learn:
Learning to use the sewing machine Sewing seams Sewing in a straight line Sewing curves, corners and pivoting Understanding different fabrics Using a pattern Understanding pattern markings How to layout fabric efficiently Adapting the pattern for longer trousers Dealing with elastic Adding ribbon detailing
We'll also supply some written information to take home, along with your patterns and your wonderful new creations!
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
About your host, Saturday Sewing Session
Arianna Cadwallader, workshop seamstress from Channel 4's 'This Old Thing: Vintage Clothes Show' and author of 'Sewing your perfect capsule wardrobe' is the creator of Saturday Sewing Session. Arianna has been sewing since she was small and has a degree in historical costume construction and a history of working in film and fashion before starting the school which works alongside her profession as a seamstress and milliner.
The school started on a Saturday, above a pub, but quickly grew into a larger space and opened up sessions on the weekends and weeknights. Saturday Sewing Session offers beginners and intermediate sewing classes in alterations, dressmaking, pattern cutting and a range of other inspiring classes.
All teachers at SSS are trained experts in their field who share the same passion with sewing, design, pattern cutting, tailoring and construction.
All sessions are taught in a working studio with a maximum of 6 clients at any one time so lots of individual attention.
We provide most material but you will need to bring your own fabric for the lounge shorts which work well in a light or medium weight cotton. Avoid chunky wool, slippery fabrics or jersey. Please bring:1.5m in a light or medium weight cotton1 x spool of thread in matching colourPlease bring a bite to eat for lunch. Tea and cake is on hand!
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.