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No experience is needed for this beginners sewing class, just off Brick Lane. Whether you’re keen to start sewing for the first time, or your sewing machine has grown some dust recently, Fashion Antidote has the perfect class for you!
In China, there is a tradition known as the fête of the Milky Way. The Milky Way represents the impassable heavenly river, on either side of which is the cowboy star and the pining maid, who meet once a year on 20th August. Chinese girls watch and listen during the night to hear what the stars might say. In the morning, they drop a needle into a bowl of water and if it stays on the surface, they can tell their fortune from the way the shadow is reflected.
Over the space of two days, your expert guide will teach you all the tips and tricks you will need so that when you leave you’ll be sewing like a seasoned pro. They will also be on hand to answer any questions you might have and to make sure you’ve got each skill nailed down before moving on.
To begin with, your instructor will show you around your sewing machine before discussing the best way to set it up, including how to choose the correct needles and threads, how to wind the bobbin, the correct way to thread the machine and how to adjust the tension. You will then learn the basic stitches, seams and how to finish off rough edges before moving on to some trickier techniques such as facings, darts and incorporating zips into your designs.
Eventually, once these all feel like a doddle, the class will wrap up with some of the more advanced skills, which you will need in order to make clothes, such as gathers, frills, hems and machined buttonholes.
We will provide you with everything you need for the class, all you need to do is arrive and enjoy! You will provided with a sewing machine for the day, however if you would like to bring your own, that is also absolutely fine!
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Fashion Antidote is a small independently owned fashion school and studio based in East London just off Brick Lane.
Fashion Antidote brings a fresh alternative to Fashion education. Its emphasis is on teaching top fashion and fashion related subjects, specialising in technical and creative skills as well courses and workshops on fashion business and how to set up your own company. Unlike many other schools, its classes are small and informal and offer lots of 1-to-1 support to help build up your confidence. All levels are catered for whether you are an absolute beginner or a fashion professional - they have courses for you.
Running on week days, evenings and weekends, courses are both affordable and flexible. Quality tuition comes from highly experienced tutors from academic or fashion industry backgrounds who work with leading fashion names, have their own labels and teach at much bigger well known colleges and universities in and around London.
Just off Brick Lane with its vibrant mix of restaurants, galleries, vintage stores, fabric shops and minutes away from Spitalfield’s market.
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