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Master the technique of sewing in this one day course with Fashion Antidote, just off Brick Lane. No experience is required, and all materials are provided, so just turn up and let your inner seamstress out!
Queen’s College, Oxford, has a tradition of presenting scholars with a needle and thread, telling them to “Take these and be thrifty”. The ceremony is called a “Needle and Thread Gaudy” and takes place early in the new year.
During your workshop you will be taught how to sew by an expert who will start from the very beginning so, no matter what your experience level, you will finish the day as a pro!
Your guide will start by showing you around a sewing machine, including explaining what all the (very confusing) buttons and levers do. Once you’re feeling confident with where everything is, you’ll move on to setting up your machine so it’s ready for the task ahead. You’ll cover how to choose the correct needles and threads, how to wind the bobbin, the correct way to thread the machine and also how to adjust the tension. At this point, with your setup perfected, it’s time for you to get sewing! Starting with basic stitches, your instructor will make sure you have got the hang of it before you move on to making an open seam, a closed seam, and a simple dart.
Then, things will get really interesting as your instructor shows you, using your new skills, the techniques you will need in order to make some basic clothes. They will start with how to make and attach a facing, use fusing and how to insert a concealed zip before, once you are confident, moving on to the more advanced skills of making both a turned hem and an invisible hem, and machining a buttonhole.
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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