Beginners Patchwork and Sewing Course

Have you ever wanted to sew but lack the basic skills or confidence?

 

Why not join our basic beginners sewing and patchwork lessons designed with you in mind. You will be taught in a small group so as to provide individual attention from the tutors in a sociable friendly atmosphere in our dedicated studios. 

 

We have the space to comply with Covid 19 regulations and all users must adhere to these guidelines.

 

You will learn about all the features on your sewing machine, basic sewing and cutting for soft furnishings, dressmaking and patchwork and lots more. A sample programme is below. 

 

We can provide patchwork equipment but a sewing machine is desirable. Coffee is provided. 

 

Follow on courses are also available for patchwork or sewing.  At the end of the course, if you become a guild member you will have access to handicrafts, felting, sewing bee and patchwork groups and other guild activities.

 

Course Fee is £80 and £60 if a member of Wiltshire Guild of Spinners Weavers and Dyers. 

 

So come along, be part of a lovely small group, learn to sew, chat and make friends. 

 

For further information and discussion contact: 

 

 Valerie Laverick   valerielaverick@hotmail.co

 Beryl Francis       berylbadgers@icloud.com

                                           01380 870524

 

 

Sample Programme 

 

Basic Beginners Course

 

Week 1.     Know your sewing machine, learn to use all the features.

 

Week 2      How to cut, pin and stitch different materials including using                    

                  rotary cutters and rulers. 

 

Week 3     Button Holes and zips

 

Week 4.    Be confident in using colour

 

Follow on course may include: 

   Measuring and adjusting your pattern

   Making your first patchwork square

   Making your first garment, darts, hems  etc

   Making your first patchwork cushion

 

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