Using Japanese Patterns for Beginners is a class specifically aimed at helping students understand how to use the wonderful range of Japanese sewing pattern books currently available. Students bring their own project (book, fabric, tracing paper, highlighter pen, pencils and sewing things) and Suzie will help you locate and trace your pattern pieces and then interpret the diagrams in the book for construction. Students are welcome to begin at home if they feel confident and use the class to focus on whatever part of the process they are most concerned about. Students can email Suzie before the class or ask Tessuti staff if they need help in selecting a project or suitable fabric.
Sewing With Knits Without an Overlocker for Beginners While an overlocker is an ideal tool for sewing knit fabrics, a home sewing machine can achieve great results with simple knits. This class is designed for those who may never have sewn with knits before and would like to start with simple projects such as T-shirts, jersey dresses, leggings or knit pants. Students need to bring their own pattern and fabric, or if the project is simple (such as a plain T-shirt) they may bring an existing garment to make a pattern from, along with pattern paper and drawing things. As there are a wide range of knit fabrics with very different properties (degree of stretch, drape, elastine content and so on) students should seek advice from Suzie or Tessuti staff prior to the class on fabric suitability, or purchase at Tessuti on the day.
Advanced class is an unstructured class in which you can receive advice and instruction to help you with any project. You will be able to tackle problems relating to garment details such as zips, collars, sleeves, bindings, casings, insertion of boning and anything else that presents difficulties in constructing the garments you want to make. Attending students should have some experience in sewing garments. Take advantage of the tailoring skills of your instructor who has teaching qualifications and 20 years experience in a made-to-measure workroom.
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