Enrol in one of our Speciality Sewing Education Classes
We pride ourselves here at Sewco in offering a wide range of Speciality classes to compliment your sewing experience. We recently had the Kids can Sew class with the 8-12 years in the store, and this week saw the Teenagers visiting(Make sure you see the photos of their creations below). In the next couple of months there are a number of exciting and interesting classes on the calender, so be quick to enrol so you do not miss out on a place in one if not all of them.
Bag Projects with Jo in February will see you making the fantastic Boulevarde Bag – this bag certainly could have a wide range of uses. The class in February is being held on Saturday 8th between 9.15am – 3.15pm. The cost of the class will be $27.50 plus materials which you will require to purchase prior to coming to the class. As you will be able to choose your own fabric for this project, your bag is sure to be as individual as you are.
Zipper Workshop with Karen – At one time or another everyone of you sewers will probably have needed to insert a zipper into a garment. When faced with this necessary part of garment construction many sewers go weak at the knees and try to avoid it if at all possible. With careful preparation you’ll be able to do it with great results and a real sense of achievement.
In this class we will be treating it as a technique to be learned so you will be making samples rather than a project. Karen will teach you how to sew in a standard lapped zipper, as well as how to insert the popular invisible zip that “disappears” into the garment seam. We will also be inserting a ladies fly front zipper in a second workshop day if required – this is much easier than it looks.
There will be notes for each application so that you will be able to understand how to do them once you get back home. You will have the opportunity to take your time and learn these techniques to give you the confidence boost that you need so that you will come away knowing that it is something that you will be able to do again.
This is your opportunity to take the mystery and fear out of inserting a zip. All too often we hear statements like “ oh I absolutely hate replacing zips “ “better to just throw it out and buy a new one”. Come along to Karen’s class and learn how to do this quickly and easily. Karen will also teach you how to do a lapped zip, invisible zip, dress, skirt and pants. Learn the techniques that the professionals use.
We will be holding two Zipper classes – the Beginners class will be held on Tuesday 11th February between 6-9pm and the Advanced class will be held on Tuesday 25th February between 6-9pm. . You will need to purchase a concealed zipper foot. Please order foot at least 1 week before class if you do not have one. Cost of the either class will be $35.
Would you love to be able to sew stretch fabric like a professional? We are holding a Stretch Sewing with Jo class on Saturday 22nd March from 9.15am – 3.15pm. This class will step you through how to sew your stretch fabric. Jo is an experienced teacher and her expertise will certainly assist you as you learn the tricks and tips on how to sew stretch fabric successfully. Cost of this class will be $70, so contact us on 38494176 to enrol so you do not miss out on a place in this worthwhile class.
The Teenage sewing girls were in sewing their pretty skirts this week. These young ladies showed us all that you can start early when it comes to learning to sew your own wardrobe. Why not take inspiration from them and come and join into one of our Beginners classes and get inspired to create your own wardrobe? Here are the wonderful and colourful creations that came from the Teenage class.