New Sewing and Dressmaking classes for both adults and kids including Maria Martin Pattern Drafter
The new class list for June to December is now available and we have many educational and interesting sewing and dressmaking classes available. Jo loves to share her wealth of knowledge in sewing and dressmaking no matter your age. We have classes for the beginner sewer, that will allow you to start your journey to creating your own garments. The Beginners classes are held on Monday nights between 6-9pm and Wednesday morning between 9.15 – 12.15pm. These classes run over a five week period where you will learn to cut and sew your own pair of pyjamas. The next block of five classes start the week commencing 23rd July.
If you would love to learn how to draft your own patterns and become your own designer, then the Maria Martin Pattern Drafter courses are for you. This brilliant system allows you to draft a pattern that will fit your body shape and size perfectly, so that your garments will be the envy of all our friends. We are holding two classes teaching you how to use this remarkable system, the first being the Basic Block (Toile) class on Saturday 9th August between 9.15am – 3.45pm. In this class you will measure, draft and make your Toile from Calico. Cost of the class is $110 plus the cost of the Maria Martin Pattern Drafter.
The other class is Perfect Pants which will be run over four classes where you will draft a pattern using your measurements, make your Calico Toile, cut out your pants and then sew them to create a perfectly fitting pair of trousers. This class starts on Thursday 18th July between 12.45pm and 3.45pm and the cost of the four lessons will be $150 plus the cost of the Maria Martin Pattern Drafter.
We have not forgotten the little people who love to be creative in the school holidays. We have classes for the 8-12 year olds during both the June-July and September-October holidays. The July holidays will be held over two days on Tuesday 1st July from 1pm – 4pm and Friday 4th July between 9.15am – 12.15pm. Cost is $55 and you will need to be able to attend both days to enrol. The second class will be held on Tuesday 30th September and will be an all day class from 9.15am – 3.45pm. Jo has yet to decide the projects that you will be working on but I am sure they will be loads of fun.
If you enjoy coming to the school holiday classes and would like to come along more regularly, we have introduced a new class on a Saturday afternoon, once a month, for kids aged 8-12years. This class will teach both hand and machine sewing as a life skill in a fun and enjoyable environment. These classes will cost $27.50 each.
For the older kids, the Teenage class will not be held in the June-July holidays but we will have a class on Friday 3rd October between 9.15am – 3.45pm. If you are aged between 13years and 17 years and enjoy creating something that you can show your friends and family, we would love to see you.