This course is the perfect introduction to dressmaking, garment sewing and a great project for beginner level sewers. Over 3 classes you will make yourself a simple skirt. You will cover how to read dress patterns, do basic pattern alterations to fit your measurements, cut and prepare fabric for sewing, then sew a skirt with waistband or facing with a zipper to fit you!
You will practice sewing 2 different types of zippers: a concealed or invisible zipper and a regular, lapped zipper. You will then apply your newly acquired skills to cut, fit and sew a skirt for yourself. Select from a couple of skirt styles that will be provided, then bring along your own beautiful fabric to create a simple skirt.
Please note, you need to have recent sewing experience to attend this workshop. You should be of at least beginner level, and able to set up and operate a sewing machine independently. If you would like to learn how to sew to attend this workshop or you need a refresher you can attend our Introduction to Sewing Course.
About Angie White
Angie creates an environment where participants can share ideas, be inspired and let their imaginations run wild. Angie has over ten years of teaching experience and is dedicated to empowering her students, leaving them with the skills and confidence to design their ‘look’, and create whatever they imagine.
Duration: 3 x 3 hour Classes November Course - Saturday 18th, 25th November & 2nd December - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
- Learn how to read dress patterns and do basic pattern alterations to fit your measurements.
- Learn how to cut and prepare fabric for sewing, then sew a skirt with waistband or facing with a zipper to fit you!
- Learn how to sew 2 different types of zippers.
- Skirt pattern and use of sewing machines and overlockers. You must provide your own skirt fabric and matching accessories.
- Your own, sewn skirt by the end of class!
- A small-sized class with a maximum of 4 students.
- Fabric, interfacing and zipper for your skirt.
- Your own sewing machine if you wish, or you can use our workshop machines.
16+ and above
Vendor since 2015
Sew Make Create is a workshop and retail space in Sydneys creative suburb of Chippendale. We hold casual, creative classes and social events for children and adults. Customers are also welcome to use the space to work on their own personal projects or hire a sewing machine on an hourly basis. The workshop welcomes everyone to gather and work amongst others over a cup of tea and have a creative experience.
Sew Make Create aims to encourage learning and creativity through providing the right environment, assistance and facilities.
Sew Make Create is the vision of fashion and accessory designer, Melissa Tan-Lu. She combines her love of eco-friendly design, handcrafting techniques and industry experience to create a collaborative space where designers, artists, entrepreneurs and the community can meet.
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You can cancel a booking, postpone or swap classes up to 7 days prior to the class date to receive a full refund. If you wish to cancel your booking less than 7 days prior to the start of class we cannot guarantee a full refund unless another booking fills your spot. You are welcome to offer your spot to a friend to avoid losing your paid class fee. If you cancel, postpone or swap classes less than 7 days prior to the start of class a small re-booking, administration fee may apply to avoid losing your full paid class fee, so you aren’t left out of pocket.
Sorry, there will be no refunds for cancellations or “Change of Mind” after a class has been attended and the course has commenced. For cancellations and changes due to exceptional circumstances such as family issues or emergencies, each case will be looked at individually.