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Sewing for Complete Beginners With Kym - Saturday 21st September

Sewing for Complete Beginners With Kym - Saturday 21st September

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This workshop will cover:

  • How to thread up your machine without getting in a pickle.
  • Sewing a straight stitch and a zig-zag stitch and what those stitch length and width numbers mean.
  • Learning how to sew a seam and a hem - these are the fundamentals in sewing and once mastered you can conquer all!
  • Finishing techniques - so the back looks pretty too!
  • Tips and tricks for accurate cutting using a rotary cutter.
  • Following a simple sewing pattern.
  • Sewing machine maintenance and troubleshooting tips.

You will make an envelope back cushion cover using your new skills and leave full of inspiration to make a start on your next project!

What is included:

  • A copy of Kym's Envelope Cushion Sewing Pattern
  • Practice sheets and materials.
  • Kym’s expert guidance and company for the day.

SKILL LEVEL: Perfect for complete beginners and those who would like a refresher.

What you will need:

  • 1/2 - 1 metre of fabric to make your cushion cover.
  • Matching polyester thread.
  • OPTIONAL : Your own sewing machine (see below for details on workshop machines).

All other materials, including a copy of the MAKE! The Lakes Envelope Cushion pattern, and use of tools will be provided. Your finished cushion cover will fit a cushion pad 30cm x 40cm.

Depending on how quickly you sew, there may be a little finishing off to do at home. You will leave with all the knowledge you need to continue if this is the case.

Course Start: 10.00am

Course Finish 4.00pm

Workshop Location: 

Jenny Stitches, 78-80 Dalton Road, Barrow-In-Furness, LA14 1JH.

Class Sewing Machines and Tools

Here at Jenny Stitches we want sewing to be as accessible for as many people as possible! We have a number of in house Janome sewing machines available for use at no additional charge. We also provide basic tool kits. If however, you prefer to use your own machine and tools, please feel free to bring them along with you on the day.

Participant discounts

All class attendees will be entitled to a 15% discount on all fabrics required for the class if purchasing from Jenny Stitches.

Meet your tutor

Winner of the C4 Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas Best Stocking Competition, all round sewing aficionado and full time live in curator in an actual castle(!) Kym loves sewing and crafts and always has lots of creative projects on the go all at the same time. She is passionate about sharing sewing and craft projects and this is how ‘MAKE! The Lakes’ came about.You can find out more about Kym on her website

Important bits & pieces

Please read the workshop terms and conditions carefully before making your booking.

Tea, coffee and good biscuits come as standard on all our workshops.

Lunch is not provided. We encourage you to try one of our lovely town centre food retailers, or you're welcome to being a packed lunch.

Please note that a minimum number of 4 students are required for a class to go ahead.

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