Learn how to Sew at Birmingham School of Sewing : Day time sewing class

Do you want to learn how to sew?   Can you sew but haven’t used a sewing machine for a long time.   Then this is the perfect workshop for you.This workshop is suitable for absolute beginners or for people who have not used a sewing machine for a long time.  It is an introductory workshop into using a sewing machine.  In this workshop you will learn how to:

  • Make a basic tote bag
  • Set up and thread a sewing machine
  • Recognise the different parts of the machine
  • Change a sewing machine needle
  • Wind the bobbin and set it in the machine
  • Learn how to change stitch length
  • Guide the fabric when sewing
  • Sew seams accurately
  • Learn how to sew neat corners
  • Learn how to sew a basic hem
You will leave the workshop with the confidence to use your sewing machine.  You will put all you new skills together to make a basic tote bag and you will have gained the knowledge  to start making your own projects.

(All materials included)
Time:  10.30am-1.30pm
Date:Tuesday 25th April 2017

6 Places Available

 

 

“ Loved the absolute beginners course. Had never used a sewing machine before and came out with a bag! Loved the course, great teacher and amazing studio!  Thank you Sheila and Nasseem. Will be booking again and recommending

Price: £55.00

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Sewing for Absolute Beginners

Sewing Clothes for Children Course at Birmingham School of Sewing

Sew Children's Clothes courses Birmingham

 

Oh how I love being a grandmother.  When my daughter asked what name I wanted to be known as, Nan, Nanny, Grandma, I wanted none of these.  I wanted to be a plain old Granny.  Everyone teased me and said it was old fashioned but nothing gives me more of a thrill than hearing my beautiful grandchildren calling me “Granny”.

What does being a grandmother mean to me?  It means unconditional love. Yes I gave and receive unconditional love to both of my amazing children.  But grandchildren, they came from my child and indirectly from me. Possibly only a fellow grandmother would understand.  It also means endless sewing of course.   My granddaughter loves dresses, in fact I have now made her so many my daughter has banned me from making any more.  She is 4 and has dresses in a suitcase to fit her until she is age 7.  So, my granddaughter and I made a cunning plan.  I now make  decorated cardigans, bags, teddies, dolls, and repairs, every time she sees me she has something that needs mending.

Not forgetting my grandson, who very rarely had anything made until the other day when he asked me why I didn’t make anything for him.  I realised I had only made him a personalised cushion and a top decorated with cars.  Since then I have made him a top decorated with a motorbike and I am still finishing off a quilt that I started when he was born.

I have spoken to many grandmothers during my teaching time and realise that lots of grandmothers and mothers now want to sew things for the children.  It is for this reason I am starting to teach sewing clothes for children.  The first class is to make a skirt for a child aged 3 to 7.  It is an easy to make A line skirt with an elasticated back.  During the course I will also show you how to decorate clothing using the applique method.  My granddaughter loves her outfits to match.  All fabric and the top are included in the price of this 3 hour course.  If you can use a sewing machine you are ready to attend this course.

 

Childrens Clothes Course : A line skirt and appliqued top  Wednesday 26th April 2017

A great course for learning how to make children’s clothes.  On this course you will make an A line skirt for a child aged 3 to 7 and decorate a top with applique.  A lovely summer outfit for your little girl.   You will learn:

How to cut out a pattern
How to sew a channel for elastic insertion
How to sew a neat hem
How to sew applique

You will leave with the skirt you have made and the top you have decorated.  You will also keep the pattern so that you can use it to make more skirts and decorate more tops.

All equipment and materials included as well as the top to decorate.

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Bag Making Courses; Bag Making PDF Patterns; Bag Making Kits and Bag Making Accessories

Would you like to make your own bags then why not join us at Birmingham School of Sewing.  If you are an absolute beginner and want to learn how to use a sewing machine and make a tote bag then come along to one of our Absolute Beginners Course.  Our courses are intensive 3 hour courses with a maximum of 6 people.   Absolute Beginners courses run once a month either morning 10am-1pm or evenings 6.45pm-9.45pm. Click here to see the next beginners course. If you can already use a sewing machine then join us for the Maya Bag Making Course.     Click here to see the kits, PDF downloadable patterns, paper patterns and fabrics that we have in stock

If you can already use a sewing machine and would like to come on a bag making course then why not join us on the Maya Bag Making Course

You also have the option of purchasing a kit to make at home, or if you have your own fabric stash you can buy a full size paper pattern, or download a PDF pattern and of course we have a variety of bag making accessories.  Lots of options to make your own bags.

Learn how to make your own cold shoulder top in stretch fabric : Course at Birmingham School of Sewing

Stretch Top Sewing Course Birmingham School of Sewing (Duplicate)

Cold shoulder tops are currently extremely fashionable.  Come along to this course to learn how to make your own.  Once you have made one you will quickly and easily be able to fill your wardrobe in a whole variety of colours.  The Thrusday 9th February course is now full.  Book quickly to enrol on the Tuesday 7th March course.

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Learn how to make your own patterns : 5 Day intensive pattern cutting course for beginners

 

Well done ladies for completing the 5 day pattern cutting course this week. I am sure you will agree with me it was very intensive. We got through such a lot. I am looking forward to seeing lots of photos of garments that you plan to make up in the near future, obviously after you have all had a rest.

This is the ideal course to join if you like to learn how to make your own patterns. The next course takes starts on Monday 3rd April until Friday 7th April.
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Learn how to sew using stretch fabrics : Make your own fashionable top

Stretch Top Sewing Course

Stretch fabrics are so popular now.  Almost all garments you see in the shops will be made using stretch fabrics.  Learn how to sew with stretch fabrics and you can start filling up your wardrobe with fashionable garments you have made yourself.  Join us on this Stretch fabric course.

On this course you will learn how to sew with stretch fabrics.     You will be taught how to sew the fabric using only a sewing machine.  You will also be given the opportunity to use an overlocker.    You will learn how to sew seams and hems whilst making a fashionable cold shoulder top for yourself.    If you don’t like the cold shoulder effect, no problem, you can make your top with closed seams.        You will be given the pattern to take away with you so that you can make up more after you have completed the course.   You will leave with the knowledge and confidence to make other top.  You will also take away the top you have made.

All equipment, materials and fabric for the top included.  (Pattern sizes available : Small 8-10, Medium 10-12, Large 14-16  and Ex Large 18-20)

4 places on this course

Dressmaking : Sewing with Stretch Fabrics : Top : 6.30pm-9.45pm : Thursday 9th February 2017

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Birmingham School of Sewing Remembers teaching Absolute Beginners Courses

 

It was such fun teaching absolute beginners and students who wanted a refresher sewing course.  I am so happy that we welcomed many more men this year.  Happy sewing everyone with your new skills.

Organise a Hen Party or a Craft Party in Birmingham : Feather Masks

Do you have a Hen Party to organise, or perhaps a craft party as an excuse to get together with friends.   Then look no further.   For a Hen Party full of fun, laugter and crafts come to Birmingham School of Sewing. You will find  a wide range of activities both sewing and none sewing crafts.     Click here for more detailed information

Hen Parties : Jewellery Making : Birmingham School of Sewing and Crafts

Birmingham School of Sewing and crafts remembers 2016 and Fawn’s Jewellery Making Party.  Everyone enjoyed making their bracelets/earrings/necklaces and we converted some of the Hens to future Jewellery Makers

 

Cold Shoulder Tops and Sewing Courses

 

 

Stretch Top Sewing Course

Cold Shoulder Tops are still some of the most fashionable shops of the season.  Why not learn how to make your own at Birmingham School of Sewing.

On this course you will learn how to sew with stretch fabrics.     You will be taught how to sew the fabric using only a sewing machine.  You will also be given the opportunity to use an overlocker.    You will learn how to sew seams and hems whilst making a fashionable cold shoulder top for yourself.    If you don’t like the cold shoulder effect, no problem, you can make your top with closed seams.        You will be given the pattern to take away with you so that you can make up more after you have completed the course.   You will leave with the knowledge and confidence to make other top.  You will also take away the top you have made.

All equipment, materials and fabric for the top included.  (Pattern sizes available : Small 8-10, Medium 10-12, Large 14-16  and Ex Large 18-20)

For further information please click the link : Dressmaking : Sewing with Stretch Fabrics : Top : 6.30pm-9.45pm : Thursday 9th February 2017