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Sewing Skill Builder Adults
Sunday 26 April

Sunday 26 April 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

sewing skill builder cushion

sewing skill builder cushionBasic Envelope Back Cushion workshop for adults

Are you “itching to stitch?” Now more than ever, people are keen to learn how to:

  • Create their own clothing
  • Repair and adjust their existing garments
  • Sew their own soft furnishings

In addition, people are keen to understand the sewing process so that they can be active participants in creating their own unique garments….garments that fit well, are made from fabrics that are comfortable to wear and that suit their lifestyle and personality.

sewing skill builder cushionThe teacher for this workshop is Lauren Weier. With a wealth of experience, Lauren knows what basics are vital to get a great start on your sewing journey. She can also teach you the simple steps to avoid the most common sewing problems! This workshop will certainly “wet your whistle” for creating using your sewing machine!

Everyone should learn to sew because it:

  • Is a basic life skill
  • Is SO much fun
  • Builds confidence and a sense of achievement
  • Allows you to make/alter your own clothes, bags, soft furnishings, soft toys
  • Helps develop hand eye coordination
  • Helps encourage fine motor skills

Sewing workshopsThis session is for you if:

  • You have had a play with your sewing machine but lack the confidence to start a sewing project!
  • You have a sewing machine but you’ve lost your “sewjo!”
  • You have sewn in the past but haven’t made anything for years and have lost confidence
  • You can “sort of” sew but are struggling with machine basics and simple sewing techniques

Learn to Sew at Ministry of HandmadeWhat does this session cover?

  • Trouble shooting basic sewing machine problems
  • Simple sewing stitches
  • Sewing tools – what you need and what you don’t
  • Some simple sewing terms that are important in understanding patterns and pattern layouts
  • Seam neatening techniques including zigzag
  • How to stitch a simple envelope back cushion cover

Sewing lessons, classes and workshopsWhat you’ll need:

  • Sewing machine
  • 0.5m of cotton fabric at least 110cm wide. Please do not use synthetic, stretchy, sheer or very thick fabrics!
  • Matching thread
  • 1 x Size 18 cushion insert
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Tape measure, pins, scissors, pencil, seam ripper

Preparation required before the workshop:

  • Cut your fabric to size. We will provide instructions via email on how to do this and the measurements required.
  • Machine and bobbin correctly threaded
  • Iron and ironing board set up close to sewing machine.
  • If you have time it may be helpful to sew a few straight lines on some scrap fabric before the workshop

We have some beautiful feather foam cushion inserts available in our shop.

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Important – please read
Times and dates – workshops are AEST also known as Australia, Brisbane time or GMT+10. Please check how this time compares to your local time.
Booking cut off time – we need time to send you the log in details for this workshop, for this reason we are cutting off the booking for this workshop at 6pm on Friday 24 April.
Email – as confirmation of your registration you will receive an email immediately after booking with instructions and guidelines for preparation.

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Sunday 26 April 2020
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Lauren Weier
0434 238 998‬