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Sewing Skill Builder Teens
Sunday 26 April

Sunday 26 April 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am


 sewing skill builder cushionBasic Cushion for Tweens and Teens (ages 9 – 18)

Why 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

This sewing workshop is designed for school students who have used a sewing machine and have a basic understanding of how to sew a straight stitch. The student (or supervising carer) will need to understand the basic functions of the machine and be able to change the machine to zigzag stitch, how to make a bobbin, etc.

sewing skill builder cushionWhat does this session cover?

  • Trouble shooting basic sewing machine problems
  • Simple sewing stitches
  • Sewing tools – what you need and what you don’t
  • Seam neatening techniques including zigzag
  • How to stitch a simple envelope back cushion cover

What you’ll need:

  • 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 (45cm x 45cm square) 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
  • Ironing board and iron set up close to sewing machine.

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
9:30 am - 11:30 am
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Lauren Weier
0434 238 998‬