Have you ever thought you would like to learn to sew but don’t know where to start? This one-day workshop will provide an introduction to the basics of sewing and you will come away with a simple garment made by you!
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The workshop is for novices and beginners – you can join us even if you have never sat at a sewing machine before.
Since fabric choice is so personal you get to select, purchase and bring a fabric you like for your skirt (see instructions below). Please also bring matching sewing thread and a 5 m packet of 10 or 12mm bias binding.
Select a medium thickness linen, cotton or cotton blend fabric. Commercial patterns will indicate how much fabric is required and if you have completed Lisa’s skirt pattern making workshop you will have been advised on the fabric length required. A good range of inexpensive fabric can be found at Spotlight stores. As this is a project for novices we encourage using inexpensive fabric on the first go.
Some but not all fabric is pre-washed to prevent shrinking. If in doubt wash your fabric before the workshop by soaking it in luke warm water, hang out until almost dry and then iron the fabric until dry. Bias binding needs to be gently soaked in warm water for 10 minutes, draped over the clothes line until dry and then when completely dry wound back onto it’s card, making sure to keep folded edges turned under.
Lisa is a third generation dressmaker who developed a love of fabric and sewing as a young child. After honing her skills as a home dress maker over several decades, in 2012 Lisa commenced training in pattern making through CIAM Pattern Making Australia (the school licensed in Australia to teach the Italian, Guarino method) and has competed the Certificate in Pattern Making, Diploma of Dress Making and is about to complete the Diploma in Pattern Making. She has recently commenced her business Lisa Hayes Pattern Making and Bespoke Sewing and is looking forward to sharing her skills and passion for making clothes.