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11 June 2017

* MORNING CLASS * Provisional Driving - intro to using a sewing machine

Date: 11 June 2017 11:00 to 13:30
Details:
The ‘Provisional Driving’ Introduction To Using a Sewing Machine class has been developed to address the needs of those who have little or no experience of using a sewing machine. Through this class participants will learn not only basic sewing machine skills, but will develop the confidence to progress onto making things for themselves using a sewing machine.
In the afternoon, put your new found skills into practise to create a practical item (a creative cushion or bag) in the "Creative Making on the Machine" class.


On completion of this class participants will confidently be able to:

- thread a sewing machine and wind a bobbin.

- feed fabric through, sew in a straight line and turn corners.

- explore the range of features and stitches on the machine.

- sew different types of seams.

- Understand how to hem the edge of the cloth.

- apply a pocket and patches.

 

TIME: 11am - 1.30pm

PRICE: £30 / £25 conc. OR £50 / £45 when you book for the FULL DAY. (Morning: introduction to using a sewing machine. Lunch Break, followed by creative making on the machine - cushion or bag)

Includes our brand new 'Learn to Sew' textile handout (T-Towel) , other materials, use of sewing machines and refreshments.


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Suggested follow on workshop:

'Creative Making on the machine' (applique cushion or bag)

'Improvers sewing' (making more of a sewing machine  & 'Sew your own simple & stylish skirt'

'Introduction to garment alterations'  &  'Refresh your Wardrobe'

* AFTERNOON CLASS * Creative making on the sewing machine (applique cushion or tote style bag)

Date: 11 June 2017 14:30 to 17:00
Details:
Drawing inspiration from some of  Barley Massey’s upcycled designs, ‘Creative Making on the machine’ has been developed for participants new to using a sewing machine, wishing to combine creative re use, fabric construction and machine sewing to transform items of old clothing or fabric remnants into practical objects. The focus in this class will be making a cushion cover or tote style bag. This is an ideal follow on class to the morning ’Provisional Driving’ introduction to using a sewing machine class. A discount is offered when you book for the full day!


On completion of this class, participants will confidently be able to:

- use a sewing machine.

- understand the principles of basic pattern making and cutting

- create decoration by combining decorative stitches and appliqué

- make a 3d functional object

- Realise your creative ideas into a personalised cushion cover or tote style bag


TIME: 2.30 - 5pm

PRICE: £30 / £25 concession OR £50 / £45 when you book the FULL DAY

Includes all materials (but you are welcome to bring your own) and refreshments.


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Sew your own 'Sculpural Bucket Coat' with Tree from Stitchless TV

Date: 4 February 2018 11:00 to 04 February 2016 17:00
Details:

 

 

Fabrications is very happy to welcome back Tree from Stitchless TV for one of her one of a kind  classes. Tree has a brilliant YouTube chanel teaching how to make all of kinds of stylish items that any level of sewer can make. Her philosophy is to take high end catwalk looks and show us in easy, no fuss steps how we can make our own versions in our front rooms!

Tree has recently branched out into creating patterns from her designs and tutorials - hot off the press is her brilliant 'Sculptural Bucket Coat'. During the class, Tree will guide you through cutting the pattern, piecing together on the machine and the finishing touches.. Here is her video tutorial for a sneak preview, but there is nothing better than spending time with Tree live and direct, and being able to ask lots of questions and get feedback on your sewing.

 

All levels of sewer are welcome but being able to thread up a machine / have used a machine before is advisable.

 

 

On completion of this class participants will confidently be able to:

- Work with a paper pattern, layout & cut out your cloth pieces.

- Assemble fabric panels on the machine

- The coat is not lined and we will be using an overlooker to finish the inside seams.

- Apply a bias binding to embelish and finish a raw edge (more experienced sewers)

- Create your own stylish unlined scultural coat


TIME: 11am - 5pm


COST: £90 (includes your own paper pattern worth £15)


YOU WILL NEED: Bring your choice of fabric for making your bucket coat - you can pretty much use anything for this design (except stretch fabric or anything too fragile/that frays easily) or choose from our selection of suitable fabrics.
150cm: 2m 65cm
115cm: 4m









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MEET THE TEAM:


Barley Massey
Fabrications creator and recently described by the Evening Standard as "London's Eco Queen' 



Katherine May
Contemporary quilt maker and teacher. Katherine has worked with Liberty, The V&A, Fashion & Textiles Museum and Fabrications!



Sue Russell
has dedicated her life to practising, promoting and sharing skills in low impact living and keeping traditional textile skills alive.



Rosie Martin
Inspiring and encouraging a new generation of stitchers to make their own clothes through her book 'DIY Couture', workshops and events.



Ayda Anlagan
brilliant teacher and creator of design company 'Monstify' - anatomical crochet parts to animate everyday objects!



Stephanie Bescoby
Milliner, teacher, clever upcycler and baristar. There are no limits to Steph's talents!



Laura Lees
Time out recently described learning machine embroidery from laura is like learning piano from Chopin!





 

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