Beginners Sewing Workshop – Sew your very own Goodlife maker’s apron in a day!
This is a great introduction to basic machine stitching and sewing skills.
Whether you choose to make a crisp canvas apron like the ones we use, or use a fabric you bring with you, you’ll end the day with a finished apron to wear and a raft of new skills and knowledge ready for your next project.
– Basic sewing equipment. We will recommend what you need in a starter kit.
– Laying out, pinning and cutting fabric/patterns.
– Fabrics and grain/ direction lines.
– Machine sewing, including threading a basic machine.
– Sewing hems in straight lines and around curves.
– Sewing on a patch pocket.
– Getting a professional finish.
Perfect for beginners. Enjoyable for those with rusty skills.
We have everything you need if you choose to use our undyed canvas and natural cotton herringbone webbing tape for the neck and ties. If you would like to bring your own fabric, this is a guide:
– Fabric – 1 metre (112 -140cm wide) eg – denim, linen, medium weight cotton (Avoid vinyl fabric or very heavy or stiff fabric.)
– Cotton Webbing Tape – for the ties- 2.5 metres – 20mm or 25mm width. You can pick this up from John Lewis in a selection of colours.
– Sewing Thread – matching or contrasting colour quality thread. eg Gütermann, Coats. The ‘bargain’ threads tend to snap in the machine and cause more than they are worth in sewing frustration.
“Tutor – Lisa Bennett is a fashion/textile designer and buying consultant. She also has her own brand ‘A Dog Like Sparky’ designing and producing ‘Aprons for Makers’ which you can view and purchase here.”