Sewing Classes Cape Town
The Beginners Sewing Course runs over 12 weeks, you make 8 items and learn the following in your classes:
Lesson 1 – Introduction to the sewing machine, threading, tension and stitch basics. Different types of needles and what they are used for. Basic types of seams. Principles of cutting, grain lines, different fabric types and reading a pattern.
Lesson 2 – Make a Pillowcase. Learning basic pattern reading, how to cut on the grain line. Sewing straight lines. (Fabric will be supplied for this project)
After this lesson we will go to Fabric World in Wynberg to choose and purchase fabrics and trims for the projects below. If this is an evening class then we will have to go on a Saturday morning to the fabric shop.
Lesson 3 – Shopping Bag. Practicing cutting, accurate sewing and making a 3 dimensional bag.
Lesson 4 – Drawstring Bag. Working with an open seam. Also learning how to make a slit in a garment.
Lesson 5 and 6 – Pants or Skirt. Elasticated pants or skirt with side pockets. Learning how to sew elastic into a garment as well as side pockets and using an open and closed seam.
Lesson 7 – Curves. Working with curves. Making Oven Gloves.
Lesson 8 – Zips. Making two Pencil Cases. One lined and one unlined.
Lesson 9 – Making samples of darts, pleats, gathers and buttonholes. Seam matching, better understanding of seam allowances.
Lesson 10 – Cushion Cover with piping and a hidden zip
Lesson 11 and 12 – Apron with patch pocket, facing and bias binding.
All the patterns for the things made in the sewing classes will be provided and these you will keep with your printed out notes.
Please send me an email for sewing classes times and fees at firstname.lastname@example.org or simply click the APPLY TODAY button below!