Sewing Boot Camp – Willow Tank
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Sewing Boot Camp


Have you always wanted to learn how to sew?

We are offering a 4 part sewing boot camp will help get you going. Repetition is important in learning any new skill, so practicing your sewing 4 sessions in a row will help to cement what you have learned and open new doors to your creative sewing life!

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In this workshop you will learn:

  • Basic sewing vocabulary
  • Helpful tools you’ll need to sew at home
  • Sewing machine parts and functions
  • How to wind a bobbin and thread the machine
  • How to sew in a straight line and pivot around corners
  • How to sew in reverse
  • Sewing a straight seam
  • Marking & sewing darts
  • Hemming
  • Applying bias binding and facings

Week 1 – Introduction to Sewing – Shopping Tote

Week 2 – Sewing Techniques, Body Measurements & Pattern Prep

Week 3 – Cutting, Marking & Garment Construction

Week 4 – Garment Construction & Finishing

Garment Project: The Willow Tank Dress (by Grainline Studios) is a versatile and reliable staple for all warm weather seasons. It’s fitted at the shoulders and falls into a relaxed fit below the bust. It’s unfussy and can be made into a dress or a tank top. Wear it to a picnic or on an elegant evening out.

A printed copy of The Willow Tank (all sizes) is included for you to take home (RRP$24)

You will need to purchase:

Tote Bag – 1 meter medium to heavy weight cotton

Willow Tank Dress
– Light to medium weight fabrics such as cotton, linen, silk or rayon. Extra fabric may be needed to match plaids, stripes, or one-way print designs. (1.5-2.5m depending on size/style) We will have time to discuss fabric types in the first class if you need guidance before purchasing fabrics.

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Please note that The Makehouse and Gala Fabrics both offer a 20% discount on materials for our students. Please let the person who’s helping you know at the checkout!

Maximum of 6 students so you will receive plenty of 1-1 instruction.

Prerequisite: None

Instructor:  Jenny Ambrose

Fee: includes taxes & some materials.

The group size will be a maximum of 6 people so there is plenty of one to one help.

We encourage you to bring snacks as it’s much easier to be creative when you have fuel for the brain! We provide water and herbal teas.


Additional Information

Upcoming dates

Tuesdays February 6-27th, 2018 (6-9pm), Saturdays March 3-24th, 2018 (2-5pm), Thursdays April 5-26th. 2018 (6-9pm)