Learn to sew with oilcloth
Oilcloth can be a really tricky fabric to work with. This 3 hour learn to sew with oilcloth class will teach you the essential skills of sewing with oilcloth and you will make 2 fantastic zipped pouches to take home.
You will learn lots of useful sewing skills including cutting out of fabric accurately, top tips for how to sew with oilcloth and changing feet on the machine. This class includes inserting a zip so you will also learn how to use the zipper foot and how to insert a zip into oilcloth.
You will learn:
- Cutting out of fabric accurately
- Top tips for how to sew with oilcloth
- Changing feet on the machine and use of the zipper foot
- How to insert a zip into oilcloth
- Top stitching
- Sewing gusset corners if sewing the ‘boxy’ pouches
You will make 2 pouches to take home.
- Your first pouch will be a standard zipped pouch for coins or pencils etc (floral design on the picture)
- Then for your second pouch you can do another standard pouch or choose between 2 other design options – either the standard boxed pouch (pale pink and white spots in picture) or taller pouch with boxed corners at the bottom only (grey and white diamonds on the picture)
Equipment and Materials:
- Janome sewing machines and selection of sewing tools provided to use – including rotary cutters and self healing mats
- All materials included including a small selection of several oilcloths and zips
- Photographic handout of the skills learnt in the workshop will be emailed after the workshop
- Tea & Coffee included
You are welcome to bring a your own oilcloth – if so get in touch and I will let you know how much you will need.
“Oilcloth can be a nightmare to sew with! However, once you learn some top tips about sewing with it, you can make a whole variety of projects using it – aprons, tote bags, placemats, peg bags. It’s a great fabric to use as it can be wiped clean. Come along and gain some confidence sewing with this versatile fabric!”
Friday 26th May 2023 9.30am-12.30pm
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Learn to sew with oilclothOilcloth can be a really tricky fabric to work with. This 3 hour learn to sew with oilcloth class will teach you the essential skills of sewing with oilcloth and you will make 2 fantastic zipped pouches to take home. You will learn lots of useful sewing skills including cutting out of fabric accurately, top tips for how to sew with oilcloth and changing feet on the machine. This class includes inserting a zip so you will also learn how to use the zipper foot and how to insert a zip into oilcloth. You will learn:
Introduction to patchwork and quiltingIn the introduction to patchwork and quilting class, you will learn the essential basic skills of quilting and make a pretty patchwork sampler. This sewing class is suitable for those who have used a sewing machine before and can confidently thread the machine and bobbin. If you need a beginners class or a refresher then have a look at beginners classes available or get in touch for a 1 to 1 session. You will learn:
Learn to sew a poufLearn to sew a pouf in this day sewing class. The Closet Core Pouf is the ultimate scrap busting project. It’s a fun and easy quilting project that also makes additional seating or a nice rest for your tired feet. Not only can you use up your scraps of fabric for the outside of the pouf but wait for it – you can actually fill it with scraps too!! If you have bags of scraps that are bursting at the seams, this is a perfect project for you! This is a Level 3 class – it is suitable for those who have used a sewing machine before, can confidently thread the machine and bobbin and have sewn several projects before. Please get in touch if you are not sure whether this is a suitable level for you. In order to save time on the day, the paper pattern templates will be sent out to you in advance so that you can cut out your fabric pieces prior to the class. They can also be downloaded free from the Closet Core website here. You will learn how to:
Children’s sewing class –
Learn to sew fabric bookmarks
This class is ideal for children who have never used a sewing machine before or if they don't feel that confident. Time will be spent at the beginning going through how to use the machine and practising. If your child has used a machine before then they will be able to crack on with the project and have more time to create!
In this children’s sewing class, you will learn how to make some fabulous fabric bookmarks. Be inspired, unleash your creativity and learn a fantastic skill at the same time. There are 2 types of bookmarks and each one can be completely unique as you can customise them as you wish.
For children in Year 5 and above.
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Learn to sew a pair of pyjama trousers
Learn to sew a pair of pyjama trousers in this 2 part sewing course.
It is an ideal first dressmaking project or for those that haven’t sewn following a pattern before.
The learn to sew a pair of pyjama trousers class will be run over 2 sessions. You must be able to attend both dates to complete the workshop.
Tuesday 11th October 2022 10-12.30pm
Tuesday 18th October 2022 10-12.30pm
This workshop will take place at the All About The Sew sewing studio in Knowle, Solihull. For further info on the studio see here.
The 2 part class will use the Tilly and the Buttons Jaimie pyjama trouser pattern.
“Jaimie is an ideal first sewing project for newbies, or a quick and satisfying make for existing stitch addicts. Choose between full-length pyjama bottoms or flirty boyfriend shorts, with optional drawstring detail. The low-rise, elasticated waist and relaxed-fit leg make these PJs oh so comfy to wear. You’ll never want to get dressed when you’re wearing your Jaimie jammies!” (taken from the Tilly and the Buttons website)
You will learn how to:
For more confident sewists, there is an option to add in seam pockets.
What is included:
The Jaimie sewing pattern is sized between UK sizes 4-24. Size 4 is an XS size which is perfect for tweens and teenagers. Tilly and the Buttons have also added sizes 9 and 10 to several of their patterns (UK 22 and 24), increasing their size range even further.
For a larger image of the sizing chart please see here.
You will need to measure yourself in order to know how much fabric to get. You cannot compare to high street sizes. Please get in touch if you are uncertain.
You will need to measure your waist, hip and inside leg. Please refer to my blog post on measuring yourself accurately for help with the waist and hip measurements.
You will need to get:
For 115cm/45″ wide fabrics you will need 1m for all sizes
For 150cm/60″ wide fabrics you will need 1m for all sizes
For 115cm/45″ wide fabrics you will need 2.5m for all sizes
For 150cm/60″ wide fabrics, Sizes 0-3: 1.7m, Sizes 4-6: 2.1m, Sizes 7-10: 2.5m
Light- to medium-weight woven fabrics such as cotton lawn, shirting, “quilting cotton”, flannel, double gauze and viscose (rayon).
Please give me a call if you are in any doubt about fabric choices or suggestions of where to buy from.
It is recommended to pre wash your fabric before the workshop as it is likely to shrink a little in the first wash.
” We all need pyjamas and how amazing to make your own where you can choose just the right fabric you like and make them to fit you. Whether you need to make them shorter or longer, with pockets, shorts….anything is possible! I love my Jaimie pyjama trousers and have made several pairs of shorts for teenagers including one pair that uses mix and match fat quarters.”
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