Colchester Sewing Bee

Based on the BBC Two reality show “The Great British Sewing Bee” where amateur sewers compete to be named “Britain’s best home sewer” the Colchester Sewing Bee will encourage you to dust off your sewing machine and start stitching!

The course is taught by Susan Harvey. Sue has taught on dressmaking learning for leisure courses for 6 years. She has a degree in Fashion Design and worked as a designer for 10 years before becoming a lecturer.

Colchester Sewing Bee Beginners

As a complete beginner this practical short course will provide you with the skills you need to explore and develop your own style and make the clothes you’ve always wanted. During the course you will learn a wide range of skills that will enable you to follow a commercial dressmaking pattern and how to use a sewing machine. You will receive step-by-step guidance in order to learn the techniques and skills you need to hone your dressmaking skills.

The course will include:

  • How to take basic body measurements
  • How to use a commercial pattern
  • Using a sewing machine skills
  • Your tutor will give you advice on a suitable simple pattern, fabric and haberdashery
  • A range of sewing skills such as seam finishes and sewing darts
LocationColchester
Duration6 Weeks
CampusColchester Institute
Start Date21/01/19
AttendanceMondays 6pm-9pm
Price£149

Please note, you will be required to buy your own commercial pattern and fabric for your project. Fabric for samples will be included in the course cost and participants will have access to professional studios with industrial and domestic sewing machines. For the first lesson please bring along a notebook and pen and a project you would like to work on, if you have one.

Colchester Sewing Bee Improvers

Whether you already have some sewing experience or have completed our beginners course, this practical short course will provide you with the skills you need to explore and develop your own style and make the clothes you’ve always wanted. During the course you will learn a wide range of skills and select a project suitable for your experience that will encourage you to build on your existing knowledge. You will receive step-by-step guidance in order to learn the techniques and skills you need to hone your dressmaking skills.

The course will include:

  • How to complete a project based on your existing skills=
  • How to apply basic pattern amendments a commercial pattern
  • A re-cap on techniques such as pattern information and cutting out as required
  • A range of sewing skills such as inserting zips and sleeves
LocationColchester
Duration6 Weeks
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateThis course will run again in 2019
AttendanceMondays 6pm-9pm
Price£149

Please note, you will be required to buy your own commercial pattern and fabric for your project. Fabric for samples will be included in the course cost and participants will have access to professional studios with industrial and domestic sewing machines. For the first lesson please bring along a notebook and pen and a project you would like to work on, if you have one.

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