Itching to get creative? Wanting a totally original wardrobe? Trying to express yourself? Join the warm and wonderful women at Better for sewing lessons. (Men are welcome too!)
Come and learn
- to use a basic sewing machine
- different stitches and what they are for
- sewing seams
- making cushions, table cloths, aprons etc.
- choosing a dressmaking pattern
- to choose fabric and work out how much to buy
- to use a dressmaking pattern from cut-out to made up
- inserting a zipper
- making buttonholes
- and lots more…
Learn at your own pace with lots of guidance. We have ideas for easy projects for you to start with, before you move on to more complex ones. Choose what you want to make and take your time learning each step. Get help in choosing fabric and patterns and guidance on how difficult a particular pattern will be.
Better has two sewing machines and the tools you will need. We also provide practice fabric; you buy the fabric for any special projects once you start to get really creative.
Stephanie Buys is an experienced dressmaker and owns her own soft furnishings business, Certain Curtains. She will demonstrate techniques and be on hand to guide you through each step.
Enjoy the company of wonderful people and free tea and coffee while you work.
When: Every Tuesday morning 10am to 1pm in the Better studio (starts 20 June)
How much: R250 per lesson (R150 for members of Better). Pay cash or credit card at the door or make an EFT payment before you come.
Booking essential, so that we can plan effectively. Call 011 327 6098 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Better is a place for grown-ups to play. You must be 18 or older.