SKILL LEVEL: STARTER
Suitable for a beginner or as a refresher project.
You will make ‘proper’ bunting with triangles sewn together that look just as good from both sides! This is a great project for practising cutting out & following a seam allowance accurately, as there is lots of repetition. You will also learn how to use bias binding to complete your string of bunting.
We’ll aim for the finished length of the bunting to have between 9 & 12 triangles & be between 4 & 5 metres long – for you to decide at the beginning of your lesson.
If you would like to applique a name or message on the bunting this will require another 1 or 2 hours of sewing (depending on how many letters you wish to add).
MATERIALS YOU ARE REQUIRED TO BRING:
Please bring up to 4 fabrics (4 x fat quarters / 2 x half metres) + 5m of coordinating bias binding (25mm width).
TIMING & COST:
- Individual lesson – 2 hrs – £40
- Sew with a friend lesson (2 people) – 2 hrs – £60
- Sewing Get Together (3-4 people) – 2.5 hrs – £30 per person
Bookings are available throughout the week, including evenings & weekends.
GENERAL NOTES FOR ALL SEWING LESSONS
There are sewing machines & all the tools you will need at the studio. You are also very welcome to bring your own machine if you wish.
Other than the requirements mentioned above, all materials will be provided. I have a wide choice of fabric scraps & will supply haberdashery items including cream & black zips, interfacing, piping cord & wadding as required for your chosen project, at no extra cost.
My Sewing Lessons for 1 or 2 people are designed for you to learn the relevant sewing techniques at a pace that is comfortable for you. This does mean that in some cases we may not complete the project in my suggested time frame & you may wish to book an additional lesson or complete the project at home. If you book a series of lessons then we will just carry over projects as & when we need to.
I regard the Sewing Get-Together of 3 to 4 friends as more of a one-off social event, so my focus is on you completing the project within the time that you have booked. This means that I will guide you through each step but will not provide the same one-to-one instruction as with a sewing lesson. I also allow extra time for most projects as they do generally take longer with more people in the room.