SKILL LEVEL: STARTER
Suitable for a beginner or as a refresher project.
You will make a fabric doorstop from 7 rectangles of fabric plus a an inner lining to hold the weights (rice or grains). This project is great for learning to follow a seam allowance with lines of straight stitch whilst also learning how to join 3 fabrics at a 3D corner. You will also have chance to decorate one side with applique.
The finished doorstop is approximately 16cm high & 14cm wide.
MATERIALS YOU ARE REQUIRED TO BRING:
A choice of fabrics will be provided. This is also a great project for recycling treasured fabrics or garments like the old school uniforms seen in the photo above, so please feel free to bring such fabric with you.
We will leave an opening for you to fill your doorstop with rice or grains when you get home.
TIMING & COST:
- Individual lesson – 3 hrs – £60
- Sew with a friend lesson (2 people) – 3 hrs – £90
- Sewing Get Together (3-4 people) – 3.5 hrs – £42 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.