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Sewing - Next Steps

Sewing - Next Steps

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  • Tue 4 May, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 11 May, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 18 May, 7:00pm – 9:00pm


Selwyn Community Education, 203 Kohimarama Road, Kohimarama



Ticket Information:

  • BYO Materials - Course fee: $140.00

Tutor: Karen Balmer

This course is for those who have already completed Sewing for Beginners or have basic sewing skills. You have the option of making an A-line or Pencil Skirt from New Look Pattern 6843.

Classes are Tuesday nights 7 - 9 pm over eight weeks starting:
- 23 February 2021
- 4 May 2021
- 27 July 2021
- 19 October 2021

You'll be developing your technical skills, and learning how to read and follow a pattern. You will complete your skirt, and if there is time at the end of the course, you are welcome to start a new project of your choice. In the first lesson, we will be looking at suitable patterns, discussing fabric options, learning to take measurements, and how to read the information on a pattern sleeve, so bring your ideas and a notebook.

Materials and equipment to bring from the second week:
- New Look Pattern 6843 (all sizes from 8-18 are contained on the one pattern, as well as both styles).
- Fabric
- 1 roll matching thread. Good quality eg Gutterman or Metrosene.
- 30cm Iron-on Interfacing.
- 23cm invisible zip.
- 1 only 13mm button for waistband.

Our sewing room is equipped with domestic Bernina sewing machines which are available for you to use during class. You may prefer to bring your own machine to get familiar with its operation. For further information, please call the office on 5219623.

There are scissors (fabric and paper), measuring tapes etc in the sewing room to use during class, but we recommend that you bring your own kit as follows:
- Tailors Chalk or Fabric Marking Pen
- Pins
- Fabric Scissors
- Small Scissors or Snips
- Unpicker/Stitch Remover
- Your own Bobbin

We also offer evening and weekend beginner level sewing courses. Please check our website for details.

Our mission is to provide quality affordable and accessible lifelong learning opportunities for our community.

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