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Adult Level 1
Complete Beginner Sewing Classes 

Weekly classes held over 9 weeks for adults who have never sewn before or not for a very long time.

You Will Learn

All the skills you need to make a your first garment, including:

  • setting up your machine

  • attaching buttons

  • inserting a zip

  • attaching a waistband

  • darts

  • following a pattern

  • and many other skills needed to make your own garments.

You Will Receive

  • Expert tuition

  • Workbook

  • Fabric to create all projects except your final skirt

  • Use of the class sewing machines - Brother Innov-is 15

  • Haberdashery to complete all projects except your final skirt

  • Use of any sewing tools required, such as scissors, tape measures and pins.

You Will Need

  • 1-2m of woven fabric to create your final skirt.  Suitable fabric choices will be discussed in class, including where you can purchase them from.  A small selection of appropriate fabrics may be available to buy in the studio.  

  • A zip and hook & bar for your skirt.  This will be discussed in class.

  • You are welcome to bring your own woven fabric for any other projects,    though it is advisable to discuss their suitability in advance.

Course Description

If you have never used a sewing a sewing machine before (or it has been a while...), then you have found the right course for you!

This is a nine week programme designed to begin you on your sewing journey.  Starting with the basics of how to set up your sewing machine, over the course of the programme, you will learn all the essential skills you need to create your own skirt.  Along the way, you will create your own samples for your workbook of all the techniques that you will be able to refer back to at home any time, and a range of other projects including a bowl cosy, tablet pouch, cup cosy and more...

You will also learn how to follow a pattern, leaving the class with a full pattern for your finished skirt, as well as exploring the sustainability issues facing the world of fashion.

This course is suitable for complete beginners or those needing to refresh their skills.

Classes are limited to 7 people.  

A range of class times are available to allow you to select the one which suits you best.  If your preferred option is unavailable, you can be added to a waitlist for a future class at that time and we will let you know when a place becomes available.  Please contact us if you would like to be added to the waitlist.

PLEASE NOTE: NO CLASSES WILL RUN BETWEEN THURSDAY 27TH JUNE AND SATURDAY 13TH JULY.  If you are concerned about your own summer holidays and having to miss a class or two, please know that I always try to offer free catch up sessions as I know that sometimes things come up.  Please get in touch if you need more details or have any questions.

If you would like to purchase this class as a gift, please go to our Gift Card page, or you can book the class using the recipient's details.

Based in a beautiful studio in the centre of Paisley, just outside of Glasgow.

9 New Street, Paisley, PA1 1XU.

Details of our Refund & Cancellation Policy can be found in our policy section.

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Book a Level 1
Complete Beginner Class

If you don't see a day of the week, time of day or start date that suits you, please email me on info@theauldatelier.co.uk or use the Contact Us page.

Please note: Due to the popularity of the classes, there can be times when evening classes aren't available to book.  Many people choose to continue on to Level 2 and then 3 which means that evenings do not become available very often and day times are becoming more limited too, but I have to believe that that is because the students each feel they are getting real value for money from their classes. 

If you cannot see a suitable day/time and ainterested in being added to a waiting list, please get in touch using the Contact Us page or email me at info@theauldatelier.co.uk to tell me your:

  • Name 

  • Contact details

  • Preferred days and times

  • Preferred level

July

There are currently no Level 1 classes available to book, but please use the Contact page to be added to the waiting list and to let me know the days and times you are/are not available.

August

There are currently no Level 1 classes available to book, but please use the Contact page to be added to the waiting list and to let me know the days and times you are/are not available.

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