Adult Level 2
Confident Beginner Sewing Classes
Weekly classes held over 8 weeks for adults who have sewn before, are comfortable setting up a machine and following a simple pattern. The course is designed to follow on directly from the Level 1 Beginner Class. If you have not taken the Level 1 class and are unsure if this is the correct class for you, please get in touch to discuss your current sewing ability and see which would be best.
You Will Learn
All the skills you need to make a woven PJ shirt, including:
attaching a collar
setting in sleeves
bias binding and piping
pleats and tucks
and lots of other skills needed to follow a pattern to make your own garments.
You Will Receive
Cotton fabric to create all projects except your final PJ top
Use of the class sewing machines - Brother Innov-is 15
Haberdashery to complete all projects except your final PJ top
Use of any sewing tools required, such as scissors, tape measures and pins.
You Will Need
Approximately 2m of woven fabric to create your final PJ top. but suitable fabric choices and quantities will be discussed in class, including where you can purchase them from. A small selection of appropriate fabrics are available to buy in the studio.
Buttons for your shirt. 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.
This level 2 course is the perfect way to continue developing your sewing skills if you've taken Level 1 and are looking for your next challenge. If you book your Level 2 course between the date that you book your Level 1 course and one month after you complete it, you can request a 10% discount code for Level 2.
Of course, Level 2 is also ideal for people who don't need to learn to set up a machine and already have an understanding of the skills learned in Level 1. Perhaps you've followed a pattern or two, but lack confidence or wish to expand your sewing skills. If that's the case then Level 2 may well be for you. If you're unsure if you're ready for Level 2, please get in touch to have a chat about your current sewing skills and what you're looking to learn next.
Whilst Level 1 worked on creating a skirt, this is an eight week programme designed to teach you the skills you need to make a woven PJ top. Throughout the course, you will be sampling the skills and making small projects that will prepare you to make your own buttoned PJ top with a collar, including inserting an invisible zip, using bias binding & piping, attaching a collar and sleeves, creating buttonholes and more!
Along the way, you will be able to add your skills samples to your workbook of all the techniques and projects that you will be able to refer back to at home any time. You will develop your pattern reading and preparation skills, and you'll take away a full digital and paper pattern for your finished PJs.
Please note, whilst we won't make the PJ bottoms in class, you will be able to make the trousers at home or come back for the Level 3 class were the PJ bottoms will be made in class.
This course is suitable for those who have completed Level 1 or who have followed some simple patterns but would like the confidence that will come from working with your tutor to produce a woven PJ top.
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 Lisa if you would like to be added to the waiting list.
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.