Pattern Cutting & Sewing

Tuesdays 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm and Thursdays 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

9 November to 9 December
5 sessions £100


Tuesdays 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm and Thursdays 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
9 November to 9 December
5 sessions £100

Pattern cutting and sewing class: Bodice Block

Tutor: Sokha Soong

Introduction and Course Content:
Learn pattern making from scratch, you will create a ‘BLOCK PATTERN’ which is a foundation pattern constructed to fit your figure. The block is for making the pattern for a design, which may include style lines, tucks, gathers, pleats or drapes but still have the basic fit of the block you choose to use.
The block you can choose from are:
CLOSE FITTING BODICE BLOCK – Ideal for close fitted tops and dresses
EASY FITTING BODICE BLOCK – Ideal for loose fitted tops and dresses
THE ONE-PIECE SLEEVE BLOCK – ideal for both blocks above
CREATE A TOILE- A toile is the pattern made from the block made into calico toile to check the proportions and shape

Entry Requirements:
This course is for adult learners (18+) with no knowledge or experience in pattern cutting and sewing.

What you will gain from this course:
• Create one of the bodice blocks to your personal measurement
• Created a once-piece sleeve block
• Understand the basic rules and purpose of a block
• Knowledge to develop the patterns for your desired designs from the block
• Knowledge to how to take measurements and what measurements are needed for the blocks
• Knowledge in how to thread and use a sewing and overlocking machine
• Learn a variety of basic stitching to complete your toile
• How to put in an open-end zip into the toile
• How to insert the sleeve into the armhole
• How to do a fitting of the toile and what to look out for
• How to make amendment to the toile and then transfer to the block

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Makers’ Homework Club

Fridays 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
5 November to 17 December 2021
£5 per session

There is no tutor for this session but a member of the All Sewn Up team will be present.

All Sewn Up’s Makers’ Homework Club is a calm and friendly environment where you can practise without a tutor a variety of textile-based techniques: knitting, crochet, embroidery, mending, up cycling and clothes making – bring your own projects.

ASUP students who have been inducted in the use of the sewing machine may use them.

This session is aimed at adults (18+) who are able to work without a tutor on their own projects.

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CLOTHES MAKING & FASHION

Winter Term Classes Full.
More classes in January.
Register your interest on the application form.

Intermediate and advanced students will be supported in the making of garments using commercial or own patterns under the supervision and assistance of our qualified tutor.

This is a mixed level class, you will work with others at different levels.

Teaching will be in groups and on an individual one-to-one basis.

The tutor will present examples and samples and discuss the construction of your garment. There will be some demonstrations. You can practice methods taught by the tutor’s demonstrations. Students can take notes, photos of demonstrations.

Entry Requirement

This course is an intermediate level, suitable for people who have some knowledge of using a sewing machine and constructing a garment. Adult Learners 18+

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NEW One-Day Clothes Upcycle & Mend course Saturday 14 March 2020 10am-3.30pm

Great news for the Sustainable Fashion-conscious sewer: a new one-day course to learn how to neatly and effectively jazz up and make alterations to your new or vintage garments.

Bring in a few garments that need attention – a new zip, sleeves or hems that need shortening, ribbons or lace to embellish a tired dress – and you will be given directions on how to improve or fix them.

You will do all the sewing so familiarity with a sewing machine and hand sewing is essential – you will acquire or refresh upcycle and mending techniques that will always be useful.

All info can be found here

Please email admin@lmhs.org.uk for info and to enrol.

Introduction to Machine Sewing

For complete Beginners or those who have not used a Sewing Machine in a while and wish to refresh themselves.

Tutor

Grace Carter-Allen

Dates and Times

30 October – 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
(This course is full. Please email admin@lmhs.org.uk if you would like to be kept informed of future courses)

Tuition Fee

Individual sessions £40

Introduction and Course Content

During this 4 hour session:
Students will learn how to thread the machine.
Learn how to use the machine and its functions and complete four different seams:

Plain seam
French seam
Flat-fell seam
Lapped seam

Make a simple item such as a cushion cover or fabric tote bag.

Entry Requirements

All levels. This course is for adult learners (18+) with no knowledge of sewing as well as for learners who have previous experience.

Location

All Sewn Up, Unit 1, The Coop Centre, 11 Mowll Street, London SW9 6BG.
Tel:  020 7840 0216
Email: admin@lmhs.org.uk

Number of Students

7 maximum

Assessment

Tutor feedback
Learner self-assessment

Resources

You will have the use of all equipment in the workroom including: large tables, sewing machines, over-lockers, irons & metal rulers.

Materials

Things needed on the day to bring along:

Fabric scissors
Tape measure
Pins
Stitch unpicker
Tailors chalk or marker
Pencil
Hand sewing needles.

How to Apply

Enrol in person, by post or email admin@lmhs.org.uk
Enrolment form available online or on request (by phone or email).

CROCHET for FAMILIES – free workshop

CROCHET FOR FAMILIES at All Sewn Up

Free workshop for Families with children 11+, All Materials Provided

Saturday 15 February 2020, 10.30am-12.30pm

Learn to crochet a multi-coloured Granny Square – can be used to make blankets, cushion covers, clothes and more. It is also a very portable fun and relaxing activity!

Places are limited and must be booked in advance: email admin@lmhs.org.uk to sign up and for more info.

Children must be accompanied by parent/guardian at all times (whether parent takes part in class or not).

All Sewn Up is in Unit 1, The Co-Op Centre, 11 Mowll Street, London SW9 6BG

OPEN DAY Sunday 2 Feb 2020, 12-4pm

Come and join Lady Margaret Hall Settlement Chair Danielle Arnaud, staff and tutors for a fun day at All Sewn Up to find out about our Sewing Classes and Activities – drinks and nibbles available

Take part in demonstrations with Clothes Making & Home Textile tutor Grace Carter-Allen, Embroidery tutor Richard McVetis and Quilting (English Paper Piecing) tutor Debra Webster

See our fully equipped sewing workshop and let us know what you’d like to learn and make – we’ll be here to answer all your queries and listen to your ideas

We are in Unit 1, the Co-op Centre, 11 Mowll Street, London SW9 6BG

RSVP email admin@lmhs.org.uk

We look forward to meeting you on Sunday 2 February from 12 noon!

FREE CLASSES! – Quilting (English Paper Piecing)

 

Great news! All Sewn Up bring you two free classes on Wednesday 4th or Saturday 7th December (both 10am-1pm).

Debra Webster will share her passion and knowledge of English Paper Piecing, a traditional quilting technique suitable for anyone with an interest in sewing – all levels welcome. It’s a beautifully social and relaxing activity, all hand stitching, cutting and gluing. See here for all info.

LIMITED SPACES! Don’t miss this chance, apply soonest: email admin@lmhs.org.uk to get your place in one of these classes.

Quilting (English Paper Piecing)

A great opportunity to learn the basics of this traditional quilting technique in a 3-Day Course and the chance of a Free Taster Class

Tutor

Debra Webster

Start and End Dates

Dates & Times TBC

Duration

Dates & Times TBC

Tuition Fee

Dates & Times TBC

Course Content

In this wonderful new Course, you will be introduced to the beautiful craft of English Paper Piecing, an ancient way of making patchwork by hand which dates back to at least the 18th century.

English Paper Piecing is simply the practice of basting fabric shapes to paper, either with thread or glue, and then sewing the edges together to form patchwork of varying shapes and sizes. This slow and gentle way of making patchwork is truly lovely, and moreover it is also wonderfully sociable and stress-free.

Beginners will be working initially with 2 inch hexagon paper shapes, and will learn the basics of:

– how to cut the fabric;

– how to quickly and easily baste it to the paper by using the glue-basting method;

– and then by using a simple whipstitch, you will learn how to sew the separate hexagons together to form a flower.

You will then be shown how to transform the patchwork flower into a lovely, unique keepsake: a lavender-filled sachet or a pin-cushion.

This class additionally will allow you to go on to work with other shapes and sizes and to create your own patchwork, as the same simple techniques are used for all English paper piecing patchwork.

More advanced students will be supported and guided into making larger English Paper Piecing quilting projects, such as cushion covers, table runners or bedspreads. They will be shown how to complete their items with:

– adding a variety of wadding and backing fabrics to the patchwork piece

– quilting the layers together with hand or machine stitching

– finishing the item with bias binding

Entry Requirements

All levels. This course is for adult learners (18+) with no knowledge of sewing as well as for learners who have previous experience.

Please note: rotary cutters and scissors may be used by students in this class so sufficient hand dexterity is necessary to handle the sharp equipment safely.

Location

All Sewn Up, Unit 1, The Coop Centre, 11 Mowll Street, London SW9 6BG.
Tel: 020 7840 0216
Email: admin@lmhs.org.uk

Number of Students

12 maximum

Assessment

Tutor feedback
Learner self-assessment

Resources

You will have the use of all equipment in the workroom including: large tables, cutting mats, sewing machines, irons & metal rulers.

Material Costs

For the 3-Day Course: a starter kit of 2″ Hexagon paper shapes and fabric will be available free of charge where needed; all other sewing materials and equipment are to be provided by the student, including thread, needles, fabric glue sticks, scissors, etc. A list of specialist suppliers and materials will be available from the tutor. Some materials and fabrics may be purchased in class at competitive prices – all purchases at All Sewn Up help with the running of the project by Lady Margaret Hall Settlement, Reg. Charity No.202918.

For the Free Taster Class: all fabrics, paper shapes, threads and needles will be provided free of charge. Please bring your own sewing kit if you have it (scissors, needles, etc).

How to Apply

Enrol in person, by post or email admin@lmhs.org.uk
Enrolment form available online or on request (by phone or email).