Pattern Cutting & Sewing


Tuesdays 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm and Thursdays 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Dates to be confirmed
6 sessions £125

Pattern cutting and sewing class: Bodice Block

Tutor: Sokha Soong

This course is an introduction to pattern cutting for both men and women. It is aims to give you knowledge and understanding of pattern cutting and how it is used to develop the desired designs. For this beginner’s class, you will learn to construct your own personal block. Learn how to take measurements and how to sew up your own toile, (a sample of your block made from calico)

The Block you can choose from for womenswear 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

The block you can choose from for menswear are:
THE CLASSIC SHIRT BLOCK
THE TAILORED SHIRT BLOCK – a closer fitting shirt with a wider shoulder line
THE CASUAL SHIRT BLOCK
THE ONE-PIECE SLEEVE – ideal for all three blocks

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

What you will gain from this course:
• A bodice block/ shirt block
• A one-piece sleeve block
• A sample of your block made in calico (toile)
• A sleeve placket and cuff sample
• A collar and collar stand sample
• Knowledge in how to thread and use a sewing machine
• Learn how to insert a sleeve head into the armhole
• Learn how to do the fitting of your toile
• Learn how to make amendment to the toile and then transfer it to the block

Pattern Cutting and Sewing course, Frequently asked questions:

What do I need to bring for this course?
You will need to have 1x folder, 1x mechanical pencil 0.5 or 0.7, 1x rubber and a tube storage for carrying your pattern pieces

Is this course suitable for men?
This course is for both men and women adult students. They can choose to develop blocks for men or womenswear.

Will I need any pattern cutting experience for this course?
You do not need any fashion pattern cutting or sewing experience for this course.

What level is this course?
This course starts at beginner level when you join and will progress towards advance as you continue. You will be guided through each block that you will choose to learn each term. The pace will be flexible to the pace you are comfortable in learning. Which means you can carry on into the next term if you choose to carry on. Your tutor will do her best to guide you to be at similar pace as others in your group.

How long will it take to complete a block?
It will take about 5-6 weeks for student to complete a block. They would have drafted a personal block, made up a toile, done a fitting, and make any adjustment to the block if needed.

What is a block?
A block is a foundation pattern constructed to fit an average or individual figure. The designer uses a foundation pattern (block) as a basis for making the pattern for a design.

What is a toile?
This is the finished block made up in calico to check the proportion and shape.

What is a pattern?
A developed design drafted from block. They may include style lines, tucks, gathers, pleats or draped but still have the basic fit of the block used.

What is a sample?
It is the design cut out in fabric and made up. This is an important stage for manufacture and individual to test their pattern before going into bulk production or cutting into expensive fabric for individual.

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Makers’ Homework Club

Fridays 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
22 April – 15 July 2022
Suggested donation £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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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

Saturday 21 May 2022 – 10:00 am to 3:30 pm

Tuition Fee

Individual sessions £55

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

The course is for adult learners (+18) with limited or no previous experience. Students could then enrol on the Beginners Clothed Making course.

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).

Sewing & Textiles Club (no tutor)

A calm and friendly environment where you can practice sewing and complete projects. An opportunity to use the amazing facilities at All Sewn Up.

Tutor

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

Start and End Dates

Mondays 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
25 April – 23 May 2022 and
4 July – 18 July 2022
£15 per session

Duration

Mondays  10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Sewing & Textiles Club fee

£15 per session

Introduction and Club Content

All Sewn Up’s Sewing & Textiles Club is a calm and friendly environment where you can practice without tutor a variety of textile-based techniques such as Soft Furnishing, Clothes Making, Embroidery, Knitting, Crochet, etc.

This is a unique opportunity to use on an hourly basis the amazing facilities at All Sewn Up – including large cutting and ironing tables, Bernina sewing and over-locker machines, industrial sewing machines, pressure-steam irons.

Aimed at both budding and experienced sewers who wish to advance or complete projects, as well as at students and practitioners of Fashion and Textile Design disciplines who need a well-equipped workshop to experiment with their creative ideas.

Entry Requirements

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

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

Will vary depending on which activities people are doing, with a maximum of 12 for most sessions.

Assessment

New users will be inducted into the safe use of All Sewn Up’s workshop equipment and Health & Safety procedures on first session each term. LMHS/ASUP reserve the right to refuse this Sewing Club session to anyone who is deemed unable or unwilling to abide by its Terms & Conditions of Use. [these will be available online as a PDF to download as well as on the Club register to read and sign for]

Resources

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

Material Costs

You will need to provide all the materials necessary to work on your project. Some materials are available to purchase at ASUP. There might be small charges for the use of consumables.

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).

Hand Embroidery Short Course

NEW Weekend Class: learn essential Hand Embroidery techniques in a creative and imaginative way with award-winning artist Richard McVetis

Tutor

Richard McVetis

Date and Time

Saturday 25 June 2022
11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Tuition Fee

3 hours@ £40

Introduction and Course Content

For this course, artist Richard McVetis draws on his love of stitching, paying special attention to time, labour and care in the making of Embroidery pieces.

This workshop will explore a combination of traditional Hand Embroidery techniques, how you do it and why you do it. We will explore the tenderness; the slowness and rhythms of hand stitching; the versatility and strengths of embroidery for drawing and mark making; and the pleasure in having time to make.

This is an experimental approach to stitching and draws on the imagination of each participant: create textures and patterns, work a stitch in different threads changing its scale and spacing, work freely, and combine stitches to mark make and draw.

Practical help will be given by demonstrating the many ways in which this can be achieved using the simplest of hand embroidery techniques, no knowledge of particular and precise embroidery techniques are needed. The emphasis will be on both group and individual tuition.

We will learn the following stitches: Running, Back, Straight, Couching, Whipped Running, Seeding, Stem, Fly, Blanket and Chain.

Objectives:

-To develop traditional Hand Embroidery skills
-To translate your own thoughts and inspiration into stitch
-To develop an understanding of embroidery as a contemporary art medium

Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for adult learners (18+) with basic hand stitch experience. Beginners are also very welcome.

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, sewing machines, over-lockers, irons & metal rulers. You will have the use of an Embroidery hoop for the duration of the course.

Material Costs

Most embroidery materials including worksheets, embroidery canvas needles and haberdashery items will be provided for the course; there might be small fees for additional items.

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).

Clothes Upcycling

UpCycling is Fashion!!😃
Transform your old garments into something new ready to show off and to wear.

Tutor

Luciana Pulcini

Start and End Dates

Wednesdays 10:00 am – 12:30pm
Dates to be confirmed  (6 sessions £125)

Course Content

Students will learn how to deconstruct a second-hand item (their own old clothes) that they will have brought to the class. They will aim to create a new piece by recomposing and reconstructing the original garment.  At the end of 5 or 6 sessions, students should have transformed their selected garments, ready to show off and to wear.

Some sewing ability and how to use a sewing machine will be necessary.

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

5 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.

What you will need

Your own discarded, unloved, damaged garments – ready for a complete make over!

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).