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.

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).

New! Knitting & Crochet for Peace & Relaxation

A new course to learn or refresh basic stitches as well as to help and guide you through your knitting & crochet projects in a sociable & relaxing class

KNITTING & CROCHET for Peace and Relaxation
Dates & Times TBC
Please email admin@lmhs.org.uk for info and to register your interest

6 sessions: £75/£45c. Or Drop-In £15/10c

Beginners will learn how to carry out basic stitches. Intermediate and advanced students will be supported in following patterns, making up and finishing garments, learning any relevant new skills as required.
Learners will be given information and simple techniques to use knitting and crochet to help with relaxation, and improve peace of mind.

This course is aimed at adults 18+
and suitable for All Levels
ENROL NOW!

NEW! Knitting & Crochet for Peace & Relaxation

KNITTING & CROCHET
for Peace and Relaxation
Wednesdays 24 July-28 August, 10am-12.30pm
6 sessions: £75/£45c. Or Drop-In £15/10c
NEW Summer Short Course and Drop-In to keep you busy and relaxed during the holiday season
Beginners will learn how to carry out basic stitches. Intermediate and advanced students will be supported in following patterns, making up and finishing garments, learning any relevant new skills as required.
Have fun making scarves, granny squares for cushion covers or blankets, crochet necklaces, coasters, or any other knitting or crochet project you’d like help with!
Learners will be given information and simple techniques to use knitting and crochet to help with relaxation, and improve peace of mind.

This course is aimed at adults 18+
and suitable for All Levels
ENROL NOW!