BEGINNERS SEWING - NEWBIES

6 WEEKS | 2.5hrs/week | $420

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Join our classes to learn how to make clothes you will be proud to wear. Interact with others, and develop sewing skills in a friendly and professional environment, working in a light-filled modern spacious studio.

In this 6 week series designed for the absolute beginner, we will cover:

Week 1:

  • Learn how to thread and maintain your machine.

  • Basic uses for your machine, including needle position & back tacking.

  • Practice basic stitches, sewing in a straight line, curve and following guides.

  • Bring a picture of a design you want to make including the pattern and fabric if you have these already, or our teacher will guide you through the process of finding a pattern and the fabric based on the picture you bring to this first class. (eg simple dress/skirt/top/pull on pants in cotton/poly cotton or similar). We will review the suitability for your beginners class.

 

Week 2:

  • Cut your selected garment including how to read the pattern, take measurements, any basic adjustments you require, fusing and ready for the sewing to start. 

Weeks 3 to 6:

  • Making your garment, including basting, pinning, overlocking, sewing, under pressing and fusing. You’ll work at your own pace and learn skills every step of the way.

Bonus:

  • You can come in to use Studio Subi for one free time sewing session of your choice.

What you'll need to bring:

  • Your sewing machine, or hire 1 of 2 that we have in the studio for $5 per lesson.

  • Starter's sewing kit - we'll provide you with the shopping list, or purchase the kit from our studio supplies.

What we'll provide:

  • Professional teacher

  • Cutting table space

  • Metre stick

  • Use of overlocker

  • Your own spacious sewing table

  • Light-filled, open, spacious modern studio

  • Fun vibes in a professional environment

  • Option for you to choose the pattern & item YOU wish to learn to sew. The difference with our class is that students do not all have to sew the same pattern - you can make the most of this class and come out with items you will use.

Time:

Currently in progress: 6pm-8.30pm every Thursday

We require 4 students for this class to go ahead.

 

Alternative times can be created if we can get a minimum of 4 students. Please note this in your message.

 

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ABOUT YOUR TEACHER

ELANA GELDENHUYS  |  HIGHLY EXPERIENCED SEWING PROFESSIONAL

With 37 years of professional experience in the sewing industry having worked as head designer for over 10 years on high fashion, menswear, evening wear and children’s wear.

 

For the last 27 years, Elana and her husband has owned a corporate uniform business, where Elana undertook designing, sourcing and manufacturing of uniforms for corporates including the West Australian Fire Brigades, St John of God Hospital Murdoch, Cities of Stirling, Swan and Canning, Skywest Airlines, SKG Radiology, Professionals Real Estate Group, Lotterywest, Perth Rad Clinics, Juvenile Custodial Services and many more. During this time Elana also had private clients for whom she custom designed and constructed the garments for people of all body types and worked with all the fabric types you can imagine. Elana especially loves dress making.

Elana would love to share her skills and knowledge of the clothing and fashion industry, and to pass on her extensive sewing skills and passion for clothes that are an expression of you.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Please note that once booked, tickets are non-refundable. You may however transfer your ticket to another participant. Should a workshop be cancelled due to Covid restrictions your workshop will be rescheduled or you will be given a 12 month credit to rebook when we reopen.

When arriving, attending and leaving the workshop, it is your responsibility to follow all safety precautions. Upon booking, you agree that you are fully responsible for your property and physical safety during the workshop. Studio Subi and your workshop teacher hold no personal liability or responsibility for any damage, loss or theft to personal property, or any physical injuries that occur during the workshop.