Teen Stitchers – Sew Your Own Clothes
This course is aimed at those with an interest in sewing and dressmaking aged 11 – 16. Throughout the 5 week course we’ll take students through the key elements of learning to sew and hopefully fire up their passion for fashion and textiles!
As well as helping with their creativity, learning to sew helps develop coordination and concentration skills, encourages expression through fashion and fabric and complements in-school activities such as textiles classes or Duke of Edinburgh skills activities.
Each course is 5 weeks long and will cover getting comfortable with the sewing machine, understanding how to follow a sewing pattern and sewing either a pair of PJ shorts and simple jersey top, a dungaree dress, a sweatshirt, a hoodie or a pair of tracksuit bottoms! Students who have attended previous terms can choose one of the alternative options and increase their skills and dressmaking knowledge.
Our sewing classes are relaxed and friendly, taking place at our beautiful studio at Holme Grange Craft Village in Wokingham, Berkshire. Students get to use our brand new digital Janome sewing machines and class sizes are capped.
The class includes expert instruction, use of the machines, tools, threads, elastic, interfacing etc and you’ll keep a copy of the patterns so you can make them again outside the class.
YOU NEED TO BRING
Students choosing to make shorts & t-shirt will need 1.5m of light to medium cotton fabric for their pyjama bottoms. We recommend cotton poplin, cotton lawn and brushed cottons. Students will also need 1.5m medium weight cotton jersey. (Please no viscose or poly jerseys as they’re too stretchy for the children to work with)
Students wanting to make the dungaree dress will need 1.5m of medium weight woven fabric such as cotton canvas, cotton twill or denim.
Students choosing the sweatshirt or hoodie will need 1.5m of ponte roma or sweatshirting fabric.
Students choosing the joggers need 1.5m of cotton jersey.
If you need any help with choosing fabric, please Contact Us. We do sell fabric in our studio and in our online shop.
Everything else, including elastic, interfacing and thread are all provided and students will keep the patterns they have used so they can make them again outside of the class.
Our classes are non-refundable so please make sure you’ve checked your diary carefully and read our Class FAQs before booking. These also cover lots of other questions so please do read them!
Please note you’ll receive a confirmation email upon booking and you’ll also receive a reminder email the week before your class. If you don’t receive these, please check your junk/spam folder.