Sewing (Introductory to Intermediate Level)
Learn to cut, fit and sew a classic button down shirt in a supportive environment. Topics include, taking measurements, fabric selection, collars and cuffs, sleeve placket and professional tips and tricks. The project can be modified for a variety of skill levels, but students should have basic sewing skills and be able to: thread the machine, wind a bobbin, and stitch a seam.
Sara Roth is a visual artist and art educator based in Sydney. Her multi-disciplinary art practice includes drawing, printmaking, and community-based work. Sara is also a trained dressmaker and sewed for five seasons with the Stratford Theatre Festival. She is currently working with Lumière Arts Festival Association as Event and Outreach Coordinator.
Materials and Supplies - Please bring to every class
Tools and Notions
Ruler - see through ruler at least 12” long is best, but a regular ruler will do as well.
Tape measure - flexible, but not stretchy
Pencil - just a regular old pencil, mechanical is fine too.
Fabric pencil or Watercolour pencil - for marking on dark fabrics (choose a light colour like yellow or pink)
Snips (optional - for clipping threads at the machine)
Seam ripper - for those moments when you need to ‘reverse sew.’
Hand sewing needles - mix pack
Thimble - should fit on your middle finger tight enough that it won’t fly off if you wave your hand
A spool of thread (any colour will do)
Box or Basket to hold all this stuff
Fabric and Thread etc.
We will supply fabric for sewing samples and practice.
Shirt pattern will be provided (in any size).
For the second class you will need to source or purchase project fabric, thread and buttons, but you may want to wait until we discuss the project during the first class.
If you have a machine that you would like to use feel free to bring it to class. If you don’t have a machine, don’t worry! We’ll have a few on hand to share between participants.
For more information on this program or to register, email email@example.com or phone 902.539.7491 ext 111.