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Sat, 13 Jan


32 Palmer Rd

Zero to Hero for Absolute Beginners

Learn the basics of sewing and change your life

Zero to Hero for Absolute Beginners
Zero to Hero for Absolute Beginners

Time & Location

13 Jan 2024, 09:30 – 20 Apr 2024, 12:00

32 Palmer Rd, 32 Palmer Rd, Muizenberg, Cape Town, 7950, South Africa

About the Event

You will learn all the basics of sewing in 3 months of Saturday morning classes.

Machines and fabrics are provided.

In the first 6 classes you will discover and begin to master THE BASICS

  • How to set up a sewing machine
  • How to use a machine skillfully
  • Seam allowances and grainlines
  • Cutting fabric and laying up a pattern correctly
  • Basic sewing skills - sewing straight; sewing corners correctly

You will make 2-3 projects chosen to develop and practice your sewing skills and teach simple construction techniques:

  • Sew a bag with lining
  • How to create straps from scratch
  • Create a super useful and trendy tool belt apron. It's great for use in your classes and has loads of pockets for your sewing tools
  • How to attach a waistband
  • Intro to using a zip foot and create a zippered bag to keep your sewing tools in

Now you are ready for Part 2 - MAKE YOUR OWN CLOTHING

  • Take proper measurements
  • Choose the correct size on a pattern
  • How to read a pattern and what it all means
  • Tracing a pattern from a multi sized pattern
  • Layup the pattern pieces correctly onto the fabric
  • Sew a pair of shorts/pants with elasticated waistband and inseam pockets
  • Sew a t shirt or sweatshirt and learn how to attach neck and waistbands
  • Introduction to sewing knit fabrics
  • Learn how to sew darts
  • An intro to adjusting patterns to better fit your body

We will make 2 or possibly 3 items of clothing depending on the group's speed and decisions.

A take home pattern will be supplied for one of the projects and the rest are studio patterns .

It is best to have a machine at home for this second part of the course because there is a lot of sewing to do but it is not essential.

You will need:

Fabric scissors

Basic sewing tools as discussed in part one - pins, tailors chalk, unpicker, nippers, pack of machine needles

Some fabric - to be discussed


  • Zero to Hero Saturdays

    From R 3 000,00 to R 6 000,00
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    • R 6 000,00
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