Sewing Classes and Fabric Crafts
Our sewing classes cater for complete beginners as well as those wanting to get help in starting or completing a project. Fulfill your dreams to make your own clothes, home furnishings, and accessories! Bring your own machine, or use one of ours and sew to your heart’s content.
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Learn to Sew
(Introduction to sewing with a machine)
This class is aimed at people who have never used a sewing machine before.
In this class you will learn to use a sewing machine for simple projects – we will cover threading the machine, sewing seams, finishing edges, and we will make a simple re-usable shopper bag as a first project. We will provide the fabric and thread – there will be a choice of a few different designs / colours. We have 3 sewing machines available at the craft room, but if you have a machine at home and you want to learn how to use your particular machine then feel free to bring it along with you (and the instructions if you have them!)
Cost: 70 CHF
Materials: all materials are provided
Introduction to Embroidery
Learn basic embroidery stitches – satin stitch, french knots, split and stem stitch. We will embroider a small design onto fabric which could be made into a pin cushion, a small purse or a necklace as in the picture. A choice of designs and colours will be available. Embroidery can be used to embellish all kinds of objects from bags and cushions to clothing and even canvas shoes!
Cost: 60 CHF
Materials: we provide embroidery thread, needle, designs and fabric
Do you have the dreaded jeans waist gap? Trousers too long? Gappy top? Bring it along and we will help you to perform simple alterations on your non-fitting clothes.
We can also show you how to sew on buttons, repair rips, and even how to darn socks the old fashioned way.
Please note that some things may not be fixable – broken zips can be difficult to replace for example, it depends on how the item was put together in the first place. Also if something is too small, we may be able to make some suggestions on how to alter it, but you may need extra fabric, and again it may not be possible.
Some alterations may be easier to do by hand sewing, other things we will do with the sewing machine – we have machines at the Craft Room to use.
Please drop us a message if you want to check that your alterations are feasible to do in class.
Cost: 52 CHF
Materials: please bring one or several items to fix and some matching thread.
There are no dates for this class at the moment, contact us if you’re interested to find out when we run it again.
Zip Pouch Bags
At this class we will make a zip up pouch bag – it can be flat or have boxed corners. Zip pouches are endlessly useful – use them for everything from makeup bags to storing your phone charger to putting your knitting project in. You must know the basics of using a sewing machine for this class, but no special skills are needed.
Cost: 65 CHF
Materials: We provide a selection of fabrics, if you would rather choose your own then please let us know and we can adjust the price accordingly and let you know how much fabric to bring.
No dates for this class at the moment, coming again soon