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Children 8 to 16 Learn to Sew Classes

Dates: See link below
Time: 4 pm – 5 pm
Cost: from $25

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Make It Sew! with the Craftorialist

Work on any project you with to sew and receive export help from the Craftorialist.

Dates: See link below
Time: 1 pm – 4 pm
Cost: From $50
Note: Sessions are limited to 6 participants.

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Sewing Help and Guidance with Meraki Cottage

Help and guidance on any project you are working on.

Dates: See link below
Time: 1 pm – 4 pm
Cost: from $10

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Dress Shirt Collar Construction

A shirt collar with a stand is a feature used extensively in both men’s and women’s wear and is considered a wardrobe essential.

There are methods and techniques that take the mystery out of this collar style that will enable you to sew a beautiful collar that looks fabulous on the inside and the outside.

Join us on Saturday 16 March 2024 from 10:30 am until 3:00 pm for this workshop.
You will take home a completed sample, along with sample pattern and handout notes.

This workshop is suitable for those who have had experience using a sewing machine making beginner level projects and for those more skilled who want to brush up on techniques. Machines must be in good working order and will include the manual.

Other requirements include:

  • a new size 80 Universal machine needle
  • Regular machine foot
  • ¼ inch machine foot
  • Edge stitch machine foot (optional, but useful)
  • Gutermann/Mettler polyester thread
  • Paper scissors
  • Fabric scissors
  • Pins
  • Seam ripper/Quick unpick
  • Fabric marking pencil or pen
  • Tape measure
  • Clear plastic ruler
  • Pen for note taking

A fabric kit is included in fee.

Date: Saturday 16 March 2024
Time: 10:30 am – 3.00 pm (with half hour lunch break)
Cost: $90.00 per person (includes prepared fabric kit)

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The One Hour Dress with The Craftorialist

It is 100 years since the so-called One Hour Dress was popularised among home sewists in 1924 – and it is still a beautifully wearable dress today!

Infinitely customisable and flattering on most body types, the pattern is extremely easy to create and to sew.

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