NEW Melbourne Sew Inn classes

We’re very excited to announce that Vanessa Lucas will be running two new Sew Inn classes in November. Please note that these classes will be held in Melbourne only and places are strictly limited (max 5 students per class).———SLEEVE WORKSHOP – BRING IN YOUR SLEEVE PROBLEM!
Saturday 12 November 11am-1:30 ($60)This workshop will begin with a demonstration and you will then be assisted to set in a sleeve from a project of your own. A calico sleeve and garment section from the same pattern used in the demonstration class can be used if you do not have a current sleeve project. Along with your problem sleeve, you will need to bring pins, handsewing needle/s, thread and scissors.
Saturday 19th November 11am-3pm ($80)If you are able to sew your own garments but experience frustration with producing ill-fitting garments this workshop will enable you to adjust a bodice or dress pattern to fit exactly (no pants or sleeves this time).To prepare for the workshop you will need to cut out your pattern (perhaps it will be one that you have previously used and know that it needs some work). If you are in doubt make sure the size you cut is too big rather than too small. Cut a calico (or scrap fabric) garment from this pattern. Do not cut pockets, facings or sleeves but bring the entire pattern to the workshop. Sew the calico together using a big stitch and even a contrasting thread so that seams can be unpicked quickly if necessary.Please be aware that the fitting of your calico will take place in the shop during business hours so that you wear a close fitting t-shirt and leggings if your calico won’t cover as much as you would like.As well as your calico and pattern you will need pins, measuring tape, ruler, sharp pencil, eraser, paper scissors, fabric scissors, magic or sticky tape, needle and thread. If you have a grading ruler, tracing wheel or coloured texta pens these can be helpful.——-We anticipate running more in 2012, but will gauge the response of these two classes prior to announcing further dates. All bookings must be made online here.

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