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Sewing Academy

We have officially started our Barbara McKenzie Sewing Academy classes, but if you're interested it isn't too late!

Contact us and we'll arrange a catch-up lesson for you, to get you up to speed with where the rest of the class is, and thereafter you can attend as normal on Saturday mornings.

Classes are held in River Club (Rivonia) on Saturday mornings, from 09:00 until 12:00.

Kindly note that payments for classes must be made prior to arriving to class. Each class is R350.00. Notes are provided and we require you to bring your own sewing machines. If you do not have one, please contact us and we can direct you to stores that have brand news ones and second hand ones. 

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Lesson

Date

Content
1 6 Oct 2018

Sewing 101 - How a sewing machine works?

(Learning the various parts of a machine and when and how to use them.) 

2 13 Oct 2018

Fabrics & Stitching

(A "follow the line" stitching exercise to get used to sewing and fabric types and their uses.)

3 20 Oct 2018

First Item - Tote Bag  

(Making our first item using a pattern.)

4 27 Oct 2018

Second Item - Apron  

(Making our second item using a pattern)

5 3 Nov 2018

Taking Measurements & Adapting Commercial Patterns 

(How to use standardized patterns to create your own customized patterns.) 

6 10 Nov 2018

The Skirt 

(Taking all we've learnt to create something we can actually wear, a basic skirt).

7 17 Nov 2018

The Blouse

(Taking all we've learnt to create something we can actually wear, a basic blouse.)

8 24 Nov 2018

The Dress 

(Taking all we've learnt to create something we can actually wear, a basic dress.)

9 1 Dec 2018

The Trousers

(Taking all we've learnt to create something we can actually wear, a basic pair of trousers.)

10 8 Dec 2018

Recap Lesson

(Going back to any problem areas and improving on our new skills.)