Dressmaking Techniques for a Professional Finish – Fastenings, Zips, Loops, Hooks + Buttonholes

Tutor: Claire Humphries

Lunch: Price includes a hearty lunch.

Level:
Intermediate

Typically for a max of 8 people.

Full Day

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Pop your sewing machine in the boot and join professional dressmaker, Claire Humphries for this workshop where you’ll learn all the tips and techniques you’ll need to create a professional finish.

The day will focus on fastenings, in particular, these challenging areas:

– fly and concealed zips
– lacing rouleau loops and flat loops
– selecting the correct buttonhole for the job

Please note you should already be reasonably confident with your sewing machine before attending and you must ensure that your machine is in full working order.

Please note there is a £8 material charge payable on the day.

Click on the title below to find a list of what you’ll need to bring with you if anything.

What to expect

Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.

Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.

Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.

We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!

What you’ll need to bring with you

Your sewing machine (including manual and attachments), scissors, needles, pins, tape measure, unpicker, pencil, thread.

***ENSURE YOUR MACHINE IS IN FULL WORKING ORDER BEFORE THE DAY***
IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH YOUR MACHINE WE HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF MACHINES THAT CAN BE BORROWED SO PLEASE LET US KNOW.

“Claire was excellent and very patient!”

– Claire

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