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Sewing Class 2: Sling Bag

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The lovely students at The Sewing Room on Tuesday created these cool and practical sling bags. They brought with them some of their favourite fabric and working incredible hard to produce these great bags. There is no stopping them now.
Kate Sling Bag Sewing Class 2 The Sewing Room
Gorgeous Mother to Be Kate with be able to fill her bag with a few baby essentials in the not to distant further.
Zuzana Sling Bag Sewing Class 2 The Sewing Room
This is Zuzana first sewing class ever, she was brilliant. It want be to long before she is creating beautiful Wedding Dresses.

Written by Penelope Leonard

February 18th, 2010 at 11:58 am

Children’s Sewing Classes.

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Children Sewing Class Bird Brooch The Sewing Room 

Sew your own beautiful bird brooch to dress up any outfit.
 

 

 Lana and Scarlet Bird Brooch The Sewing Room

We had a lovely day on Saturday, sewing and creating beautiful bird brooches and buttons hair pins. Our small group of girls varying in age from 6 to 10 years old, focused so hard on their sewing to create these fantastic bird brooches. They blanket stitched around bird shapes cut out of Japanese fabric, then filled them with wadding and attached a lace wing. Then a bead was stitched on for a sparkling eye. I was so impressed with their attention to detail, creating perfect little stitches.

Jamilah Bird Brooch Children Sewing Class The Sewing Room

We also made covered buttons in matching fabric for hair pins, which was just as fun.

Hair Pins Childrens Sewing Class The Sewing Room

What a lovely way to spend Saturday afternoon. Thank you lovely young ladies.

Lana Children Sewing Class Bird Brooch The Sewing Room

Written by Penelope Leonard

February 17th, 2010 at 11:32 am

Sewing Class 1 – The Machine & Basic Functions

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Rachel the sewing room

Didn’t we have a lovely day, the day we went to The Sewing Room. It was a beautiful day to learn to sew as it was wet and dark outside as we toiled away like busy little beavers. There was time to chat and enjoy a cup of tea while we made these beautiful bags.

Susan The Sewing Room

There was lots of smiles in the fun and relaxed environment where you learn the basics of using a sewing machine.

Rachel with finish bag the sewing room

And you go home with a gorgeous new bag, made by you. Pretty clever aren’t you!!!

Written by Penelope Leonard

February 9th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

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Tessuti’s New Shipment of Italian Wools

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New Italian Wools

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I always feel like a child in a lolly shop when I visit Tessuti Fabric store. Friday was no different, beautiful delicious wools to make scrumptious new coats, trousers, skirts and jackets to keep us snuggly warm this winter. The new shipment of Italian 2010 Autumn/Winter  come in a magnificent selection of wools in plain, textured, tweeds, jerseys and the fantastic boiled wool from European designers like Armani, Chanel and Missoni.

Why not make a new winter skirt in our Sewing Class 4: Sewing the basic skirt or if you are a little more adventurous start tailoring techniques on the 6th April 10am to 1pm. 

Tailoring Techniques

You can choose from 3 tailored jacket designs for women, Vogue Pattern code V8333, V8428 and V7975. Create a tailored fit using professional construction techniques and finishes. These will include welt pockets, collar, lapel, facing and linings.

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 V8333

 

V7975

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V8428

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Written by Penelope Leonard

February 7th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

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Children and Teens Classes

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Children and Teens Classes

Beautiful bird brooch / Buttons hair pins 6+
1 x 2 hour class
Saturday 13 February 2010 2pm – 4pm

Wise old owl (girls) and monsters (boys) t-shirt 6+
1 x 2 hour class
Saturday 20 march 2010 2pm – 4pm

The Sewing Room @ The Fashion & Textile Gallery conducts a school holiday program from the 5th April to 17th April 2010. These classes are designed for children aged six and up and there are lots of fun.

Written by Penelope Leonard

February 7th, 2010 at 7:57 am

Textile Classes

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Introductory Embroidery Stitches and Beading Techniques copyTextile Design Classes

 Introductory Embroidery Stitches and Beading Techniques
1 x 5 hour class
Saturday 6 March 2010 10am – 4pm

Textile Design I
1 x 3 hour class
Saturday 13 February 2010 10am – 1pm

Textile Design II
1 x 3 hour class
Wednesday 24 February 2010 2-5pm

 

Written by Penelope Leonard

February 7th, 2010 at 7:42 am

Fashion Design Classes

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Fashion Design 1
1 x 3 hour session
Sunday 21 February 2010 11am – 2pm

Fashion Design 2
1 x 3 hour session
Wednesday 24 February 2010 2 – 5pm

 

 

 

Written by Penelope Leonard

February 7th, 2010 at 7:37 am

Patternmaking Classes

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Pattern making for skirts copyPatternmaking Classes

Introduction to Patternmaking I
8 x 3 hour session
Commencement date: 
Tuesday 16 February 2010 10am- 1pm
Tuesday 9 March 2010 6-9pm

Patternmaking for skirts
3 x 3 hour session
Saturday 27 March & 4 April 2010 10am – 3.30pm

Reproduce Your Favourite Garments
Commencement date: 
Monday 22 February 2010 10am- 1pm

Written by Penelope Leonard

February 7th, 2010 at 7:28 am

Sewing Classes

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Sewing Classes

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Sewing Classes Introduction to Sewing I

 8 x 3 hour session

 Tuesday 16 February 2010 1.45 – 4.45pm

Sewing Class 1: The Machine & Basic Functions

1 x 3 hour session

Tuesday 9 February 2010 1.45 – 4.45pm

Friday 26 February 2010 2 -5pm

Sewing Class 2: Sling Bag

1 x 3 hour session

Friday 12 February 2010 10am -1pm

Tuesday 16 February 2010 1.45 – 4.45pm

Sewing Class 3: Zippers, Casings & Buttonholes

1 x 3 hour session

Thursday 11 February 2010 6 – 9pm

Friday 19 February 2010 10am – 1pm

Tuesday 23 February 2010 1.45 – 4.45pm

 

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Sewing Class 4: Sewing the basic skirt

1 x 6 hour session or 2 x 3 hour session

Thursday 18 & 25 February 2010 6 – 9pm

Friday 26 February & 5 March 2010 10am – 1pm

Tuesday 2 & 7  March 2010 1.45 – 4.45pm

Sewing Class 5: Sewing the basic shirt

1 x 6 hour session or 2 x 3 hour session

Wednesday 17 February 2010 10am – 5pm

Thursday 4 & 11 March 2010 6 – 9pm

Tuesday 16 & 23 March 2010 1.45 – 4.45pm

Sewing Class 6: Sewing with Stretch Fabrics

1 x 3 hour sessions

Monday 15 February 2010 2-5pm

Thursday 18 March 2010 6 – 9pm

Tuesday 30 March 2010 1.45 – 4.45pm

Boxers Shorts

1 x 2 hour session

Saturday 20 February 2010 10 – 12pm

PJ Shirt & Pants

2 x 3 hour session

Saturday 13 March 2010 10am – 4pm

Basic alterations

1 x 3 hour session

Monday 1 March 2010 2pm – 5pm

FOR MEN: Begin, alter & repair in 3 hours

1 x 3 hour session

Saturday 20 February 2010 1 – 4pm

Simple Shift Dress

3 x 3 hour session

Thursday 4 & 11 March 2010 10am – 1pm

Children’s wear Age 1 to 4

2 x 3 hour session

Thursday 11 & 18 February 2010 10am -1pm

Thursday 25 March 2010 10am – 1pm

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Tailoring Techniques

4 x 3 hour session

Tuesday 6, 13, 20 & 27 April 2010 10am -1pm

Sewing Evening and Formal Wear

3 x 3 hour session

Tuesday 4,11 & 18 May 10am – 1pm

A5 Journal Cover 1 x 3 hour class

Wednesday 10 February 2010 2 – 5pm

Shoulder Satchel

1 x 3 hour sessions

Thursday 25 February 2010 2 – 5pm

Retro Floor Cushions

1 x 2 hour sessions

Friday 12 February 2010 2 – 5pm

Retro Kitchenware – Apron and potholder to match

1 x 3 hour class

Friday 19 February 2010 2-5pm

Written by Penelope Leonard

February 5th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

Fashion Illustration workshop with Grant Cowan

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Fashion Illustration workshop with Grant Cowan

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Grant Cowan illustrator of the gorgeous book “Dreaming of Dior ” by Charlotte Smith will be holding a workshop on Saturday 27th February at the Sewing Room. He will begin by talking about being an illustrator and will explain how the wonderful fashion drawings in the book came about, showing you original artwork and drawings in progress.

This weekend workshop offers a fun and relaxed environment where you learn the basics of fashion drawing. You will be provided with fashion templates to get you started on your own designing. You will also learn how to build your own templates. This workshop aims to provide an understanding of how important illustration is to the garment making process, and is a great start to building your own fashion folio.

For more information regarding classes you can email info@thesewingroom.com.au

Written by Penelope Leonard

February 5th, 2010 at 9:17 pm