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Learn to Sew Thursday 21st October 2010 6pm to 9pm

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Introduction to Sewing

Start Thursday evening 21st October from 6pm to 9pm 100_6322
8 Weeks
This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of sewing in a hands-on learning environment. Students will complete Sewing Class 1 to 5 over the eight week program. Aspects of construction such as cutting, laying, fusing, yokes, pockets, waistbands, fastenings will be explored and you will create a fabulous range of item from a sling bag to a basic skirt and shirt. Students will use domestic Bernina/Bernette sewing machines and apply professional finishes to their garments.

Or do a one off class

Sewing Class 1: The Machine & Basic Functions
1 x 3 hour session
Thursday 21 October 2010 6pm to 9pm

Sewing Class 2: Sling Bag
1 x 3 hour session
Thursday 28 October 2010 6pm to 9pm
 

Sewing Class 3: Zippers, Casings & Buttonholes
1 x 3 hour session
Saturday 16 October 2010 2pm to 5pm
Thursday 4 November 2010 6pm to 9pm

Sewing Class 4: Sewing the basic skirt
2 x 3 hour session
Thursday 14 & 21 October 2010 6pm to 9pm
Thursday & Saturday 21 & 23 October 2010 2pm to 5pm

Sewing Class 5: Sewing the basic shirt
3 x 3 hour session
Thursday 28 October, 4 & 11 November 2010 6pm to 9pm
Thursday 25 November, 2 & 9 December 2010 6pm to 9pm

Sewing Class 6: Simple Dress
3 x 3 hour session
Thursday 28 October, 4 & 11 November 2010 6pm to 9pm
Thursday 18 & 25 November, 2 December 2010 6pm to 9pm

For more information regarding classes you can call Penelope on 0432 688 536 or email bookings@thesewingroom.com.au

 

Written by Penelope Leonard

October 12th, 2010 at 5:56 am

Tailoring Techniques Saturday 12th, 19th & 26th June 2010 9.30am to 1.30pm

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Tailoring Techniques

You can choose from 3 tailored jacket designs for women, Vogue Pattern code V8333, V8428 and V7975. In this sewing class create a tailored fit using professional construction techniques and finishes. These will include welt pockets, collar, lapel, facing and linings. So visit one of the Tessuti Fabric stores or The Fabric Store in Cooper Street Surry Hills for beautiful delicious wools to make a scrumptious new coats, to keep you snuggly warm this winter. And pop down to The Fabric Store for 50% of Vogue pattern until the 15th May 2010.

 For more information regarding classes you can call Penelope on 0432 688 536 or email bookings@thesewingroom.com.au

 

Written by Penelope Leonard

June 7th, 2010 at 1:10 am

Embroidery & Beading Tecniques

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Introductory Embroidery Stitches and Beading Techniques copyIntroductory to Embroidery & Beading Techniques
Saturday 22 May 2010 10am – 4pm

This weekend workshop offers a fun and relaxed environment where you learn the basics & explore a range of introductory embroidery stitches and beading techniques as used in haute couture fashion and antique clothing. Traditional stitching methods are applied to basic samples, then latest textile trends provide inspiration for an embellishment design exercise. Resources include garments from The Darnell Collection and contemporary fashion forecast information to demonstrate the potential of the techniques and current uses by designers.
1 x 5 hour sessions
$125

Written by Penelope Leonard

May 6th, 2010 at 1:01 am

Millinery & Silk Flower Workshop

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Fascinator WorkshopFascinator Workshop
Saturday 5th June from 10pm to 4pm

We have a few places still available for this exciting workshop, Catherine will demonstrate how to create a base shape using the sinamay and a basic wooden block and millinery wire.
Using some vintage hats and headpieces as inspiration we will use a modern millinery product Sinamay to interpret a contemporary design. You will create a wonderful headpiece and also learn some delightful ways to master the use of sinamay as a trim. You will also learn a few techniques with feathers to add panache to your headpiece.

Learn about which hats will suit your unique face shape and uncover some of the mysteries of millinery using traditional wooden millinery blocks at this one day workshop. Students are welcome to bring along with them a special brooches or exquisite feathers that can be incorporate into their fascinator. To be held at The Sewing Room on Saturday 5th June from 10pm to 4pm.

Silk Rose Workshop
Thursday 3rd June from 10am to 2pm

My Mother had spoken of this technique as she had seen it as a child and was fasinated by the brass flower tools that formed the petals so when Catherine Kelly told me about it. I asked if she could delivery a class at The Sewing Room. You will be delighted with the beautiful silk flower you will create using traditional brass flower tools. You will learn about suitable fabric choice, methods of stiffening fabric, traditional tooling techniques and assembly of flowers. This workshop will be held at The Sewing Room on Thursday 3rd June from 10am to 2pm.

Places are limited so if you are interested in coming to these exciting fascinator or silk flower workshops please contact us via email bookings@thesewingroom.com.au

Written by Penelope Leonard

May 5th, 2010 at 1:22 am

Basic Sewing Classes

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100_6322Start Thursday evening 20th May from 6pm to 9pm 
8 Weeks
This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of of sewing in a hands-on learning environment. Students will complete Sewing Class 1 to 5 over the eight week program. Aspects of construction such as cutting, laying, fusing, yokes, pockets, waistbands, fastenings will be explored and you will create a fabulous range of item from a sling bag to a basic skirt and shirt. Students will use domestic Bernina/Bernette sewing machines and apply professional finishes to their garments.

Or do a one off class

Sewing Class 1: The Machine & Basic Functions
1 x 3 hour session
Wednesday 28 April 2010 10am to 1pm
Friday 14 May 2010 10am to 1pm
Thursday 20th May 2010 6pm to 9pm

Sewing Class 2: Sling Bag
1 x 3 hour session
Friday 23 April 2010 10am to 1pm
Wednesday 5 May 2010 10am to 1pm
Thursday 27h May 2010 6pm to 9pm 

Sewing Class 3: Zippers, Casings & Buttonholes
1 x 3 hour session
Wednesday 28 April 2010 10am to 1pm
Wednesday 12 May 2010 10am to 1pm
Thursday 3 June 6pm to 9pm

Sewing Class 4: Sewing the basic skirt
2 x 3 hour session
Monday 7 May 2010 10am to 5pm
Wednesday 26th May 2010 10am to 1pm & Wednesday 2 June 2010
Thursday 10 June 6pm to 9pm

Sewing Class 5: Sewing the basic shirt
2 x 3 hour session
Monday 21 & 28 April 2010 2pm to 5pm
Friday 28th May & 4 June 2010 10am to 1 pm
Thursday 17 June 6pm to 9pm

For more information regarding classes you can call Penelope on 0432 688 536 or email bookings@thesewingroom.com.au

Written by Penelope Leonard

May 4th, 2010 at 12:55 am

Children’s Wear Classes

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Childrens Wear Applique wool dress The Sewing Room 2

Isn’t Jamilah just gorgeous in this little wool appliquéd dress? I dragged her out side in the drizzling rain to take this photo and true to her gorgeous nature she simply smiled.

 This simple dress is made from a piece of woollen fabric I picked up in St Vincent de Paul shop at Northbridge; it was quit old as the measurements on the remnant tag were in inches and there were a few moths holes I had to cut around.

I am ‘The Green Queen’. I love to recycle and reuse where ever I can. I find St Vincent de Paul a great place to pick up embroidery threads, knitting needle, beads, old dollies, woollen blankets (remind me to tell you about these later) and preloved clothes ready to transform into something wonderful and new in my wardrobe.

Childrens Wear Applique wool dress

The appliqué is all 100% wool woven or felted fabric and was attached to the dress with double sided fussing before I embroidered around the leaves and  flowers with a little help from my Mum, the Embroidery Queen.

Well this transformation will be added to Jamilah’s wardrobe shortly. Sew join us at the Sewing Room to make your previous wee borns (translation: little children, my sister in law from Scotland has been stay with us for a few weeks and I had to throw in one of her expressions) a new outfit they will love because you have toiled over it especially for them. They will wear it with pride and tell everyone, “My Mum made this for me”. As I type this I can hear myself as a child saying the same thing when I wore one of the amazing creations my Mum made me.

Written by Penelope Leonard

March 25th, 2010 at 10:00 am

Lost in the 60’s.

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60s Pink Wool Check Dress The Sewing Room

I love the sixties. This dress is inspired by the dresses worn around 1968. The style is pure Jackie Kennedy. I found this divine fabric on one of my many fabric shops adventurous from Tessuti. It is called Blumarine Check and is a 100% wool woven fabric construction. The bead trim around the neckline and hemline is from my stash of remnants.

The beads are all stitched to cotton tape and you attach them the same way you would insert a piping. This dress is cut from a vintage pattern that I have modified slightly.

Jackie Kennedy set the Fashion trend for sleeveless dresses when they were unheard of. The 1960s opened up a world of opportunity, women were bold enough to wear shifts out in public. With matching bright stockings, no less! I think I will need to find some bright pink or orange stockings for this one. The look was bold, daring and adventurous – how 60’s I love it.

So you too can get lost in the 60’s and make your own Jackie Kennedy sleeveless A-lined at the Sewing Room. Come along to ‘Sew a Simple Shift Dress’ sewing class call me on 0432 688 536 or send me an email penelopeleonard@thesewingroom.com.au for when the next class will be scheduled.

Written by Penelope Leonard

March 18th, 2010 at 10:00 am

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

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

Saturday 6th February 2010 10am to 1pm

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Sewing-Class-1-The-Machine-Basic-FunctionsSewing Class 1: The Machine & Basic Functions

For those who are completely new to sewing. This class will be led in a simple and easy to follow format. First you will be acquainted with the sewing machine, and its features, dials and buttons. You will learn to confidently set up the machine for sewing – how to insert a needle, thread the machine, and wind and load a bobbin. You will also be introduced to the different stitches and their application for different fabric types. In the second half of class you will make your own sewing satchel, whilst learning handy construction tips.

1 x 3 hour session      $75

Sewing equipment and all materials will be supplied.

If you would like to attend this class please call Penelope Tel: 9360 0585 or email info@thesewingroom.com.au.

Written by Penelope Leonard

February 3rd, 2010 at 2:24 pm