This workshop is the perfect starting point for absolute beginners. You'll learn how to put together a simple garment using care and precision. This is a great workshop if you're just beginning your sewing journey as it will give you a solid skillset and good habits to build on.
Format: Pre-recorded tutorial - 56 minutes. You can watch it in your own time as many times as you want.
What You'll Learn
The workshop will take you through at a steady pace and included built in chapters to break down the project into bitesize stages. You will learn how to sew with more precision, using french seams, applying binding techniques and neat hemming. The course will encourage you to sew with close attention to detail, often using millimetres instead of centimetres as guidelines to encourage aiming for precision. This is a great starting point on the journey to sewing more high quality pieces for your wardrobe.
Pressing the Button Stands
Stitching the Button Stands
French Seams Part 1
French Seams Part 2
Preparing the Collar
Sewing the Collar
Attaching the Collar
Hemming Part 1
Hemming Part 2
Construction techniques: French seam, darts, collar, hemming or flat binding, button stands and buttons & button holes
Suitable fabrics: Light weight cottons and linens are perfect for this style
Fabric requirements: Our lay-plans are always done on a single layer of fabric to reduce wastage.
After purchasing you'll find your PDF pattern download and any workshops in your account page. Simply log in (or create an account using the same email address used to purchase) and click the account button in the top right corner. The most up to date versions of the patterns will always be available from within your account. If any changes are made to the pattern or instructions you’ll receive an email notification.
How to print your pattern:
You have two options for printing out your pattern.
1. You can get it printed in A0 at a printing shop or sewing pattern company. Search for "sewing pattern printing company" to find a company that does this in your region.
2. Or you can print it yourself on a home printer in A4 or US Letter format and then tile the pages together using tape.
Using PDF layers:
All of our patterns come with PDF layers so you can select the sizes you want to view and print. To do this you’ll need a PDF viewer such as Adobe Acrobat Reader (this is free to download).
More details on printing, using PDF layers and general preparation tips can be found on the ‘Using Our Patterns’ document (download for free here). This document comes with all of our patterns.
Women's Body Measurements
Bust / Waist / Hip (based on standard UK measurements) - Measurements in cms