Places on the Wednesday evening Dressmaking class at Holmfirth Tech are now all filled . Any further bookings will be allocated the following class starting in November. See the Home page at the website for details.
The Thursday and Friday sewing classes at Marsden Mechanics are now both SOLD OUT for September. Thank you to all those who have booked and paid. Any subsequent bookings will be allocated to the following courses starting in November. Feel free to book now for November.
Having visited an elderly lady in Marsden today, to assist her with setting up her new Brother machine, it occurred to me that, when it comes to online booking, Sew Moore has not been inclusive of the elderly and those with limited funds. With this in mind there is now a £10 discount on ALL COURSES for a those who fit under the ‘concessions’ umbrella. You will find a separate ‘Book this course now’ button labelled CONCESSIONS, on the home page and the courses pages, which will give you the opportunity to book a sewing or dressmaking course at the discounted price! What’s not to like? Book away folks! Only a couple of spaces left, if that, in each class! Please only those who genuinely qualify for the discount use the ‘Concessions’ booking button
Here is a photo of Ann, who won the Great British Sewing Bee aged 81.
Having advertised the new Wednesday evening dressmaking course yesterday, I am delighted to announce that it almost sold out in one day! In fact, based on previous class size, it would already be full! However, as the space at Holmfirth Tech is a bit larger than our usual venues, we should be able to let a few more in before closing the door! Once its full, any further bookings will be assigned to the following course, which will start in November (after half-term). It will be clear on the website what date the next course will start.
Very excited to announce that the new Wednesday evening dressmaking course will start in September at the old Technical College building on Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth. That’s the one next to the fire station. The space is bigger and brighter than anywhere else we’ve had, so hopefully there will be room for a few more!
The Monday evening class will also be moving over there from Hot Banana.
The website is finally updated and both courses is now available to book online. (If you have already booked a Monday evening course at Hot Banana, no need to do anything – except turn up as planned, but at the technical college instead!)
Book online: http://sewmooresewing.co.uk/
Just a quick update on next course dates.
The next available courses will start the week beginning 17th September and run straight through to October half term. I realize we are only just into June, but I am already taking bookings for September. It’s a good idea to book early, to secure your place.
I am hoping to be running some classes, including beginners dressmaking and maybe pattern drafting, at a new venue in Holmfirth – to be revealed – so there might be an extra one or two to choose from. I will update the website as appropriate and keep all current stitch witches and wizards informed by email.
It’s all getting very interesting and exciting at Sew Moore. I don’t think I’ve seen such a variety of different types of projects going on at once! So much creativity and innovation! I love it!
The website is now updated and ready to take booking s for courses starting in September. You can book any time between now and September, but classes fill up fast! So don’t leave it too late! There may well be a change of venue for the Holmfirth Monday Coven. I’m hoping we can move into the Technical college – so still quite central. I will keep you all posted as regards this and update the website accordingly, if and when that is definite.
Those of you who know me will know how I feel about working with stretchy fabrics . . . I’ve managed to avoid it for most of my life! However, I decided I needed to get over my phobia as I needed to make some little T-shirts and body suits for Beckita Bebe (my other enterprize). I bought some lovely brightly coloured cotton jersey, so I wouldn’t feel too depressed by the process, and have been pleasantly surprised by both the ease of production and the finished outcome! This is what I have learned:
- the overlocker is essential. I have used it on all the main seams. The sleeves, I sewed in on the sewing machine first, then over-locked the seam allowance – close to the stitching.
- Stretch stitch is overrated. I wouldn’t bother with it again. It seems to stretch the fabric as I sew and uses miles of thread. For hems a twin needle would be best, but failing that, a shallow zig-zag is better to give the stitch some stretch (length 2.5 – 3; width 1)
- A fine ball-point needle is also essential
- Most of my pins are too fat, course or blunt for this fabric and are the bane of my life!
- Cotton jersey is more forgiving than most woven fabric.
- Great care is needed to avoid stretching the fabric out of shape whilst sewing.
- I have had my Brother sewing machine for over 20 years, and have only just discovered that twin needle sewing is not possible . . . only one spool pin!! So before you go buying twin needles check your machine is set up for it – unlike I did! Give me ‘muppet of the week’ award – again!
You can see more of Beckita Bebe at http://beckitabebe.com/