*No experience is required, complete beginners*

This pattern workshop is for those who would like to know more about how to work with a basic pattern.

What will we do:

We will look at all the different terminology, what the symbols/keys on the patterns mean and help you to understand how to read a pattern & techincal drawings which may not have a lot of instruction. We will teach you how to measure yourself properly so you can choose the right size on a sewing pattern. How to lay out your patterns when cutting out & details on fabric selection and how to calculate what's is needed. .

You will need:

-To bring a pattern you have or one you would like to work with.

-We have the tea, coffee & biccies sorted oh and the view so feel free to bring your lunch or anything specific needed for your own dietary requirements.

Our She Shed studio is equipped with a toilet & kitchen facilities (microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge etc) & free parking on site.

3 hour session £40

Upcoming Dates

-Saturday 16th October 2021 10am-1:30pm (30mins refreshment break) Location at the Yorkshire Born & Thread Studio

See Workshop Terms & Conditions before making your booking

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This pattern workshop is for those who would like to know more about basic pattern work, understanding how to read a pattern. We will look at taking body measurements, the sizing in your selected pattern, how to alter if you are inbetween sizes, how to grade up or down if your size isn't on the scale. Everybody is different and very rarely matches the exact size a particular pattern is based on.

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Ever get stuck, feel you need some expert advice, guidance on your current project, whether that be sewing or pattern related. Come along to one of our drop in sewport sessions where you will have that helping hand to guide you through.

A great place to have a natter, of course we will keep you fed and watered while you are with us with some biccies & a cuppa!

Dates/session times  TBC 3 hour session

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This 6 hour overlocking workshop is for those who have been brave enough to finally get that overlocker out of the box!

We will look at all of the main features on your overlocker and what they do. How to thread it from scratch (it's like a game of operation but no loud noises apart from some cursing perhaps!) Once all threaded up and sewing correctly we will check your tensions and how to adjust depending on the types of fabrics you use. When we have run over the basics you will then work through a jersey garment in the form of a basic skirt to your desired length. You can choose from some of our studio fabric stocks and we will have threads to match.

You will need:

-To bring your own overlocker, with its foot pedal and small tool kit.

-Your own fabric if you prefer.

Dates/session times  TBC