Recycle and Sew offer tailor-made classes for you
Say what you want to learn and we will design a course for you
In a group class or private tuition
Sewing For Beginners
Get started with a practice session creating samples to help you sew
in a straight line, understand the importance of seam allowances, learn the many functions on your machine and tension for the fabric type.
You will then make a cushion cover this will give you the opportunity to pin and cut a pattern, learn to use a variety stitches for neatening edges and decorative stitches on your machine, you will learn to put in an invisible zip for a professional finish to your cushion.
The skills learned are transferable to many projects.
Master your Overlocker
Whatever overlocker you have this course will help you.
Building your confidence to use your over-locker and achieve seams, hems and much more, practice threading and re-threading, adjust tensions stitch length and width, understanding differential feed what it's for and when to change it.
You will work on a variety of fabric including chiffon, jersey, wool, and cotton and learn to use the correct settings required for different applications, seams will include three and four thread, basic flat-locking and securing seems, rolled and blind hems.
And most of all the confidence to really use your machine
This course holds the secrets of great design and caters for those who want to gain a understanding of patterns and design perfect fitting clothing that will stand out from the crowd. With perfect fit and unique style. Pattern cutting is the building block for designers, learn to take accurate measurements and transfer to draft full body blocks, construct a toile (rough garment) from the block to ensure perfect fit, and ready for designing that perfect and unique outfit.