22.10.15 / Author: Pamela
Escape and Create are in St Ives situated at 40a The Broadway PE27 5BN. Tel 01480 300092
The shop runs classes that are held in the spacious room above the shop. There is a long stay car park very close.
Dressmaking Surgery – Thursday 12th September 7.30 -9.30pm
This evening is for everyone who is struggling to complete their garment or needs advice before cutting out or starting on the construction. just come with you project and you will receive expert help. Book early as it will be a small class.
Sew with Knit Fabric – 4 week course starts on Tuesday 17th September 7.30 – 9.30
Do you like to make clothes but are not sure about using knit/stretch/jersey fabric. If your machine does a straight and zigzag stitch you can make clothes in knit fabric. It is not difficult just different
Start Dressmaking – 5 week evening course starts on Thursday 19th September – 7.30 – 9.30
If you would love to make clothes that really fit and don’t look “home-made” then join this course and find just what you need to learn so that everything made looks great. You learn how to choose a pattern and fabric and then alter the pattern to fit. You will then use fast professional techniques to make and complete a garment of your choice. Forget about just making samples or doing tedious old fashioned processes and learn how to make clothes that you will actually wear
Next Steps with your Sewing Machine – Saturday 5th October – 10.00 -4.00
If you only use the basic controls on the sewing machine for straight and zig zag stitching , then this course will explore all the other aspects of your sewing machine. If the machine has a number of different presser feet but you are not really sure what they do and how they fit on the machine, you will be using all the feet supplied with the machine, including how to make a buttonhole. You will also be able to try out the stitches that are built in to your machine.
There will also be time to learn all about the different needles and threads that can be used on a sewing machine and the effects that can be created. There will also be the opportunity to try out your new skills by making a choice of project.
Perfectly Fitting Trousers – A 2 day course on Saturday 28th September and 12th October 10.00 – 4.00 pm
We’re delighted to be able to offer again this 2 day workshop in which we’ll make sure that you go home with a perfectly fitting pair of trousers and the knowledge to make loads more.
Using a pattern of your choice; you’ll spend the first session making a toile; learning about your body shape and how to reflect it on the pattern so that you can get the fit just right. The second day will be making the trousers up in the fabric of your choice and then applying everything that you have learnt back onto the pattern so that you can use it time and time again.
It’s an intensive course and there will be homework between the sessions to ensure that you get the most out of it.
An Advanced Overlocker Course on Saturday 30th November 10.00 – 4.00pm
If you have an Overlocker that you use to sew seams and neaten raw edges have you thought that you could do much more? When you got your Overlocker, did it come with extra feet that you have either not used or if you did, it was not a good result? If the answer is yes to either question then join this course and find out just what you can do with your Overlocker.
You can experiment with decorative threads to produce lots of different edging. Make very fine French seams and attach lace edgings.
With the extra feet you can stitch on beads and sequins, insert piping in one row of stitching and use wire or nylon line to give a wire edge to ribbon and other fabrics. There are also other feet and their use will be covered as well
If you don’t have any extra feet there will be an opportunity to try them out. You can then decide if you want to buy any of them.
There are more courses being planned for 2019 so check back to this page
All the classes book up quickly so to ensure you have a place book early
For all details on the courses and to book your place contact Escape and Create on 01480 300092 , call in at the shop or visit the website.