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01372 450687
Mobile Number
07979 500314
Email Address
jenniecustomclothes@gmail.com
Custom Clothes
Great Bookham
Leatherhead
Surrey
KT23 4LJ
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CUSTOM CLOTHES  

DESIGN, PATTERN MAKING AND SEWING WORKSHOPS          

TAUGHT OVER 10 WEEKS                    SEWING SKILLS and TECHNIQUES Covered

   Not taught in any particular order, but on experience level.                                                      

MEASURE AND FIT

For intermediate and advanced

levels (over several sessions according to ability

Take body measurements and transfer them to the pattern.

Make up a’ block pattern’ to size and shape. Adjust the fit ready to transfer to the chosen pattern

CUT THE FABRIC

Assessing the grains and effects of different fabrics.  Layout the pattern, pin and cut the fabric.

PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

Understanding and interpreting pattern instructions. Preparing the cut pieces for making and the order of sewing

FACING, AND LININGS

Fitting and finishing facings

Fitting linings

Using an Overlocker and its effects

DARTS, PLEATS AND GATHERS

Fitting and sewing darts and pleats

Adjusting gathers and drapes

Cutting pleats in a pattern

SLEEVES, COLLARS AND CUFFS

Sewing and fitting sleeves in armholes

Cutting and fitting collars

Fitting cuffs and plackets on shirts

WAISTBANDS. ZIPPERS AND BUTTONHOLES

Cutting and fitting waistbands

Sewing and fitting regular and invisible zips

Sewing buttons and making buttonholes

HEMS, BINDINGS AND EDGINGS, POCKETS

Looking at different hem effects on different fabrics. Button hole pockets, scoop pockets, welts and waistcosts. Sewing and making bindings 

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