Where possible, it is recommended that students who have a sewing machine bring it with them as this will ensure that the entire class is moving at the same pace. Hand sewing techniques will also be taught and projects can be completed with hand sewing however, this is more time consuming if only done this way.
This class will focus on some hand sewing techniques and machine sewing. Students will learn how to complete basic hand stitches, how to thread a machine and wind a bobbin, machine sewing: straight stitch and zig zag, cutting, pinning and sewing, and how to read a basic pattern.
Projects will include how to make a cushion cover, how to make a clutch purse with button closure (including how to sew a buttonhole), and how to make a tote bag with a zip closure.
Shauna has a deep background in sewing, pattern drafting, needlework, and costume design. Her ethos is to be aware of the impact of textile manufacturing on the environment. She is a proponent of re-purposing second-hand clothes, deadstock fabric, and using all available sources to minimise waste.