Sewing 101

Spring term 2023, Sewing for improvers – Booking is closed.

Tuesday: Sewing for improvers
Time: 7.30pm-8.45pm (Please arrive 15 minutes early to set up your equipment).
Start: 10.01.23
Duration: 10 weeks (no class on the 14.02.23)
Fee: 105 euro  (It is CDETB policy that refunds are only issued if a course does not form. Before booking, please see our terms and conditions page).
Notes: Students must have their own sewing machine for this course. All courses are subject to a minimum number in order to proceed. In the event that a course is oversubscribed, places will be offered on a first-booked, first-served basis and a waiting list will then be created. You will be contacted in this event.


Sewing for beginners

Students must have their own sewing machine.

This class will focus on furthering students knowledge of sewing and the main goal of this class will be to complete a pair of summer culottes or shorts (as sewing trousers can be very intimidating) or sewing a summer dress. This class will focus on the finishing of a garment, it will give students all of the information and skills needed to further develop their sewing skills and to complete a garment to a high standard.

Students will learn how to:

Accurately take their own personal measurements, how to read a pattern, how to draft a pattern, sew darts, how to add a waistband (elasticated- or for more advanced students, how to install a placket), adjust the fit of their garment, problem solve during fittings. Students will be following the patterns from Winifred Aldrich: metric pattern drafting,. Shauna will supply the required pages for this project – there is no need to purchase the book.


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About your tutor: Shauna Maher (B.A.) Communications and Creative multimedia, (QQI L6) Costume design

Shauna Maher

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 and find ways to have a neutral impact while creating unique and fashion-forward designs that will stand the test of time. She is a proponent of re-purposing second-hand clothes, deadstock fabric, and using all available sources to minimise waste.

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