Wednesday January 15th - February 26th 10am - 1pmColour and Cloth (map)LEVEL 2: NEXT STEPS / INTERMEDIATEClass length: 7 x 3 hour sessions. Total 21 hours tutor time.Class size: Max 5 students so you reap the benefits of lots of tutor attention. This provides a great learning environment in a welcoming sewing studio space. There must be a minimum of 3 bookings for the class to run.This class is a natural progression from Level 1: Absolute Beginners Sewing Class. We aim to take it up a notch, focusing on improving and advancing your existing skills and learning lots of new ones. As your skill set widens, sewing confidence soars, and your creative mind will be busy with possibilities for new designs and makes! Classes are always full of designer / maker tips thrown in for good measure! What to bring to class: Please bring a project of your choice: new pattern and fabric (calico also if you wish to toile up first, which is recommended). The project should be an advancement up from what you have sewn before. If you are not sure what project to tackle next, don’t worry, we can discuss this one week 1. Check out The Essential Sewing Kit for where to buy fabrics and lots of other resources.ABOUT YOUR CLASS…In addition to working on your own project, we will cover the following skills. Inserting an invisible zip.Making and using bias binding, so many uses!Developing a knowledge of fabrics and their propertiesThe importance of pressing to achieve the best resultsHow to choose a suitable pattern and fabric.Intro to adapting and adjusting a pattern to your own design.Introduction to garment alterationsTroubleshooting your machine and machine maintenance.Cutting your paper patternMarking up and cutting your fabricSewing up and fitting as you go alongFinishing up your chosen design.Each student should aim to complete 1 garment in their choice of fabric.* If you finish 1 garment, you will be encouraged to make another. *Based on full attendance.