Course: How to Use Your Sewing Machine: Christmas Gifts Workshop
Category: Hobby & Special Interest
Description: Approx. Start Date: Tuesday 19 November 
(Applicants will receive confirmation of actual start date by letter and text)

A handmade gift is treasured on any occasion. It can also work out more economical and long-lasting than items bought in a shop. This course will give you several ideas for gifts that you can make yourself - for Christmas or any occasion - using just your sewing machine and your creativity. You will get a chance to create your craft item in a fun, relaxed and inspiring environment, under the guidance of a skilled and creative tutor.

      In this short sewing course for beginners, you will learn to make some Christmas gifts using simple sewing skills. With easy patterns, choose between a Santa sack or tote bag, festive bunting or Christmas cushions. Explore some detailing such as  applique technique and using beads & buttons to give a decorative touch. Participants should have some experience of using a sewing machine and supply their own decorative fabric. 

      Over 4 nights participants will choose their project, create a pattern, practice decorative stitches, sew and have fun!! 

      Each participant should bring: 

      - Sewing machine if possible (but some college machines will be available) 

      - Coloured threads 

      - Pins & Needles 

      - Fabric Scissors 

      - Decorative fabric (can be bought or upcycled from sheets, pillowcases, etc) 

      - Decorative trims, buttons, bows, ribbons etc  (can be bought or gathered, etc) 

      Tutor: TBA
      Fee: €100
      Duration: 4 weeks
      Start Date: 2019-09-09
      Start/End Time: 7.00pm - 9.30pm
      Day: Tuesday Evenings