Pretty Pillowcases Class

Pretty Pillowcases Workshop 10+ years

Make your own pillowcase to use at home.  This class is excellent for beginner sewers – no previous experience necessary!

Students will learn the following skills in this workshop

  • Threading the sewing machine, winding a bobbin, inserting a bobbin
  • How to stitch a seam and fasten off (use of reverse lever)
  • How to neaten seams
  • How to read a pattern
  • How to pivot on the machine
  • How to pin on a pattern and cut out fabric
  • How to turn out corners
  • Basic pressing
  • How to attach a decorative band

Students will need to bring:

–  .8 metre (80cm)  of cotton woven fabric (main part of pillowcase)

–  .4 metre (40cm) of cotton woven fabric (contrast band part of pillowcase)

  • Please note that non- directional fabric works best for this project (i.e.. an all over pattern that can go any way – upside down, sideways etc) due to the nature of this pattern.  Please keep this in mind when purchasing your fabric.

-matching thread  (Gutterman or Mettler brand – 100m reel)

Sew with Jo will provide the pattern and all other equipment needed to complete the project (notions and use of sewing machine)

Class sizes are limited to 4 so students benefit from personalised tuition.

A snack and drink is provided.

Classes are held at Sew with Jo studio – Wellington Point.

Cost:  $50

When: Monday 8th January 2018 9am -11:30am

Duration: 2.5 hours

Tutor: Joanne Auton