• Essential Skills

Essential Skills

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Maximum 6 Students 

Class Level 2: This class follows on from our Level 1 Introduction to Machine Sewing

This 3 hour session will equip you with some essential basic skills for garment making. Practise a range of techniques and produce a small scale garment from calico and a set of separate test samples.

Skills covered:

  • Laying and cutting a paper pattern
  • Transferring pattern notations to the fabric
  • Notches, grain line and seam allowance
  • Straight darts
  • Insert an invisible zip
  • Finishing edges (zig zag and turned under)
  • Three types of pleats (box, inverted & side)
  • Hemming

What's Next? 

Continue adding essential sewing skills to your repertoire and follow on with Intermediate Skills A and Intermediate Skills B which cover more advanced garment making skills and techniques.

Or, if you feel ready to jump straight in and have a go at making your first garments, book on to our Introduction to Garment Making Course for Men and Women. 

Booking a class at Ray Stitch entitles you to 10% off products in store on the day of the class! 

Please take a moment to read our cancellation policy here before booking:

Our classes are non refundable. Due our small class sizes it is very difficult to transfer your booking to a different date. If you cannot attend a class and are able to notify us at least two weeks before the class starts, it may be possible to fit you in on another date but this is not guaranteed so please give us as much notice as possible to increase your chances.