This workshop will cover a variety of different sewing techniques, but also allow you to sew along and ask as many questions as you like along the way. Here’s what you will learn:
What skills will I learn?
Theory of buttonholes
Discussion of different types of buttonholes and when to use
Understanding the anatomy of the buttonhole foot
Demonstration and practice of automatic machined buttonhole
Demonstration and practise of corded buttonholes
What’s included in the price of the course?
Free 2 hr online tutorial
Downloadable course workbook
Free access to our closed Facebook group after the course
How will it work?
The class will take place in a ‘virtual classroom’ using the video meeting software Zoom. You will need to have Zoom installed on the device you intend to use for the class, it’s free and easy to use. If you haven’t used Zoom before we suggest you have a practice before the class. Please download the free version via this link https://zoom.us/meetings
We also suggest choosing a quiet area to set up your machine next to your device. To achieve the best internet connection please reduce as many items as you can that are connected to your router.
On the morning of the class we will email you a link that will take you directly to the class. All you need to do is click on the link just before we are due to start. We suggest signing in 10 mins before the start time, you will be held in a virtual waiting room.
We encourage you to turn on your own video and audio so we can interact, and you can ask us questions – the idea is that it’s as much like an in-person class as possible!
What you will need on the day
Sewing machine fitted with a size 70/80 needle and threaded with your choice of Gutermann Sew – All thread colour.
Your usual sewing haberdashery including all the basics plus these items:
Ruler, fabric marker, buttonhole foot for your machine
Scraps of denim to practise your seams
50cm of buttonhole thread or gimp
We have handpicked a collection of premium Germany haberdashery equipment from the Prym range, which complements this course. If you would like to purchase this kit, please click here for more details and to buy.
Skill level – Beginner
This course is suitable for those who have used a sewing machine before, can confidently thread the machine and bobbin.