Skill Level




Dates and Times

Day -Wednesday

Date -26th July 2023

Time – 7pm – 9pm

Venue – St Michael’s Road Community Centre Hitchin SG4 0QA

Course Description

Do you love garment making but get a little confused by some of the techniques used? Join us for these techniques based lessons and turn your homemade garments into handmade pieces. In these workshops we will explore a range of techniques commonly used in commercial patterns. We will take you through each technique step by step the “Kaye Way” You will produce your own scaled samples for your techniques bible. Pace of learning will be dictated by you and unlike YouTube you will have a chance to ask as may questions as you like!

What skills will I learn?

  • Types of zips and their uses
  • Parts of a zip
  • How to measure a zip and get the right size for your garment
  • How to shorten a zip
  • Zip care
  • Types of machine feet used for inserting zips
  • How to insert a centred zip
  • How to insert a concealed zip

What’s included in the price of the course?

  •  2 hr workshops to guide you through insertion of two types of zips
  • Course kit with all the notions you need
  • Course workbook
  • Inclusion in a WhatsApp group for the duration of the course
  • Membership of our Sewcial Society
  • The hall that we will be using  is a registered Covid secure venue with immaculate facilities and plenty of free parking

What do I need to prepare in advance?

  • You will need to bring your own sewing machine and all its accessories including a zipper foot and an invisible zip foot ( If you need help with this we can advise)
  • If you do not have a machine borrow one or if you want help choosing a new machine please follow this link to see our recommendations.
  • You will also need to provide your own extension cable.
  • You will need a full dressmaking tool kit

What else do I need to know?

  • You will receive a confirmation email upon booking please ensure you have given us your telephone number. You will be added to a course WhatsApp group 1 week before the start of the course
  • Our classes are non-refundable so please make sure you’ve checked your diary carefully before booking
  • Please read our FAQs and T’s & C’s before booking.
  • Should you need to contact us before your course please email [email protected]

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