Start with the basic stitches, finish off that edge on your embroidery or bring along your own project. Patterns for the latest craze in bags are also available. A kit with all the requirements for the course will be provided by the tutor.

What to bring:

Please bring a notebook.

About the Tutor:

"I came from a family that was always very interested in all crafts. I watched my mother, grandmother and aunts (one of whom was a professional dressmaker) making our clothes, knitting, crocheting embroidering and Tatting and at a very early age was given a child’s sewing machine to make simple garments for my dolls. I did sewing at school and after went to any course I could find to further my skills including a tailoring course.

I have been dressmaking professionally for about 40 years. Nearly all this time I specialized in weddings. About 28 years ago I joined a group that ran classes in a variety of interests and I taught at first my crafts and later dressmaking. This was my first opportunity to test my teaching skills and found I loved it. About 26 years ago I was asked to join the SGSCC teaching tatting at first then gradually the other crafts I was proficient in. (Knitting,Crochet, Embroidery, etc)

A couple of years later the opportunity occurred for me to teach Dressmaking then Pattern Making. I love teaching and seeing my students gaining confidence in the making of things, wearing their creations and, with their pattern making skills, to create their own designs. My students often remark that they learn so much information that is never found in books or the internet." Jan

What students are saying:

"We completed the Saturday course with Jan and had a great day! We had no skills walking in and walked out confident with the basics and ready to take on new projects! Jan was very helpful and patient throughout. We very much enjoyed the day!" Charlotte

I enjoy meeting people of all ages and my aim is for the students to learn these skills so they too can enjoy creating things with their own hands." Jan

Other Information:

  • To ensure resources are ready for you at the start of your course, we ask you ideally enrol at least one week before the course commences.
  • All courses need a minimum number of students to run ("we try our hardest to get those") . If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled prior to the commencement and you will be informed.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.