The Zoom sewing club is aimed at giving experienced sewers the chance to come together virtually and have fun sewing whilst learning new skills. Each 5 week course runs alongside the school half term. During each course we will tackle a new sewing project, covering a variety of techniques and gaining knowledge and confidence.
Instruction will be given via a Zoom class. You will need a computer, phone or tablet with wifi connection. You will need to have your own sewing machine and accompanying tools. Full prep list and instructions will be given via email prior to the start of the course. You can work at your own pace, watching the zoom call and then completing the steps covered after the call, but for a full teaching experience I'd suggest sewing along with the class, so that any obstacles can be negotiated together. You will receive a code allowing you to access a recording of the lesson.
Patterns and fabrics/kits will be sent our the week prior to the start of the course.
Autumn One: Carolyn Pyjamas
During this 5 week course we will make the Carolyn Pyjamas by Closet Core Patterns. These lovely pyjamas feature a classic collar and revere, button placket, elasticated waist, pockets, faux fly and optional piped edge detail and French seams. You will be taken through each of these techniques. You will receive your own paper copy of the pattern, which is included in the price. For the gentlemen, a menswear fit pyjama pattern will be provided, the techniques followed in this class will be the same for both.
Dates: Tuesday 14th September - Tuesday 12th October (5 lessons)
Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm (1.5 hours)
Included in the Course:
Paper sewing pattern - Carolyn Pyjamas by Closet Core Patterns, Size 0 - 20*
10% Discount code for all Carolyn Pyjama Fabric Packs.
7.5 hours of focused sewing tuition via 5, 1.5 hour Zoom lessons.
Recordings of the lessons.
* This equates to a bust measurement of 31"/79cm - 46"/117cm)
If you already have this pattern then you can choose to receive any alternative sewing pattern from the patterns available at Flying Bobbins.
3.2 - 3.9m Fabric -Light to medium weight woven such as: Cotton Poplin, Flannel, Cotton Lawn, Rayon/Viscose Challis, Linen, Shirting, Crepe, Satin or Charmeuse.
1m Fusible interfacing
5 x Shirt Buttons
38mm Pyjama elastic
5m Piping (optional)
A choice of fabric packs with matching buttons and piping will be offered, alternatively, you can bring your own fabric. More details of the available options and how to order them will be emailed to you once your booking is secured. You will get 10% off any Carolyn pyjamas fabric packs. You can use this discount as many times as you like throughout the duration of the course, so you can make a second pair of pyjamas at home.
Level: CONFIDENT INTERMEDIATE
You should be happy to use a sewing machine and overlocker, understand dressmaking basics, and be familiar with using a sewing pattern. You should have ideally made at least 3 garments, and have experience sewing with wovens and knits. Certain elements of the project such as cutting and fabric prep are to be carried out at home, full guidance will be given during the class.
Class Size: 6 - 8
"Liz is such a patient and encouraging teacher - I cannot count how many times she showed me how to ease one curve into another with absolute patience and good humour. I hear her encouraging voice in my head every time I sew. Her explanations are always clear and she has so many useful little tips to improve your sewing. I love her classes and can't wait to get back to them." Debbie
Minimum Class Size:
The minimum class size for this course is 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, the class will not be able to run. Flying Bobbins will strive to find a solution, however, in some cases, classes may have to be cancelled due to low numbers. You will be kept informed at all times and a full refund will be given for any cancelled courses.
Cancellation Policy & Absence:
Full payment for the class shall be taken at point of booking to secure your place.
Should you wish to cancel, please let me know as soon as possible. Cancellations made less than 3 weeks in advance will be charged at 50%.
If you can't make one of the classes, every effort will be made to accommodate you on another class, however this cannot be guaranteed. No refund will be given for classes missed due to student absence. You will get recordings of all the classes.
In the unlikely event that the class cannot go ahead due to teacher absence, alternative arrangements will be made and a range of dates will be offered to the class. A refund for the missed class will be given in the unlikely event that no suitable alternative can be arranged.