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Fashion Sewing Basics Weekend

Fashion Sewing Basics Weekend

College
Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Elena Koivunen

Description


Sewing is at the foundation of every good fashion design. The understanding of sewing and pattern making gives to a designer essential tools to develop and execute ideas.

During this intense course students will be introduced to the basic and most important aspects of sewing (pattern reading, seam constructions, some fabric manipulations and the order of making). This course will give students a strong base of knowledge upon which they can keep developing their skills.

Students will learn how to use the most essential sewing equipment and machinery such as lockstitch machine, overlock, iron and fuse press.

This course is vital for someone who wants to start making clothes but does not yet know how to do it. The course would suit students who want to study fashion design and have no technical background as well as people who want to review/ brush up on their sewing basics and straighten their foundations.

The course includes not only the theory and the demonstration but also the practice. At the end of this course someone who had no sewing skill will make a cotton bag or a penal themselves.

Topics Covered

  • Reading a pattern
  • Choosing and preparing fabric
  • Fusing
  • Fabric cutting
  • Industrial and domestic lockstitch and overlock machines
  • Seam construction
  • Basic stitches, different edge finishing

Who should take this course?

Beginners; students with no technical skills

Course Outcomes

You will have learnt the basics of sewing through practical workshops and produces calico bag or a penal

Entry requirements: None

Level: Beginners

 

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description


Elena Koivunen is a CSM graduate who showed in the prestigious press show with publications in several fashion magazines. After several placements/work experiences in luxurious fashion houses in London, she has worked as a designer for Preen by Thornton Bregazzi. She is currently working on her own line as well as freelancing for other companies.

Materials


Please bring on the first day:

  • Scissors (preferably fabric and paper scissors)
  • Pins
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Tape measure

Available dates