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Tips and Techniques for the Busy Garment-maker

Speed up and sharpen up your garment sewing skills with tips and techniques that blend the best of fashion industry methods with the tools and products from the home-sewing world. Make pockets, zips, necklines and finishes with a professional finish.

Basic (at a minimum) to confident skills (there's always more to learn!).


Saturday 8 June 10am-4pm

Sunday 9 June 9:30-3:30pm

Cost: $160

Early bird booking (by 15th May) $145 

Venue: TBC

Horsham VIC 3400

Refund Policy: To assist in the management of this workshop program a cancellation process is essential. Cancellation must be in writing/email to: Cancellations to 30th May 2019 refund 80% of fees paid;  cancellations from 31st May 2019 -refund 50% of fees paid.

Nicole Mallalieu is a designer, maker, author and teacher of all things sewing and patternmaking. She has been sewing since childhood, has worked in Australia, England and Ireland in the fashion and craft industries, and has combined this work with education in the last 16 years. Her YOU SEW GIRL pattern range and books are known for clear instructions and revolutionary tips and tricks to create a professional finish.

Participants will need to bring:

Name tag
Sewing machine (and overlocker if possible)
Zipper foot, and any of the following sewing machine presser feet that you own - invisible zipper foot, edgestitching foot, 1/4’’ foot, blind hemming foot.
A selection of fabric offcuts that can be used for samplers (best to use real garment-making fabrics, rather than calico). Alternatively, some pre-cut garment pieces, or patterns and fabric.

A selection of dressmaking zips, including at least one invisible zip (available for purchase in class)

Any interfacing you might have (interfacing will be available for purchase in class)

Matching threads for fabrics

Sewing kit, with all the basics - pins, needles, scissors, tape measure etc
All your favourite sewing gadgets – bias tape makers, tailor’s awl, hera marker, applique scissors, turning tools, fabric markers/chalk/pencils

Fabric adhesives – glue-stick pens, tapes etc – if you have them (available for purchase in class)

Quilting ruler and rotary cutters (if possible)

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