Sunday, 18 August 2013

Vintage Sewing Class for Beginners.

A few weeks ago i blogged about my first vintage sewing class, last time i held a class for those who had a rough idea of how to use a sewing machine but had never made anything.  Today i held a class for absolute beginners.  They had limited experience with using a machine or had never used one before.

We started the class with a little introduction on how to thread your machine, what a bobbin was and the basics of how it worked.  Then they practised using it and getting a feel of how it worked.

They then went on to make their bunting, with lots of (as you would expect from BooBoo Kitty Couture) yummy fabric to chose from, they designed their schemes and got to work sewing up their bunting.

 Sonja (from The Vintage Vixens)  made a few meters of darling shabby chic bunting in floral pink and creams.

I took the class to Tiffin Tea Rooms for high tea (included in the cost of the lesson)  such a beautiful tea room in West Bridgford, the styling was very fitting for our vintage sewing day!

 With tummies full of tea and cake we headed back to the studio for more sewing.  Some of the girls had finished their bunting so, went on to make small accessories like bandannas and hair bows.  Brit chose to make a pillow case cushion inspired by by Las Senoritas top.

The feed back i got from all the girls was that they thoroughly enjoyed the class, the liked learning new skills and meeting new people but the thing they all like the most was that they got to take home actual finished handmade items that they had made.

Kristie, 'Thoroughly enjoyed today, thanks so much! Can't wait to join other lessons and build on a skill for life.  Cant wait for the next one.'

Brittany, 'Really enjoyed the whole day, love what i have made, highly recommended.'

Deb, 'I had a a fabulous day, enjoyed every minute and learnt a lot, thank you.'

All of September classes are fully booked.  But i will be holding more throughout the year.  Group discounts are available, you also get a discount on advanced sewing classes if you have attended the beginner.

If you would like to take part in future BooBoo Kitty Couture vintage sewing lessons, drop me an email at for more details it doesn't matter how much sewing skills you have!

1 comment:

  1. The images of the class are great. It looks like you had a great time. x