BordersBags Workshop (Eat. Sleep. Ride.) – Saturday 2nd May 2020
2nd May 2020 @ 10:30 am - 3:45 pm
A private workshop for the young people at Eat. Sleep. Ride.. Please contact Eat. Sleep. Ride. directly to book a place.
This workshop is based on Sewing Machine Basics – ReTweed’s most popular sell-out workshop. Each time we run this session it sells out within days.
Feel the Fear and Sew Anyway
This workshop demystifies the inner workings of a sewing machine, holding first-time or novice sewers by the hand and showing the easiest ways to get the most from their machine.
Become part of the growing “Make Your Own” culture.
With the resurrection of ‘make do and mend’ culture, interest in learning how to master a sewing machine has soared. Although 100s more sewing machines are sold each week – a lot of them are gathering dust as folk seem to be terrified of the technology!! This workshop, hosted by the women setting up their own creative textiles business in ReTweed’s Business Incubator, will provide a hands-on guide for beginners. Each of our Business Incubator participants have completed ReTweed’s advanced training course and gained extensive sewing experience prior to launching their own businesses.
What will you learn on the day
This workshop starts with an essential overview of the sewing machine, learning how to thread it and wind bobbins, understanding tension, which threads to use, which needles sizes and which feet to choose along with troubleshooting common problems. There’s some guidance on the basic sewing kit you should have, plus advice on which fabrics to choose and basics of cutting out. The workshop includes making your own Bordersbag and take-home handouts. Participants in this workshop are free to bring along their own sewing machines if they prefer – please let us know in advance if you’d like to do that.
Experience Level: Beginners
This course will run from 10:30 am – 3:45 pm at Eat. Sleep. Ride (Heugh Head Farm, Heughhead, Eyemouth, TD14 5TN)
All materials, refreshments and cake included.