August classes at The Village Haberdashery
August is holiday month, but we still have a few really fabulous classes planned at our West Hampstead shop if you’re sticking around town!
Sew a Scout Tee or Tiny Pocket Tank with Rachel Pinheiro
One evening: Wednesday, 5 August, 6pm – 9pm – £55
Learn to sew a cute woven tee or tank for summer! The Scout Tee by Grainline Patterns is a woven t-shirt with capped sleeves and scoop neck. The Tiny Pocket Tank is a great basic top for spring and summer which does double duty as a layering piece in the fall and winter. Both tops are great first garment projects for aspiring sewers that will teach you how to work with a pattern, finish neck and armholes with bias binding and/or set sleeves.
Introduction to Lingerie Sewing: Sew Your Own Knickers with Laura Stanford
One morning: Saturday, 15 August, 10am – 2pm – £55
Learn how to sew the knickers of your dreams in this special class with Laura Stanford, co-author of ‘The Secrets of Sewing Lingerie’. Students can choose to make either the ‘Pretty as a Picnic’ woven mini knickers or the tie-side ‘Love & Abandon’ knickers from Laura’s book and will learn how to sew with lightweight fabrics, use lingerie elastic and embellish with ribbons and lace. You’ll leave class with a gorgeous new pair of knickers and a new passion for sewing your own lingerie!
Star Quilt Block of the Month – Sawtooth Star with Charlotte Newland
One evening: Monday, 8 August, 6:30pm – 9pm – £40
Each month Charlotte is teaching a new block as part of our 2015 Star Block of the Month project! Take one class or take them all – each block is a version of a star and together the blocks make up a 64″ x 82″ quilt top. Every class is a great opportunity to learn something new and improve your patchwork skills! The block we will learn in August is the Sawtooth Star.
Learn to Sew a Tote Bag with Judith Dahmen
One evening: Tuesday, 25 August, 2pm – 4:30pm – £45
In this class you’ll learn to sew a simple tote bag that can be used as a shopping tote or beach bag! You’ll learn to sew a bag with a lining or french seams (your choice!), how to box corners and how to make and attach bag straps and will leave with a fun and handy tote bag. This class is great for beginners!
Sew an Emery Dress with Zoe Edwards
Two days: Sunday, 30 August and 6 September, 11am – 5pm – £135
The Emery Dress is a classic vintage-inspired dress that fits every body type and nearly every situation perfectly. In this class you’ll learn how to fit a bodice that is shaped with bust darts and waist darts, insert a lining, gather a skirt, set sleeves, sew in-seam pockets and insert an invisible zip. A collar or bow belt are fun, optional extras!