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Sat, 08 Jul


The Good Stitch

Learn To Sew : Shirring!

Learn how to sew with shirring elastic & make a garment in this class with Vicki.

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Learn To Sew : Shirring!
Learn To Sew : Shirring!

Time & Location

08 Jul 2023, 10:30 – 13:00

The Good Stitch, 117 George V Ave, Goring-by-Sea, Worthing BN11 5SA, UK

About the Event

Learn to Sew Shirring

Sew a girl’s dress or a woman’s top with shirring

Learn how to sew with shirring elastic & make a garment in this class with Vicki. Shirring is a clever way to add stretch to woven fabric, it can be used in a small panel or the whole way around a garment. Vicki will teach you how to shirr with a sewing machine plus all the tips & tricks for getting great results.

You can choose to make either a girl’s dress with shirred bodice or a woman’s top with a wide shirred neckline.

All materials are provided, including a choice of fabrics suitable for the dress or top, but feel free to bring your own fabric if you already have some - lightweight woven cottons & poly cottons are ideal, the most you’ll need is 2.2m for either make, whatever the fabric width.

You’ll sew on our Janome sewing machines & use all our equipment like scissors & pins. This class is suitable for sewists who have made a garment or two before, so it’s a great follow-on from our beginners classes as well as for more advanced sewists.

Vicki Halliday is the co-owner of The Good Stitch. Before she opened the shop, she worked in theatre & higher education, as a Costume Supervisor, Wardrobe Manager & Costume Maker. Vicki loves sharing the joy of sewing & creating with textiles. She is a patient teacher who believes in the power of self-learning, guiding her students to find that a-ha moment & to reach their sewing goals.

2.5 hrs

Includes fabric, shirring elastic

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