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Intro to Sewing Leather

May 30, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, happening 2 times

$100

Wednesday evening 30 May, Thursday evening 31 May 6-8:30pm – (this is a two-session class)

Cost: $100 (includes a kit with all the materials needed for the class, including leather, zips, thread, and your own pack of leather needles)

Learn how to sew with apparel weight leather in a master class that will cover all the basics that you need to know to tackle your own leather clothes.

 

The class will cover:

  • All the tools used in sewing with leather
  • How to sew straight and curved seams
  • Seam finishes for leather
  • Exterior finishes for leather
  • How to press leather
  • Working with interfacing & leather
  • Setting pockets – including welt & zippered pockets
  • Sewing zips in leather

You’ll leave with your own samples of all the techniques covered as well as complete notes.

Sewing machine requirements:  Not all sewing machines are capable of sewing apparel weight leather.  Most modern mid-range non-computerised sewing machines, and high-end computerised sewing machines, will be able to handle apparel weight leather.  Almost all older (30+ year old) machines can handle apparel weight leather.  Machines that are likely to struggle with leather are lower end Singer, Simanco, and Brother machines that are under 30 years old, and low-to-midrange computerised machines of all makes.

If your machine is not able to handle leather, there are shop machines that are available for use.  When registering please let Leimomi know if you plan to bring your own machine, and if so what make it is, or if you want to use a shop machine.

Teacher: This class is taught by our awesome sewing expert Zara Hawthorne.

Sewing Level:  Suitable for advanced sewers.  Students should have experience with sewing all the techniques mentioned (including welt pockets) in standard fabrics.

Cost: $100 (includes a kit with all the materials needed for the class, including leather, zips, thread, and your own pack of leather needles)

To register for this class, please e-mail Leimomi with your name, a contact number, and the name of the class you would like to be in as the subject line.

Details

Date:
May 30, 2018
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
$100
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Organizer

Made Marion

Venue

Made Marion Craft
166 Cuba St
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
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Phone:
048015850
Website:
www.mademarioncraft.co.nz