Are you going to sewing classes Delaware or somewhere else sewing is very important. I will openly admit that I am not an expert DIY-er, so today I’m going to The Workroom. They do a lot of different classes there, like sewing classes. You can even rent out sewing machines there by the hour to work on personal projects, so I definitely want to get on a sewing machine, but here’s to hoping that I don’t stitch my fingers together. This space is really impressive for a lot of reasons. First off, it is so huge, they can run three classes at the same time. You can have classes at the front of the store and in the back. Secondly, they have 80 different classes here. You can do garment construction, you can make quilts, you can do weaving, hand dying and leather work. Each session is 3 hours, which is a solid amount of time.
Another thing that makes this place so special is some of the equipment that they have here, so for example, they have this huge long arm and that’s used for stitching and designs into larger pieces of work like quilts, for example. If you want to do some DIY-ing, they fully support that here because they have tons of different things you can buy and take home. They have fabrics, patterns, threads, needles and they even have some quilting machines that you can take home, like a portable one and at home you can cut your own quilting patterns, which I thought was really cool. After all this talk of making stuff, I want to make something on a sewing machine, which I haven’t touched since the 8th grade so I’m very confident in myself, but y’know, might as well try.
Ready for Deepa the expert sewer? Just put your foot on the pedal. And all the magic happens, like this. I don’t know what I’m going to use this for, but I’ll figure it out! And there you have it I’m quite proud of my self For having not having touched a sewing machine for 10 years. That’s good. It’s the newest fashion. Pocket patches, just put it like this and you’re good to go.
Most parents of school kids would be familiar with the hardship of school uniform costs. But a South Auckland school may have come up with a solution. As part of their sewing classes, students have made their own uniforms. Te Okiwa McLean has more. Sewing together under a common cause. For the past two years these students of Roscommon School have been learning how to sew. It started off with sewing hats for the school which led on to something big. And their principal has allowed the students to wear the school uniform they’ve made although it isn’t the original school uniform.
But it’s not only about sewing clothes – it’s also strengthening bonds between the Maori syndicate and the Samoan syndicate. Sewing is her passion – and teaching how to sew is her bread and butter. Black says anything is possible. And some of these students are already thinking of their future. Black hopes to continue this in years to come – lastly to implement sewing into schools to benefit the students. Te Okiwa McLean, Te Karere.
Sound of Ironing Sound of scissors cutting fabric “At York School of Sewing, we aim to provide a number of different workshops from beginners to advanced learners For absolute beginners, and indeed for all the workshops that we do we take everything at the individuals’ own pace we’re in small groups so that everybody gets a really good deal of individual attention. So, it’s about skill building”. “It’s brilliant, it’s really good step-by-step instructions, easy to follow lots of really helpful guidance, when you need it yeah, a real sense of achievement”. “Nadine is endlessly patient she explains things brilliantly so, so far, so good I seem to be impressing even myself”.
“I’ve got a little bit of experience sewing, but I’m still learning new techniques from Nadine It’s really good, it’s nice to get that extra few skills that I might use in other projects as well, that I’ve got – I’m really enjoying it”. “Every time I come here, we meet lots of new people all very pleasant All very interested and Nadine is such a patient, warm, friendly person we keep coming back for more”. “I’m so pleased with how this has turned out I didn’t expect that I was going to be able to make this look as good as Nadine’s one, but, it’s really good”. At York School of Sewing, we provide lots of lovely workshops, for people to make things for themselves, for their family, for their home, to ensure that they get that real good, quality finish to the projects that they’re making. Something individual for them, that they can be proud of”.