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Sew together while we stay apart
Learn a new skill and start a fun new project with other souls while staying safe at home by signing up for Isewlation's free online sewing classes.
Organised by Glen Eira City Council - Arts and Culture, Soul Stitches Sewing Classes, and Glen Eira City Council, the sessions will be held live on Facebook at 3pm over four Saturdays in August. The instructional videos will also be able to be watched later on.
Aimed at both teens and adults, the classes will be hosted by Jennifer of Soul Stitches, who will "guide you through the construction of an awesome collection of practical and beautiful homely items". The classes will include tips and advice on the best construction and recycling techniques.
Toiletry/Make-up Purse on Saturday 15 August In this session, you'll build on the skills you learnt in the previous session and create a fully lined purse with a zip closure to store your toiletries and/or cosmetics.
You'll need a zipper foot for this session, as well as main fabric 50cm x 30cm denim, drill or canvas weight fabric (fabric with a bit of body to it), lining fabric 50cm x 30cm lighter weight cotton, dress zip longer than 25cm in a complimentary colour and matching thread.
In this session, you will be shown how to create a cute and practical carry bag for your daily essentials.
For this one, you'll need main fabric 80cm x 40cm denim, drill or canvas weight fabric (fabric with a bit of body to it), main feature fabric on front of bag 40cm x 30cm can be a recycled tea towel or lighter weight, lining fabric 80cm x 40cm lighter weight cotton, recycled canvas belt for the strap and matching thread.
Soul Stitches aims to foster, enhance and develop people's love of creative sewing and textiles. It organises sewing classes (usually in person) for children, VCE students and adults from beginners wanting to learn the basics of sewing through to advanced sewers wanting to refine or enhance their skills.
The event organisers ask that all participants read the terms and conditions on the Facebook event page prior to participating in these online art sessions.
Don't sit bored and alone while in isolation! Sign up for Isewlation and sew together while we stay apart.