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Pick your own design! – Sewing Course for Beginners

In the ‘Pick your own Design! – Sewing Course for Beginners’ you’ll learn the basics of sewing. We’ll work towards the manufacturing of a garment of your own choice. The course starts with some simple exercises to get to know the sewing machine. It continues with making clothing details. After that each student picks a personal pattern and I will guide you in the whole process.

The course is designed for people that have no experience in sewing. After this course you’ll be able to work on a sewing machine and make simple garments on your own.

General information
Lessons: 10
Duration: 3 hours per lesson
Language: Depending on the people that register, the course is given in English, German, Dutch or a combination. Basic English is helpful; German not necessary.
Price: € 270,- (payment in terms possible)
Start: Tuesday the 26th of January 2016
Time: Tuesday evenings, 19-22h
Location: Weichselstrasse 20, 10247 Berlin Friedrichshain


What to bring
• Preferably you’re own sewing machine. I have a few machines available (first come first serve; ask me for the details)
• A sewing kit which includes:
Yarn (white)
Scissors for fabric
Measuring Tape
Tailor Chalk

1. Exercises:
– Making straight lines
– Get the needle right in the corner
– What components does the sewing machine have?
– Threading a sewing machine
– Making different kind of seams

2. Clothing details (each student picks a few)
– Placed pocket
– Using elastic
– Loops; how to apply them
– How to place and attach a zipper
– Button holes
– Stiffening
– Seam pocket

3. Creating your garment!
– How to use the existing pattern of the basic dress
– Draw and cut the pattern
– Making the item!

Course dates
The course starts with a minimum of 3 students.
Weekly on Tuesday evening from 19-22h
Start: Tuesday January 26.
2,9, 16, 23 February
1, 8, 15, 22 March

€ 270,-
Included: materials for the exercises and details, drawing paper
Not included: materials for the basic dress, tools

Maximum: 4 students
Minimum: 3 students

Depending on the students that join, the course will be given in German, English or Dutch. So it’s not necessary to speak German!

Sign up by sending an email to info@gwendolynnoltes.nl








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