Sewing - Lingerie Making

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$299 Limited inc GST / $149.50 / $239.20 / $269.10
Sewing - Lingerie Making

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Course description

Learn how to make lingerie in Sydney with this sewing class.

If you want to learn how to sew lingerie in Sydney, then this course is for you. In this course the students will be taught the basic skills in creating a finished lingerie products using fine laces, elastics and 2 way stretch fabrics.

Students will make a finished item of their choice (3 to choose from) French knickers, half-slip, and camisole or depending on the students qualification all three items may be completed within the given time.

The theory will include the various stitches that are preferred for stretch fabrics, application of elastics and lace on lingerie and various decorative finishes.
This course may be complemented by Fashion Illustration, Pattern Making, Vintage Clothes Making

Need: Basic sewing skills as per Sewing Essential class.

Course content

During this course the intention is that the following topics will be covered, but not necessarily in the order given. Due to the variable nature of Adult Education classes, parts of the curriculum may be adapted to suit the needs of the class.

Get to know your fabrics

  • Discuss characteristics of stretch Lingerie fabrics
  • Discuss specific stitches/equipment used for 2-way stretch fabrics
  • Demonstration in the handling of delicate fabrics
  • Demonstration on methods of attaching lace trim to the fabric
  • Demonstration on methods of attaching elastic to fabric

Understanding design

  • Discussing designs and outcomes
  • Understanding how fabric/colour/trims can change the design
  • Discussing the desired result and how to proceed
  • Finishing touches
  • Students to complete their own technique samples of lace application and elastic application in class
  • Revision and double-checking personal body measurements

Understanding commercial pattern

  • Checking personal size against the pattern
  • Reading the instructions
  • Understanding how to adapt the pattern for the desired design
  • Choosing the correct trims/accessories for the pattern
  • Demonstration of fabric layout and cutting
  • Demonstration of various decorative stitches
  • Students to cut individual projects in class
  • Students to practice decorative stitches and explore finishes to suit individual projects
  • Students who are ready can commence project

Commence/continue individual projects

  • Complete desired lace application
  • Complete desired elastic application
  • Achieve a professional and individual garment
  • Final presentation

FINISH PROJECT

  • Final presentation of project
Outcomes

By the end of this course you will have:

  • understanding in lingerie fabrics and required techniques
  • understanding in cutting and sewing stretch fabrics
  • confidence in choosing designs/trims for desired outcome
  • confidence in lace and elastic application
  • completion of a basic ½ slip, camisole, French knickers or nightie
  • a desire/ability to confidently continue more projects at home
Please bring to class

*Please do not bring satin, you need to bring a knit / stretch fabric to work with for this beginners course.

  • 0.5 meters knit (stretch) fabric
  • 1 meter of 2 inch wide stretch lace
  • 1 meter of 1 cm wide "lingerie elastic"
  • 80 or 90 size Ballpoint (Jersey) needles for a Singer Sewing Machine
  • Plastic Bobbins designed for “Drop In” machines
  • 1 reel of white and 1 reel of colored sewing thread (to match fabric)
  • Pins and hand sewing needles
  • 1 pair of fabric cutting scissors
  • 1 pair of paper cutting scissors
  • 1 pair of small thread cutting scissors or clippers
  • Measuring tape
  • Notebook, ruler, pen and pencil to take notes
  • Feel free to bring along your own machine (if portable) if you would prefer
Feedback From Past Students

"Tutor was brilliant, full of knowledge!"

"Great teacher. Very experienced, very nice."

"A wonderful teacher."

NEEDLES: The machines on campus take standard domestic sewing machine needles. They will have 130/705 H on the packaging somewhere to tell you they are domestic type, which is different from the code for the size of the needle (an 80 or 90 size needle is best for use with sew-all thread).
BOBBINS: They must be plastic, not metal. They must be designed for TOP LOADING or “Drop In” machines. The best bet is to buy a pack that says it’s suitable for Singer Drop In machines or Janome Drop In machines (either one will work on both machines). Avoid “universal” bobbins as there is no one-size-fits-all bobbin.
THREAD: A quality thread brand is recommended. Some of the more common household brands are Gutermann, Rasant, Mettler, Aurifil.

Other information
  • Please wear closed in shoes

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