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Understanding sewing patterns

29th February 2020 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Photo of an example sewing pattern

This small class is suitable for a confident beginner who has some sewing experience. You will be making a toile (a calico practice run) of your chosen pattern on the day, learning the best pattern adjustments and getting it properly fitted and ready to make into your final garment. Hopefully, you will also be cutting your material and preparing to sew for your final garment on the day.

The emphasis is on getting the best out of your pattern and making a toile fit and preparing you for an excellent final finish on the garment. This is a small class of six, with tutor Gill McBride.

Dates and times

This class runs on Saturday 29th February 2020 from 10.30am until 4.30pm.

What to bring / what we give you

Please ask for a handout explaining what you will need to bring and prepare for the day to get the most out of this course.



Difficulty level

This is Level 2, which means you have to have some sewing experience, such as being able to use the sewing machine.

How to book

It couldn’t be easier – just call us on 01738 717009 or pop in to our shop at 29 George Street, Perth. We can take payment over the phone or in person.

Any questions?

If you’d like to know more about this or any of our other courses, you can call us on 01738 717009, pop in to our shop at 29 George Street, Perth, message us on Facebook or email us on

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29th February 2020
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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