Seams Like Magic: A primer on sewing basics

Talk by Claire Phillips (she/her) πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§

Friday from 11:40 AM - 12:10 PM in Stage A

At EMF 2022 I ran a drop in sewing workshop. Whilst it was popular, one question that I didn't have time to answer properly was the broad: "I want to make my own clothes: where do I start?" I'd like to answer just that question in this talk. I'll cover things like: tools/equipment you need (and what you don't!), how to read a sewing pattern, key things to remember and suggestions for easy projects to get started with. I've previously worked costuming for theatre and designing/making wedding dresses. Whilst my main focus has been on garment sewing, I'm happy to help people with their wild projects: how to make your projects waterproof, how to make wacky shapes and how to work with weird fabrics are all things I can help with.

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