Machine Skills Classes

Sewing Group
BEGINNERS GUIDE TO SEWING CLASS

For beginners. In this introductory sewing class, you will make a skirt or a children’s dress. You will learn to read a pattern, cut out your fabric, sew seams, insert a zip, attach a waist band and hem your garment.
Tutor Anna Hicks
Date Tue May 15, 22, Jun 5, 19
Time 9.30 – 11.30 or 6 – 8pm
Price $160 + materials

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Bernina 460 Overlocker
GET TO KNOW YOUR OVERLOCKER CLASS

For overlocker owners with any machine brand. You may have had your machine for some time but are not confident rethreading or changing tensions and stitches (including rolled hem) on your machine. From changing needles to cleaning and maintenance you’ll get so much more from your machine after completing this class.
Tutor Anna Hicks
Date Tue Feb 20 or
Date Tue Jul 3 or
Date Tue Sep 4 or
Date Tue Nov 20
Time 6 – 8pm
Price $49 (includes fabric and threads)

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Sewing Group at Nancys
SEWING GROUP

For beginners and those who want support along the sewing journey. In this group, Anna, a Massey Fashion Graduate, will be on hand for advice. Different techniques will be demonstrated along the way.
The group will meet on the second and last Tuesday of the month, you can either purchase a ten trip ticket or pay for individual sessions.
Tutor Anna Hicks
Date Tue Feb 13, 27, Mar 13, 27, Apr 10, 24, May 8, 29, Jun 12, 26, Jul 10, 31, Aug 14, 28, Sep 11, 25, Oct 9, 30, Nov 13, 27
Time 9.30 – 11.30 or 6 – 8pm
Price $200 for 10 trip + materials
$25/session + materials

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Single Session Enroll Now Please put the requested date and time in Special Requests Box

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Shopping Bag Class
SHOPPING BAG CLASS

Make a quilted patchwork bag using scraps, quilt fabric sample squares or a single piece of fabric you really like. This class is suitable for beginners who will learn how to quilt using a walking foot and how to make a quilt binding.
Tutor Clare Smith
Date Sun July 15
Time 10 – 4pm
Price $120 + materials

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Smocking
SMOCKING

For beginners or those who would like to further their smocking skills. You will make a traditional smocked dress for a little girl. You will learn how to pull up the pleats with a pleating machine and learn the smocking stitches. If you have completed the smocking by the third lesson, you will begin the construction of the garment.
Tutor Barbara Kerry
Date Sat May 26, Jun 9, 16, 23, 30
Time 1 – 3pm
Price $200 + materials

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Sophie Standing Class at Nancys
SOPHIE STANDING CLASS

Sophie Standing is a British born artist who has lived in Africa for 15 years. She produces her art by combining printed appliqued fabrics while defining her work with creative free flowing free motion embroidery. Sophie loves to use colours and patterns and often includes some Kaffe Fassett fabric to give her that signature wow factor in her designs.
The details of the animals, fauna and landscape are created by sewing with different coloured threads only. Best known for her African animals Sophie has chosen a New Zealand theme for her workshop at Nancys.
The Tui is a wonderful subject for this four day workshop. The shape and textures of the bird will give you the opportunity to try out and learn the numerous thread painting techniques that Sophie uses when she is creating her textile art.
Sophie will give students pretty much full reign to choose their own fabric bits ….be it Kaffe, 40’s chintz, florals or maybe even some Tula pink. But she will guide each of you in being selective with your colour palate, to choose wisely when combining your textures and patterns for the best shading, shape and those little design areas.
You will learn how to transfer the image onto your pre painted background fabric using a template and then how to arrange the chosen fabrics in a specific way for the appliqué of this bird.
Although every student’s piece will look different given the individual fabric choices and colours, Sophie will work through the brief with the whole class, step by step teaching you the thread painting skills and techniques she has mastered over the years.
There will be some preparation prior to the class.
Tutor Sophie Standing
Date Sat – Tue Sep 1, 2, 3, 4
Time 9am – 5pm
Price $1100 + materials

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Note: There is no FON Discount on this class

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Underneath the Sea Class at Nancys
UNDERNEATH THE SEA CLASS

Learn how to draw with the sewing machine to create free machine embroidered corals, seeweeds and jellyfish.
Discover the lacy effects that can be achieved with water washaway fabric. Examine the merits of tear away, wash away and heat away stabilisers.
These could be free hanging, or can be attached to a background embroidery or quilt.
Tutor Clare Smith
Date Sat July 21
Time 10 – 4pm
Price $120 + materials

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Are you a member of our Friends of Nancys loyalty club? If so, see here for your discount voucher code.
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We will confirm your place via email and we will send the class requirements closer to the class.

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