Experienced Beginners Shirt Making Course

5th September 2022 Ocean Studios Event Art Culture
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Home Education Sewing For Teens: Experienced Beginners Shirt Making Course Autumn Term Dates: Monday Mornings from 5th Sept – 17th Oct 2022
(7 x 3 hour workshops)
Venue:Meeting Room • Ocean Studios • Royal William Yard 10am – 1pm This course is designed for experienced beginners. This means students who are at ease with setting up a
machine and have gained the confidence to sew accurate seam allowances. Suggested age range is 12 -16 years,
all participants complete their making project by the end of the course. How To Make Clothes courses are led by Jane Norris an experienced designer, pattern cutter and teacher. Each
course is designed for creative young people who are interested in making their own wardrobe of clothes. Accreditations for Bronze, Silver and Gold Arts Awards – Level 1, 2 and 3 RQF are available.
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to shirt making. Basic shirt styles such as the Hawaiian
shirt and PJ shirt feature this same easy to make convertible collar and hemmed sleeves without cuffs. Learning content: • Learning to work with a paper pattern designed for home garment making. • Trying on the toiles – to visually assess their chosen size and recognise fitting tweaks.
• Preparing the cloth, laying out the pattern and cutting out. • Using a sewing machine and overlocker with precision and confidence. • Creating a notated sewing journal. • Project construction techniques include: Making darts; making a Cuban collar; sleeve insertion, and buttonholes. Liberty print fabric, equipment and sundries are included in the course fee – £266 Machines are provided – two students sharing a machine, though students are welcome to bring their own machines
to enable confidence in future making projects at home. . See website and full course details for fabric choices. Six places maximum.Bookings close on Monday 29th August at midnight.Further questions are welcomed – email: [email protected]
Full Course Details are available here: www.howtomakeclothes.co.uk

Event Dates

Date Time Venue Info
Mon 5th Sep 10:00am Photography Studio (Meeting Room) Available

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Ocean Studios, The Factory Cooperage, Royal William Yard, Plymouth PL1 3RP.

We are an environmentally conscious organisation and encourage our visitors to prioritise green travel. Please consider getting the bus, cycling or walking to visit us. There are plenty of space for bikes within Royal William Yard to and lots of options to utilise public transport. More information on bus routes and car parks nearby can be found here –

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When arriving at Royal William Yard you’ll need to look out for signage to Factory Cooperage, Ocean Studios can be found just a few meters away from the red telephone box situated opposite the Club House. Please enter the building via the courtyard space and through the glass doors.

When leaving the building at night please be respectful and consider residents living nearby.


Ocean Studios has an accessible entrance however some areas are uneven due to heritage restrictions. We have worked hard to create an accessible building, Ocean Studios has accessible toilet facilities and lift access to upper floors. Blue badge parking is available throughout the Royal William Yard – please advise us of any additional needs so we can make your visit enjoyable and comfortable.

Heritage Restrictions
Whilst we work to ensure the building is fully accessible to all, we are limited by the heritage building and land in which we work. The listed building and historic location have certain constraints which unfortunately we cannot avoid or adapt.

Where possible we have improved accessibility however please be aware that areas of Royal William Yard and our buildings has uneven ground and narrow steps with may limit access to wheelchairs and prams. For further information please contact us or whilst visiting Ocean Studios please speak to a member of staff.

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