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Sewing Machine Basics 2 – Zips and Buttons


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Confused by zips and button holes?

This workshop is for you.  Michelle will take the fear out of sewing buttons and zips with your machine.

Workshop Location:  An Teach Ban, Roscommon

Workshop Dates:  Thursday 1st September 7-9pm  or Thursday 22nd September 7-9pm
More dates to come


Have you been sewing for a while but want to improve?

Are you interested in starting dressmaking but zips and button holes are putting you off?

Are you tired of forking out money to get zips/buttons mended?

If so, this workshop is for you.

What will I learn at Sewing Machine Basics 2 – Zips and Buttons?

You will learn how to use the zipper foot and insert a zip

You will learn how to use the button hole foot and create button holes

You will learn how to use the button foot and sew buttons

You will learn tips and tricks on sewing zips and buttons

What do I need to bring? 

Please bring the manual for your sewing machine, 1/4 metre of fabric for your make up pouch/pencil case and matching thread.  

Apart from that nothing else is required other than bucket loads of enthusiasm :O)

What will I take home?

You will take home lots of tips and tricks and a makeup pouch/pencil case and purse with button closure.

Previous sewing machine experience is a pre-requisite of this workshop or you must have already attended Sewing Machine Basics 1

Workshops at Michelle’s charming country cottage have often been described as “an idyllic retreat” and compared to “a day at the spa”. They are a delightful way to spend a few hours in a truly inspirational setting in rural Ireland. You will receive a warm welcome on arrival and expert tuition but at the same time actively encouraged to explore your own creativity. It’s hard not to feel creative in Michelle’s cottage where you are surrounded by her upcycled pieces of furniture and shelves filled with all sorts of sewing notions, spools of thread and crafty bits and pieces. Not only that but Michelle’s enthusiasm for all things crafty is highly infectious!

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One to one workshops are also available.  These are priced at €30 p/hr.  Contact Michelle to book a private workshop here.


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Thursday 1st Septmber 7-9pm, Thursday 22nd Septmber 7-9pm