Hobby To Professional: Zips & Buttonholes


Learn how to turn out perfect zips...Leave with the confidence to sew professional looking zips on your future clothes making projects

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Learn how to turn out perfect zips: invisible zip and overlap zip for skirts and dresses, fly zip for trousers and buttonholes (automatic and manual on machine). Bring your own machine or use ours.
Leave with a set of samples and instruction sheets the confidence to sew professional looking zips on your future clothes making projects

Price: Early Bird Saving £45 / £60 (includes all materials)

Session:  4 hour workshop (includes a 20 minute break)

Workshop Dates:

  • Wednesday 14th June 10am-2.30pm - book here
  • Sunday 30th July 1.30pm - 6.00pm - book here

Or you can cover this content in any 2 Stitch Classes (see list below of what to bring to your Stitch class) - book Stitch Classes here

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 Venue: The Sewing Lounge, Hove (we have stairs - click here for information on venue access if you have a disability or injury)

Teacher: Kat Neeser 

Experience: Improver and above (you've made at least one item with a sewing machine e.g. cushion or bag). Age 16+

All materials are FREE on our 'Hobby to Professional: Zips & Buttonholes' 5 hr workshops, but if you want to cover the content in 2 Stitch Classes bring:

  • 1 metre of plain medium weight cotton fabric to make samples
  • 100m reel of contrast ordinary polyester sewing thread (so you can see the stitching on your samples)
  • £1 in case you want to keep your bobbins with leftover thread on (they are 50p each)
  • Two 6" ordinary closed end zips
  • An invisible/concealed zip approx 12" long
  • Bring your glasses if you need them for close up work

We provide (or bring your own): Scissors, pattern paper, chalk, tape measure etc  

Where to buy fabric: Suggestions of where to buy your fabric locally will be given on your booking confirmation, or to see our list of local fabric shops now click here



Important - please read before booking:

  1. Each person attending needs an individual log in/password/own contact details to book - you cannot book 2 people on at once through one profile/payment as they will not appear on the system. 
  2. Your payment and booking confirmations will be sent to you immediately in 2 separate emails - please check they are correct. If you don't receive them, please contact us here.
  3. If the Book Now button does not show next to a class or course it is full.
  4. If you wish to use a Gift Card, Account Credit or Loyalty Points when booking please follow THIS LINK to book directly via our booking system.
  5. Questions or problems? Email us here.

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