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 Sew In Brighton is in a very exciting period of growth where every day we are faced with new prospects and challenges. 

We are regularly looking for people for these positions, so please get in touch with your CV if interested, and if we don't need someone right away we will keep your details, as we may do within a couple of months time:

Marketing Volunteer / Work Experience

Classroom & Sewing Assistant (Volunteer)

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 Classroom & Sewing Assistant (volunteer)

Sew In Brighton is looking for a volunteer on the occasional Wednesday or Thursday afternoon 2-6pm to help make samples/patterns for classes & projects, help keep the classroom tidy and inspiring and help owner Kat with various aspects of running the school in relation to sewing, classes and the classroom.

What you'll get in exchange:
This is an unpaid work experience/volunteer role, but you will be invited to attend our regular Stitch sewing and dressmaking classes that are not fully subscribed on the day, free of charge. To get an idea of when these run take a look at our Calendar on our website menu to see which dates have spaces available.

Skills & sewing experience needed
You need to be able to sew and thread up a machine, sew to a seam allowance without help and have good attention to detail. If you don't have lots of experience you'll need the confidence to have a go and follow instructions to learn and produce sewn samples to a good standard (this may include unpicking so patience is also useful!) and tracing patterns accurately and carefully. Knowledge of Microsoft Word can sometimes be useful (but not essential) for creating our step by step guides for students. 

*What you'll be doing
Tasks are mainly to do with preparing for classes and courses. They include but are not limited to:

  • making & duplicating course patterns,

  • sorting and ordering/shopping for fabrics and trimmings,

  • helping to create step by step photo sewing guides for students, researching patterns,

  • creating Pinterest boards online for courses,

  • making sewing class examples (garment, bags, cushion etc),

  • assisting with photography of class examples eg ironing, repairs,

  • working out fabric and trim usage for course 'bring' lists for students,

  • preparing kit for hen parties

  • making the classroom look beautiful - could include rearranging the display on the walls, putting up course posters, labels or other items
  • helping with tidying & cleaning up of the classroom ready for classes + the occasional bit of washing up

Want to apply?
If you think you might enjoy some work experience volunteering in this role, please get in touch letting us know a bit about your sewing experience and which of the afternoon options you can do. Our volunteers stay with us for anything from 1 month to 2 years, so if you can give an indication of how long you expect to be available that would be good to know too. We may not have an opening immediately, but usually will do within a few weeks - we'll let you know when you get in touch

 Sewing & Pattern Cutting Teachers

Hi, we are currently seeking teachers for dressmaking and pattern cutting teachers - 90% of the work is weekend daytime
1. Dressmaking and pattern cutting teachers We are interested in meeting very experienced dressmakers who are interested in freelance teaching and can help students alter patterns including moving darts, fit toiles of garments made from own and bought patterns. Preferably who can also do pattern cutting at some level. We create new courses all the time, especially when new teachers with skills join us, plus we look for teachers for 1-2-1 sessions, hen parties & holiday/sickness cover - so do get in touch if interested.
2. (not needed now but please send CV for future ref) 
Beginner teachers: Do you know the basics of making simple items like bags and cushions proficiently on a sewing machine (including machine threading, seam allowance, zig zagging, tension, sewing a lapped zip, troubleshooting etc) as we always need people to teach our beginner workshops
3. We are looking for stitchers and crafters with expert knowledge of anything we don't yet cover, to teach new workshops and courses. This is our current range of classes, workshops and courses:

If you are interested in joining us please email us and we will send you a teacher questionaire to get an idea of your current skill set. Please do include any questions you have for us. Email:  [email protected].

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