Never touched a sewing machine yet? Don’t know what to start with? Sign up for our 4-week Beginner Sewing Course in our Sewing Café! And.. you can start and follow the course whenever you’d like!
In this course you will learn all the basics you need to know on the sewing machine. In the first 1/1,5 lesson(s) you will make your first tote bag. After this we will start with your first garment and create your own skirt, t-shirt or (flared) legging!* You can choose between two types of skirts (wrap skirt or circle skirt), an easy to make basic tee (crop or longer, you can choose the length) or a flared/normal legging from the pattern collection of De Steek.
Follow this 4-week course on a moment of your choice, depending on the opening hours of the Sewing Cafe. The course is 2 hours per week. Guidance is provided by professional fashion designers (Natalie, Nathalie, Tara, Aida & David). Classes are both in Dutch and English. You can start in the week of your wishes.**
You can choose to have the materials in- or excluded in this course. If you choose the materials included, you will get the organic materials to make your own tote bag and/or skirt/t-shirt/legging. For the clothing items you can choose the fabric yourself in our store. With the tote bag you can choose different colors of canvas fabric (organic cotton) and straps (hemp). If you choose to follow the course without materials, you will get a list by e-mail with everything you need.
What’s included in the course:
> 4 lessons of 2 hours in our Sewing Cafe on the day of your wishes.
> Professional guidance by fashion designers.
> Use of tools and machines.
> Coffee, tea and cookies.
Option: choose the materials included.
How to book:
You can choose your starting date/time in the calendar. You’re automatically scheduled for 4 weeks in a row on the same day/time. You will get a confirmation e-mail to confirm the reservation of your spots. If you want to follow the course on different days/times, you can leave a not with booking or contact us later by e-mail to change the bookings.
We have different teachers working in the Sewing Cafe. Here you can read about their backgrounds separately. All teachers speak both Dutch and English (and some more languages). Normally the teachers work according to a fixed schedule. Only sometimes there can be small changes. Normally the schedule is like this:
Monday 6.00 – 10.00 PM > Natalie de Koning
Tuesday 11.00 AM – 6.00 PM > Natalie de Koning
Tuesday 8.00 – 10.00 PM > Tara van der Ende
Wednesday 11.00 AM – 2.00 PM > David Pronker
Wednesday 2.00 – 9.00 PM > Tara van der Ende
Thursday 11.00 AM – 8.00 PM > Natalie de Koning
Friday 11.00 AM – 5.00 PM > Natalie de Koning
Saturday 11.00 AM – 5.00 PM > Aida Kasaei & Natalie de Koning
Sunday 11.00 AM – 5.00 PM > David Pronker & Tara van der Ende
(this schedule is valid until December 31)
*You can choose you starting date & by booking in the calendar, you are automatically booked for 4 week in a row. We are also really flexibel, if you’d like to skip a week or follow a lesson on a different day, this is also possible. Send us an e-mail for more information if you want to follow the course on different days. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
**We are not responsible for finishing the pieces in time. We aim for you to finish it in those 4 lessons, but if you have particular wishes that are slowing the process, it can happen that you don’t finish in time. If it is not finished and you need extra help, you are of course welcome at our normal sewing lessons to finish it. Please note that the 4 lessons entail enough time to finish two pieces: the tote bag and a T-shirt/skirt/legging, if you choose more than two, it can take a little bit longer to finish the pieces.
If you finish earlier than the 4 lessons, you can start a new project, but the materials are not included anymore.
***Are you a beginner but you don’t feel like making these items? You can also join normal sewing lesson with your own project-ideas, you can book it here.
****At the moment we are taking extra corona measures! All work spaces will be 1,5 m apart and classes will also be teached at 1,5 m distance. After you used the machine and table you have to clean your working spot. If possible, bring as much of your own tools as possible.