Contrary to popular belief sewing courses and classes are not just for beginners looking to learn to sew. Yes, there are beginner's classes out there, but there are also a lot of courses aimed at helping experienced sewers expand their skills. How many of you sew from a pattern and would like to learn to draft your own patterns? Do you do dressmaking but would like to learn about soft furnishings? Well now is the perfect time to learn. The credit crunch has led to an increase in people wanting to learn to sew and a corresponding increase in the number of courses available.
The Daily Mail reported a 500% rise in sales of Argos own brand sewing machines in August 2009, and many newspapers and magazines are running regular articles on how to sew and make things yourself.
So the question is where do you start?
There are 3 important things you need to ask yourself:
What do you want to learn?
How do you want to learn?
How much can you afford to spend?
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(I'm sorry not to be able to offer the same to my overseas readers).