Dear Jan (and other workshop participants and readers)
Here is one of the videos I mentioned in my 'Making the most of your sewing machine' class. It is part of a series of handy 'how to' sewing videos by Tessa Evelegh, author of the book 'The Great British sewing Bee' to accompany the recent brilliant series by the same name.
The video features Brother's sewing machines (the NV10a takes a staring role in the videos!) Fabrications is proud to be a Brother dealer, if you're thinking of buying a sewing machine and would like to try out their machines.
I hope you find it a helpful reminder. However, the best way to get to grips with zips is to just do it! (and keep on doing it!) My next 'Making the most of your sewing machine' class is next Sunday 11th August, 11am - 1.30pm. This class builds confidence in using the different feet provided with your machine such as zipper, buttonhole and the variety of ways that you can insert zips, create different styles of buttonholes and add bindings. All these skills are then put into practise in my afternoon class 'Creative Making on the machine', where you can make a simple yet stylish gathered skirt or pair of shorts. There is an upcycling option using men's shirts or you can use your own choice of fabric. Hope you can make it! (more dates coming up if this doesn't suit!)