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‘Beginners Sewing 1’ – introduction to using a sewing machine

October 31 @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm


Our ‘Beginners Sewing 1’ – Introduction To Using a Sewing Machine class has been developed to address the needs of those who have little or no experience of using a sewing machine. Through this class participants will learn not only basic sewing machine skills, but will develop the confidence to progress onto making things for themselves using a sewing machine.

In the afternoon, put your new found skills into practise to create a practical item – project choices are an ‘envelope style’ cushion or lined tote style bag

On completion of this class participants will confidently be able to:

  • thread a sewing machine and wind a bobbin.
  • feed fabric through, sew in a straight line and turn corners.
  • explore the range of features and stitches on the machine.
  • sew different types of seams.
  • understand how to hem the edge of the cloth.
  • apply a pocket and patches.

Includes: our ‘Learn to Sew’ textile handout (T-Towel) , other materials, use of sewing machines and tools.

We also offer a follow on class ‘Beginners Sewing 2’ – zips, buttonholes & bindings & make your own sewing roll, followed by an afternoon class ‘make your own simple & stylish skirt or shorts’. A discount is offered when you block book 1 & 2 together! Next date: Saturday 7th November.

Class Size: Now reduced to 4 participants to ensure social distancing.

Covid – 19 Safety Measures we have implemented

PRICE: £60 (full day) or £110 (block book Beginners Sewing 1 & 2)

You can also book directly with us at the shop or over the phone (and save on the online booking fee)

Please Note: The workshop will take place in the Fabrications studio (which is downstairs from the shop via 12 steps)


October 31
11:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Barley Massey