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Beginners Sewing Course (3 evenings)

November 11 @ 6:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 18th November 2020


Our Beginners Sewing Course  has been developed to address the needs of those who have little or no experience of using a sewing machine. Through this course 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.

Beginners Sewing 1 (Wednesday 4th November): Introduction to using a sewing machine

  • 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 patches or applique.

Beginners Sewing 2 (Wednesday 11th November) : Zips, buttonholes & bindings

  • Understand how to use different accessories that accompany domestic sewing machines, such as zipper, buttonhole feet.
  • Stitch different sizes and styles of buttonholes.
  • 2 ways of attaching a zip (visible and covered)
  • Apply a bias binding to embellish and finish a raw edge.
  • Create your own stylish ‘Utility Roll’ (suitable for your sewing notions, make up, pencils/brushes etc)

Beginners Sewing 3 (Wednesday 18th November) : Pockets & Plackets

  • Be introduced to a range of pocket & placket styles and functions
  • Patch Pocket: unlined, self-lined, “kangaroo” style, reinforcing methods
  • Hip Pocket: angled or straight, how to insert a pocket bag
  • Welt Pocket: tailored finish, usually found on waistcoats and trousers
  • An overview of which areas of a garment require plackets / facings and tips on adding


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

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

Covid – 19 Safety Measures we have implemented

PRICE: £95 (block booking 3 eves) or £35 individual evenings

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)


November 11
6:30 pm
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Barley Massey