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may, 2024

12may11:00 am5:30 pmBeginners Sewing 1 - introduction to using a sewing machineSTART YOUR SEWING ADVENTURE WITH BARLEY MASSEY

Event Details

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.

– trouble shoot about common errors and being aware of them!

– sew different types of seams.

– Understand how to hem the edge of the cloth.

– apply a pocket and patches.

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: Sunday 19th May, 11am – 5:30pm.


Class Size: 6 students

TIME: 11am – 5:30pm

Class Includes: Our own  ‘Learn to Sew’ textile handout (T-Towel) , other materials, use of ‘Brother’ sewing machines. If you are block booking Beginners 1 & 2, please bring 1:5 – 2m of fabric for the skirt or shorts afternoon activity (nothing too thin, shiny or stretchy!)

PRICE: £140 (Beginners Sewing 1 & 2) or £75 (Beginners Sewing 1)

HOW TO BOOK: Contact us directly on 020 7275 8043 or BOOK ONLINE

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




(Sunday) 11:00 am - 5:30 pm


Barley MasseyTextile Designer Maker & Founder/Caretaker of Fabrications 7 Broadway Market

Fabrications7 Broadway MarketThe workshop / event takes place in the Fabrications "Imaginerium" studio located downstairs from the shop area.