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february, 2024

07feb6:30 pm9:30 pmBeginners Sewing Course (Evening 1)GET STARTED ON YOUR SEWING ADVENTURE WITH BARLEY MASSEY

Event Details

Our Beginners Sewing Course is an introduction into machine sewing and has been developed to address the needs of those who have little or no experience of using a sewing machine. Through these classes 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 – introduction to using a sewing machine: Wednesday 7th February, 6:30 – 9:30pm

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.

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


Beginners Sewing 2 – zips, buttonholes & bindings (and make a utility roll): Wednesday 14th February, 6:30 – 9:30pm

– 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)

Includes: Pre prepared utility roll component materials , thread, use of ‘Brother’ sewing machines.


Beginners Sewing 3 – pockets & more pockets!: Wednesday 21st February, 6:30 – 9:30pm

– Be introduced to a range of pocket styles and functions

– Patch Pocket: unlined, self-lined, “kangaroo” style, reinforcing methods

– Hip Pocket: angled or straight, how to insert a pocket bag

– Welt or Jet style Pocket: tailored finish, usually found on waistcoats and trousers

– Create your own tote style bag with multiple pockets

Includes: Pre prepared tote bag component materials , thread, use of ‘Brother’ sewing machines.


Class Size: Max 8 students

PRICE: £120

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)



(Wednesday) 6:30 pm - 9:30 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.