Making Friends with your Sewing Machine – Beginners

Do you have a sewing machine sat in your cupboard that you have always wanted to be able to use? Have you always wanted to make your own clothes, cushions and other items but have no idea where to start? Do you want to learn with a fab group of people?

Come along to the ‘Make friends with your sewing machine’ weekly session specifically for those who are at the beginning of their sewing adventures.

We’ll go right from the very beginning to learn new skills each week while making a useable project to take home – you’ll have a sense of pride from your very first session!

This class is for those whose machine is completely alien to them, complete beginners looking to make friends with their Sewing Machine and make some fabulous projects along the way with a supportive little community around them.

Unfortunately, these classes have now finished, please register your details and we will inform you as soon as more classes become available.

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What will I be making?

Right from the start you will learn how to thread your machine and through projects similar to the ones below, you will learn and practice different skills and techniques, such as: sewing forwards and backwards, sewing corners and curves, using templates and bias binding, patchwork, envelope backing, and decorative stitches.

Projects will include:

  • fabric pencil case

  • iPad stand/phone stand

  • mini card holder 

  • book holder cushion 

  • fan purse

  • wash bag

  • duffel bag

  • Christmas tree napkin pattern

  • quilted Christmas stocking

How will I learn?

The tutor demonstrates the skills to be learned in each session and will be on hand to answer any questions and offer advice. Handouts will be given at the end of each class so learners can make further projects at home.

What do I need to bring?

Your working sewing machine. Please note it may be worth putting your machine in for a service before the class if it has not been used in years to avoid disappointment in the first lesson if it doesn’t work.

A basic sewing kit will be needed. We suggest at least: fabric scissors or a rotary cutter, quilting ruler, cutting mat, little thread scissors and pins

You will need to bring fabric and thread for each project so that the projects are unique to you and your style.

We will be in touch before the start of the course with what you will need for Week 1.

What else do I need to know?

Please bring your machine to the sessions.

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