‘I did the Getting Started with your Sewing Machine course, it was absolutely great and very well taught. I think I was worried it would be a bit like school sewing lessons, but I couldn’t have been more wrong’ – TG
‘I had a great time on the ‘beginners’ course this morning making a lovely little drawstring bag. Can’t wait to return and make a piped cushion. Thank you for helping me to find my way around my machine and for all your patience. Highly recommended’ – AR
An introduction to using a sewing machine, and how to get the most out of your machine.
Who Can Take This Course: Complete beginners or sewists lacking confidence with using their machine. This course is also available to those without a sewing machine who would like to start sewing (sewing machines available for use).
What Will I Learn: In this session you will learn how to thread up, wind the bobbin and start sewing on a sewing machine. You will try out different stitch selections and some of the most common features on the machines. You will also look at sewing problems, machine tensions etc. and how to solve them. You will go on to sew a drawstring bag using various sewing techniques, seam neatening, pressing and top-stitching.
What Will I Make: A drawstring gift bag, (using your own fabrics), fully lined and top stitched.
What Do I Need To Bring: You will need to bring your own sewing machine, or use one of ours, (please advise when booking). Class includes your choice of 3 fat quarters of fabric from our large selection.
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