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Sewing machine courses and workshops. All across the UK, sewing machines are gathering dust... want to learn how to use your sewing machine? Or perhaps just get to know it? Browse sewing machine courses across the UK and learn from sewing experts.

Have you recently got a sewing machine or been thinking about purchasing one? Perhaps you’ve got a machine languishing in the loft somewhere but just don’t know how to get started. Our Introduction to Sewing Course is the perfect way to get started. We’ll get you feeling comfortable will your machine, learning the basics and stitching up so great beginner projects to built your confidence and learn new techniques. Once you’ve completed this course, you...
A brilliant introduction to using a sewing machines for complete beginners or those who want a refresher. We'll cover threading, winding your bobbin, setting tension, then there's the opportunity to make a tote bag or bunting. You'll get lots of tips and advice, and the confidence to start making lots more!
South Yorkshire - Next course on 17th September 2019
This course is 30 weeks long from September to June. Students attend a 3 hour class each week with breaks for the usual holiday periods. Course content is divided into 2 different projects where students learn the elements of design, both hand and machine embroidery and the application of that learning to produce a functional or decorative product. The tutors for this course are Sue Lancaster BA Hons Embroidery, PGCE (Art), FSDC, and Maria Newman...
Greater London
Being able to use a sewing machine is a useful skill to have for so many things and can open the way to the world of clothes making and garment construction. Many people would like to make their own clothes or sew their own creative projects, but find the idea of using a sewing machine too daunting. This course will help you get to grips with this vital skill by teaching you how to use...
East Sussex
In this absolute Beginners (or those needing a refresher) course you'll learn how to sew to use a sewing machine, then make a simple cushion cover to practise your stitching techniques & then a purse to practise zips and darts Alternatively, you can cover the same course content in 3 x weekly Stitch Classes. Workshop content Week 1: Threading up the machine and bobbin, different stitches, adjusting tension, changing a needle and presser foot, starting...
West Midlands
Come and make a machine sewn leather pouch, perfect for storing a variety of bits and pieces such as phone, cash, makeup or can be used as a clutch bag. You have the option to make a detachable wrist strap. There will be a small selection of coloured leathers to choose from. You will be shown how to use leather making tools and equipment safely and to machine sew leather. The workshop is suitable for...
Learn how to make a cotton wrap dressing gown with a tie belt during this two day workshop. You will be provided with a pattern and be shown how to cut the garment correctly and construct it using professional sewing techniques. You will learn about the rules cutting cloth and be introduced constructing seams, hems and inserting sleeves. If time permits you will also add a patch pocket. This two day workshop is aimed at...
Greater London
Creative types and fashion aficionados can extend their thread of knowledge with a day of dressmaking in groups of up to ten. This six-hour class offers tuition in techniques for constructing a dress using a commercial pattern, as well as adding fastenings such as a concealed or regular zip. The Fashion Box is a textile treasure trove of fabric design and made-to-measure clothing services. Bespoke ideas can come to fruition for theatrical, bridal and menswear...
West Yorkshire
On this six week course, you will learn how to construct a blind with a standard fold where all of the pleats stack neatly on top of each other. The techniques covered are essential to make high quality items for your own home or for friends and family.
Greater London - Next course on 20th October 2018
Learn to make a lined pencil or triple pleat curtain, with heading tape, so you can make your own made to measure curtains at a fraction of the cost! During the three hour workshop we will cover; Measuring your Window Types of Headings Fabric calculations Make a sample lined curtain. Here at 'Craft my Day' we run small group workshops so you get lots of personal attention. The classes are very relaxed and fun, whilst...