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Absolute Beginners' Sewing Skills

A group of eager new students learn how to sew

Duration: 4 weeks @ 2 hours per week

Price: £75

Book with: Jen Skedd
at Artisan Stitch

Studio 6.03A
St Margaret's House, 151 London Road

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About the Course

Courses running regularly. Please contact provider for the next course starting dates.

For absolute beginners (or if you haven't sewn for a while and need a refresher) This 4 week (2 hours per week) evening class covers the following:
Wk 1 - get familiar with the sewing machine, winding bobbins, threading, correct tension, and practice sewing straight and curved seams, and turning corners.
Wk 2 - Seams and hems. How to sew different seams and hems, and know which is most appropriate for the fabric and position on the garment.
Wk 3 - Buttons and zips. Make a machine stitched buttonhole, and insert a standard zip, such as used in skirts or for cushions
Wk 4 - Put your new-found skills into practice by making your choice of a tote bag, apron or other small item.
Taught by a degree-trained textile designer who's been sewing since age 7, and has studied bridalwear and couture techniques, and tailoring. Maximum 6 students for plenty one-to-one attention.
If you enjoy this class, take advantage of my 'Keep on Sewing' incentive and get a discount of any of my other sewing classes.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials and equipment are provided for weeks 1-3. You'll need to bring your own fabric for the project in the last week (approx 60cm to 1m fabric for a shopping bag, apron or zipped make-up bag). If you have your own sewing machine, please feel free to bring it along. (please let me know in advance). Free tea and coffee are available in the studio.

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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Child friendly
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Teen friendly