An introduction to sewing 2 Days

An introduction to sewing 2 Days


Our Introduction to Sewing course is for the complete beginner and for people that would like to get back into sewing. In this warm, friendly atmosphere under the expert tuition of Diana you will learn everything you need to know to get started. The course, across two Mondays, culminates in you making your very own kit bag to store your sewing essentials.

You will learn:
- How to find your way around a sewing machine from threading it up to getting to know what it's capable of.
- A variety of seams and finishes, and suitability to cloth and garment.
- Stitching curved seams and corners
- Making darts, pleats and gathers
- Hemming including double fold hem and blind hemming.
- Making and applying bias binding and piping
- How to put in a zip and make buttonholes

Diana Uprichard is the founder of Dolly Clothing. An experienced designer, seamstress and teacher, Diana believes that sewing is nourishment for the soul.

From the Dolly studio in central Lewes, Diana runs sewing courses for adults, provides a bespoke alteration service and designs her own sustainable clothing collection. When she’s not in the studio, Diana can be found teaching school children how to express their creativity through the art of sewing.

A dedicated campaigner for sustainable fashion, Diana leads the Dolly team in awareness-raising campaigns and events. Designed to inform and inspire, Dolly’s events explore why our clothes are costing the earth and what we can each do to be the change.

Diana’s vision for a sustainable fashion future is built on her belief that there’s a wealth of power in a tiny needle and thread.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Refreshments will be available during the class.

Atelier Beside the Sea will provide all materials for this course.


Jon Tutton at Atelier Beside the Sea


165 Kings Road Arches
East Sussex

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers


2 days (2:00pm to 6:00pm)



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