Basic Sewing (3 weeks)



This basic sewing course will teach you all you need to know about how to sew. (We also provide this course for a longer period and other sewing courses. Please see more from this course organiser for details). From learning about your sewing machine, to creating your own constructed outcome, we will guide you through all stages. This course is suitable for absolute beginners or those with very little prior experience using a machine. 

Within this course you will learn the health and safety aspects of using a sewing machine, how to thread and maintain your machine and how to adjust tensions. We will show you how to sew on a variety of fabrics and how to construct basic seams, darts and folds. 

The next stage is to choose a project to work on. We can provide a structured project for a fashion outcome, all materials are included. Our tutor will guide you through the stages of constructing your outcome, embellishing and surface decoration.

A great way to refresh forgotten skills or learn from the beginning.

Please contact us for more detailed information. 

This is an adult course for students aged 16 +
(or aged 13 if accompanied by an adult). Maximum of 10 places available. 

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?

Dress-making fabric (selected at random or provide your own)
Dress-making pattern (or provide your own)
Access to our dressmaking equipment
Sewing machines (or bring your own)
Overlocker (optional)

What you will need

You will need:
A sewing machine
At least one (preferably more) empty spools for your machine
A flat smooth workspace
An iron and ironing board
Fabric scissors (we can suggest which to buy)
Paper scissors (normal scissors)
A laptop/phone with internet access
Fabric and pattern for the second project (we will guide you with what to buy)


Holly Davis at Thread and Press
East Riding of Yorkshire
YO42 4RW

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users

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