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Beginner sewing machine course - learn to love your machine!

Beginner sewing machine course - learn to love your machine!

About the Course

A beginner sewing course - bring your own sewing machine and learn how to set it up, wind a new bobbin, check the thread tension, straight stitch and then hand sew or applique decorations. Only 2 places maximum per date to ensure that everyone gets the attention they need and come away happy that they can continue to sew independently. You will be making a cushion cover and will be guided through the day in a fun and creative way.

Courses are 4 hours in the day running from 10am to 2pm or can also be run as an evening course from 6:30pm to 10pm. The time difference is to allow a pause for lunch during the day.

Tea, coffee and biscuits all included.

I am happy to lend my sewing machine if it’s needed so please let me know if you have a machine or not when booking.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Tuition at a maximum rate of 1 to 2, use of a sewing machine (if required).

To allow for personal preference, you will need to bring with you;

at least 1m of cotton fabric
a cushion inner of around 45cm square/rectangular
a reel of thread
Your lunch


Emily Bradshaw at Sevenoaks Craft Network
70 Madan Road
TN16 1DX
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Suitable for

  • Hen dos
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers

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In-person course
- - #24237

Very good experience! Emily is a good tutor, she explained all the elements of my sewing machine. Really enjoyed my day with her and liked making my cushion cover with her. She has a flexible approach and helped me make the cushion cover giving me confidence all along. I finished the class feeling knowledgeable about my machine and excited to use it more frequently.
Thank you Emily for this lovely experience.

In-person course
- - #22955

Fantastic! Had a great day with Emily and really enjoyed having the time especially set aside to focus on making something for myself - felt like a real treat!

I learnt lots of techniques and useful tricks to take away and now feel confident to start having a go at my own projects at home.

Emily was very welcoming and patient - her knowledge and experience makes her the perfect teacher. Would highly recommend this course. Thank you Emily!

In-person course
- - #20200

I really enjoyed my day with Emily learning to use a sewing machine and I'm so so chuffed with my beautiful cushion! A relaxed, informal class in friendly surroundings and Emily is so kind and patient. I treated myself as a birthday present and it was so lovely to spend a few hours doing something just for me. Would definitely recommend and I will be back!

In-person course
- - #20188

I absolutely loved classes with Emily. She's such a lovely person and a great teacher. I came to the lesson scared of my machine but after the class I wasn't scared any more. I highly recommend Emily to everyone who would like to learn sewing!

In-person course
- - #20119

Great course and a lovely, patient teacher.

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