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Beginners sewing at Hobbycraft Hedge End Southampton

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About the Course

Beginners sewing workshops every 2nd Saturday of the month. Bring your own sewing machine [we can loan at additional cost].

Contact us for material required as sometimes we need you to cut out the fabric to save on time.

Pupils can pop in on any lesson.

Each month we have a 2 hour project all designed for beginners. We try to learn new techniques each month for example:

-Thread catcher

- Tote Bag

- Stylish fabric storage box

Please contact me on the details above. We are a well established friendly group.

Please get in touch for more details and upcoming dates.

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?

Our beginner's workshops are two hours of tuition with two tutors available to help.

We also bring along extras like buttons ribbon etc. We can loan machines if required at an additional cost of £3.00

Fabric and lining for sample curtain will be supplied and day includes tea/coffee and course notes. Book early to avoid disappointment. All workshops paid in advance please contact sew-b-it for payment method.


Bridget Kimber at Sew-b-It
Mansbridge Road
West End
SO18 3HW
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2 hours 9.30 to 11.30 July how to read a pattern

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- - #29546

Had a lesson today making a holder for my patterns. It was really good and fun to make, and would recommend the class to anyone who wants to learn to use their machine.

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- - #29127

I had a 2 hour lesson today with Bridget and I made a drawstring bag. I have really struggled to make anything until today when Bridget taught me to make the bag. I have come away learning so much and can’t wait for my next lesson.

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- - #28045

Great 2 hours making a tote bag today. Bridget and Karen are very helpful with plenty of tips along the way. I never thought I would be competent enough to produce a lovely finished article but the class makes it fun and easy. I will definitely be back next month!

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- - #28037

Made a wonderful tote bag today and learned how to attach an applique with a professional finish. Brigitte and Karen were very helpful and patient as always, great atmosphere, looking forward to the next course in March!

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- - #27245

Another lovely morning with Bridget and Karen making a thread catcher bag. Easy to follow instructions and both ladies are full of hints and tips. It's a chatty informal class and a lot of fun. I will definitely be back! Thank you ladies 🙂

Response from Sew-b-It:

Thank you June you bring fun to our workshops .So pleased you enjoyed making Thread Carcher

See you soon at your amazing Cardinal Cards workshops

Bridget & Karen

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- - #27244

Bridget and Karen always make each session fun. I always come away extremely pleased with what I have made and even though I've been going on and off for a few years, I am still learning new things. Everyone is friendly and made to feel welcome and part of the group. It doesn't matter what level of experience you have you will still make amazing things with both Bridget and Karen who will guide you through.

Response from Sew-b-It:

Bev just so lovely seeing you today and pleased you enjoyed workshop. Hoefully see you for our next workshop .

Good luck with your degree - clever girl

Bridget & Karen

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- - #24164

Thank you for my 1:1 tutoring Bridget. I have been showing off my draw string bag to everyone.

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- - #23544

Really good class. Lots of advice from Karen & Bridget and really enjoyed the project they picked. Atmosphere was really good, everyone was friendly and welcoming. I don't have much sewing experience, so I was worried it would be too complicated but with help I managed to make a top within one session (just had to finish the hemming at home). The skills learned will come in very useful for other projects, I'm looking forward to the next session!

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- - #17127

I made a bag organiser and 8 couldn't believe how great it turned out Bridget was really helpful and kind, can't wait to learn more

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- - #15893

I am a complete novice to this course. Bridget and Karen are brilliant, there patience is amazing alongside their talent. It is a fun class with the added benefit of creating something new each time.

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- - #14152

Prior to attending a group course I had a 121 session with Bridget and I'm so pleased I did! Not only is she an inspiring lady but I learnt so many tips that otherwise would have taken me a lot of trial and error. Very much looking forward to the group sessions and would highly recommend a 121 with Bridget for any level

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- - #12882

I was nervous before going but I loved the atmosphere of the course. I felt it was just right for me who is not very advanced. We made a lovely purse bag and everybody was easy to chat to. I would definitively recommend and I will be going regularly. Thank you to Bridget and Karen for sharing their knowledge !

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- - #11229

Excellent tutor and has been teaching me sewing for the last three years. I started with very basic sewing and have now progressed to intermediate and make lots of gifts for my friends and for the Macmillan Cancer Support annual coffee morning. Thank you Bridget would recommend you for beginners great patience5

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- - #11135

I had a great experience with lovely Bridget. She was very friendly and helpful. She taught me a lot in such a short time. End of the session l came away very proud, with my beatiful bag made by me!
Thank you so much Bridget!

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- - #11043

I went to this class yesterday for the first time and loved it. Everyone was really friendly and helpful. It was really an intermediate project rather than a beginners project but the others who had been going for a while helped me with the tricky parts and I am really excited to have made my own bag with a lining, zip and box corners. I think Bridget and Karen try to choose a project each month that practises a new skill and I am looking forward to the next one. It's definitely easier to bring your own sewing machine, but there is everything there that you might need or have forgotten. A great class overall!

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- - #9351

This is a really laid back and friendly group. The tutors Karen and Bridget are so helpful and friendly, and whether your a complete beginner or dabbled with sewing a litttle, you will come out of each session amazed by your creations. I love attending when I can.

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- - #9349

Great class. Lovely teachers, lovely crowd of people go. Made some beautiful things

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- - #7243

Fantastic class, I really look forward to this class every month! I have learnt such a lot, and have been able to make so many hand made gifts because of this class!!
We always have such a laugh too, lovely tutors!!
Just brilliant!! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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