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Beginners sewing class ~ whole day


About the Course

This is a beginners class for those who have never touched a machine before, or not for a long time. Or for those who are self taught but do not actually have much basic knowledge.

You will learn all about tension, stitches, threading up, what threads to use, how to wind bobbins, how to measure and cut fabric, all about seam allowances and making sharp corners as well as lots of hints and tip along the way. Most students come out of this class with a huge grin on their face! No matter how clumsy you think you are, or how scared, you will learn to sew, it's guaranteed.

To practice these new skills you will then make a cushion cover. As the class is quite long there will be plenty of time for the knowledge to really sink in and for you to get really creative.

Your Teacher: Jennie has been teaching sewing classes at all levels for over 6 years. She's got a 2 year full time course as well as many city and guilds and online classes under her belt. She's passionate about sewing, super friendly and patient and believes anyone can learn to sew. The classes are small (maximum of 5 people) and are held in a dedicated craft studio in Jennie's leafy garden in Walthamstow, East London

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?

All tools, machines and fabric is included in the class. Tea, coffee and biscuits are on tap all day but please bring a packed lunch as there aren't any real shops nearby. Please also bring soya milk or rooibos tea as these I don't have, I do have tons of herbal tea as well as decaf coffee and tea.

You even get to take home a copy of Jennie's sewing handbook "In Stitches" so you don't have to take any notes!


Jennie Caminada at cheekyhandmades
13 Thorpe Crescent
Greater London
E17 5BY
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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel

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5 hours (10:30am to 3:30pm)

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I attended a day course with Jennie, and I thoroughly enjoyed it, Jennie showed me how to patchwork and I made some lovely things to take home. A worthwhile day with a lovely bubbly lady who was full of great ideas. After just one day I came home and had enough knowledge to make two lap quilts and other small items, now I'm addicted!! Thank you Jennie , really loved my day with you .

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