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 tips along the way. You will learn to create seams and hems too. 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 13 years. 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. I am really patient and kind and have a special penchant for teaching nervous people and people who have additional needs.

What's included in the price?

All tools, machines and fabric are included in the class. Tea, coffee are on tap all day but please bring lunch and also bring any plant milk. You even get to take home a copy of Jennie's sewing handbook "In Stitches" so you don't have to take any notes!


5 hours

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts




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Suitable for

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