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Beginners Sewing Course In Plymouth

Sewing room

Duration: 10 hours over 5 evenings

Price: £100

Book with: Lizzy Evans
at Make at 140

Ocean Studios,
Royal William yard
Plymouth
Devon
PL1 3RP

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About the Course

Do you have a sewing machine hidden in a cupboard that you want to learn all about? Or do you have a need to learn to sew but don’t even have a sewing machine yet? We can help.

Our beginners sewing course is designed for people who have never used a sewing machine before or for those who need a good refresher after having been away from it for a long time.

From the first steps of threading your machine to sewing your first garment. Over the 10 hour course you will be given step by step tuition learning all about your sewing machine, sewing a tote bag and finally sewing your own top.


What you will learn:

Introduce parts of your machine
Show how to thread the machine and bobbin
Sew straight stitch and zig zag stitch/Look at thread tension and problems
Look at machine accessories, ie feet, needles, cleaning equipment and oil
Sewing in a straight line
Sewing and finishing seams
The basics of bag making
Measuring and choosing the right size for you
Assembling a pattern
Pattern Marking
Cutting out the fabric according to the pattern
Inserting a dart
A simple pleat
Seam techniques
Applying bias binding


What you will need:

Sewing machine threaded and working (if you require to use one of our machines you will to advise us during booking as we have a limited amount of machines available)

Sewing kit

Fabric and notions for your chosen pattern size and length – a detailed tick list will be sent to you once you have booked on the course with full details

Level:

Beginner

Duration: 10 hours

Please note we try to calculate how long a workshop will be and plan to finish each garment in the allocated time but this isn’t always possible, If you are unable to finish in the workshop time we will make sure you are confident with your garment to be finished at home.

Please note this workshop will held at our new pop up workshop space at Ocean Studios in Royal William Yard. Take a look at our about us page for more info. We will email you details of best places to park and where to go with your confirmation email once you are booked on.


We need a minimum of 5 people for this workshop go ahead, if this number isn’t achieved by one week before we will be contacting you with an alterative date, if you are unable to re-schedule we offer a full refund.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.


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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


  • Accessible by public transport
  • Accommodation offered
  • Suitable for beginners