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About the Course
Learn to sew intensive course over two Saturdays
This is where you will learn the basics of how to use your sewing machine and start your sewing journey.
Week 1 am - learning the basics of how your machine works
Week 1 pm - Make a reversible tote bag with boxed bottom
Week 2 am - Make an envelope cushion with opening buttonhole and fabric covered buttons
Week 2 pm - Make zipped and lined pouches (toiletries bag or pencil case size)
All excellent quality fabrics are provided, and you will have written instructions plus a cushion template to keep for when you 'go it alone' at home.
If you are new to sewing, looking to take up a new hobby, or return to sewing, this is the course for you. Four individual 3hr workshops where you will get to know your machine, and learn how to make four individual items each covering a different skill.
You can bring your own machine if you have one, or if not I have one you can hire for a minimal charge.
This course is a combination of my beginners workshops which can also be booked separately.
I have over 35 years experience sewing, from learning to sew as a child making dolls clothes, progressing to dressmaking, home furnishings (curtains and blinds), accessories, always to professional standards. I design and make my own patterns, and work as a Freelance Tutor. I hope you will come along and enjoy my workshops, where I am happy to pass on lots of information and tips.
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.
What's included in the price?
All materials are included, please bring your sewing machine if you have one. Sewing machines are available for use, there is a small charge for the day to cover repairs and servicing.
Tea, coffee, soft drinks included.
Really improved my confidence to just try things, really well planned and timed, very friendly atmosphere. Had two wonderful days!
Dawn - - #28172
Loved the course. Great introduction to sewing techniques and got to take something home every week. Judi is very clear with her instructions and very patient. Great value course that I'd strongly recommend.
Heather - - #28171
Was fantastic, very informative and a pleasure attending this group. Thank you so much for your help and support
Lyn - - #28170
Loved my return to sewing and so chuffed with my "makes" - loved the buttoned cushions and tote bag.
Zena - - #28169
Really good fun, excellent pace and Judi is very patient and helpful. You feel comfortable asking questions.
Vicky - - #28161
Excellent Courses, thoroughly enjoyed every minute, very knowledgable staff and so patient..... Brilliant modern venue. Can't wait to return to do more
"Get to know your sewing machine" and "Reversible Tote" - Day 1
Fiona - - #27265
I've thoroughly enjoyed today. I have been ill for the past week and today has cheered me up! Although I have sewn for many years, I still learnt a lot. Looking forward to attending more courses.
"Reversible Tote" 11th Jan 2020
Jenny - - #27264
Lovely day. Really glad I came, feel much more confident with using the machine.
"Get to know your sewing machine" and "Reversible Tote" - Day 1
Kelly - - #27263
Judi is a fantastic teacher. I went from being a complete novice (never having sewed before) to making a reversible bag (amongst other things). Can't wait for the next one.
"Get to know your sewing machine" and "Reversible Tote" workshops - Day 1
Dawn - - #27262
Excellent! Very helpful and very informative. Really enjoyable.
Kate - - #26238
Really enjoyed the whole day. Constructive, clear and supportive instruction. Creative crafts achieved. Judi is helpful and with a sense of humour. Nice venue and warm! Thanks :)
Fiona - - #26237
I am really suprised at how much I learnt during the day - it far exceeded my expectations. The pace was just right, as was the size of the class, and it allowed for plenty of one to one guidance.
Judith - - #26236
I really enjoyed both the workshops I attended at the weekend. The small groups are great as it gives us the opportunity to ask any questions we need to ask, and the opportunity for individual help where needed. You make things as simple as possible and give clear instructions, so at the end of the course I felt really pleased with what I had achieved.
Mary - - #26109
A great beginners' course.
None of the projects was too ambitious but they were challenging enough to give a real sense of satisfaction when completed.
We had an experienced tutor who actually said very little but was always ready to assist us when guidance was needed.
Philip Roskelly - - #25463
Gave me the confidence and knowledge to start sewing again, as I had not sewn since school - 30 years plus! A thoroughly enjoyable and prodictive morning. Judi has inspired me to continue sewing!
Tracy, "Get to know your sewing machine", Worcester
Tracy - - #24687
Really helpful and informative. Much better than "you tubing" Definately recommend! - Zoe, "Get to know your sewing machine" workshop, Worcester
Zoe - - #24686
Really enjoyed the first course - "beginners sewing class", very relaxing learning a new skill. Judi was patient and helpful.
Lizzie - - #24685
Lovely class, lots of good information - went home with a drawstring bag! Looking forward to the next course - Sally, Get to know your sewing machine workshop, Cheltenham
Sally - - #24684
Good to learn how to use a machine properly! - Margaret, Get to know your sewing machine workshop, Cheltenham
Margaret - - #24683
Very calm and relaxing class. Judi is very kind and helpful. Thank you - Rachata, Get to know your sewing machine workshop Cheltenham
Rachata - - #24682
Thank you for the amazing workshops you have provided the last couple of weeks; I am thrilled with all that I have made under your guidance and patience, and it has given me the confidence to try other projects on my own.
Madeline - - #22301
Had a great day with Judi Glover on her learn to sew and made a fantastic envelope cushion cover, a drawer string bag and drinks coasters, all of which we were able to take home. I had never used my sewing machine and by the end of the day felt completely comfortable with it. I was with a lovely group of ladies and Judi couldn’t have been nicer, so patient and informative. I have already booked my next course, curtain making next!
Lianne Edwards - - #20849
Great day. Lovely atmosphere. Very supportive and patient. Loved that I made something I could take home. Feel able to go ahead now and make more. Thank you so much.
Kate - - #20792
Really enjoyable lesson. Learnt loads and I feel confident to go home and make more! Thank you Judi, looking forward to next weeks workshop
Fiona - - #18994
Fantastic workshop. I have throughly enjoyed myself and learnt so many new things. Judi was really helpful and explained everything clearly. Thank you :)
Elizah - - #18992
Really enjoyed the "Get to know your sewing machine" workshop, learnt a lot in the three hours. Thank you
Tamsin - - #18991
Great fun, lovely group and very friendly. Feel impressed with myself for actually producing something!
Perry - - #18990
Really enjoyed the workshop :) Right pace and length. Good intro, lots of advice and encouragement. Thank you
Penny - - #18989
Had a lovely time today in the "get know your sewing machine" workshop. Really enjoyed it. Looking forward to next weeks cushion lesson.
Mandy - - #18988
I recently attended the beginners workshop, had a great time and was useful to finally be able to use my sewing machines. Judi was both helpful and patient as i was an absolute beginner. The tote bag and coasters were an added bonus to have something to take home upon completion.
Claire Maguire - - #17470
Thank you for doing a 1 to 1 session for me. I had not used a sewing machine in such a long time and you were very patient. I really enjoyed it and the 3 hours went very quickly. Will be coming back for the cushion workshop. Highly recommend
Diane - - #13124
Response from Sew Make it:You're very welcome! Look forward to seeing you again soon.
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