Also available as online workshops, see my other listings for details.
This is where you will learn the basics of how to use your sewing machine and start your sewing journey.
Week 1 - learning the basics of how your machine works
Week 2 - Make an envelope cushion with opening buttonhole
Week 3 - Make a reversible tote bag with boxed bottom
Week 4 - 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 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 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 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.
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
Sew Make it:
You're very welcome! Look forward to seeing you again soon.
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.
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!
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.
I learnt to sew on Judi's "Get to know your sewing machine" course, then progressed to the "Intro to dressmaking". I am soo pleased with making my sleeveless top!! Its been on several holidays with me and as I got the pattern to keep, I have made two more at home. Judi is so patient and helpful. Looking forward to doing more.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.