Get to know your sewing machine - Day course in Worcestershire



Have you recently purchased a new sewing machine or are you looking to start sewing and need advice on which machine? Maybe you would like a refresher?

Our Introduction to Sewing course is the perfect way to get started. We’ll get you feeling comfortable with your machine, learning the basics and sewing some great beginner projects

Help is always at hand as classes are kept to small numbers enabling you to ask questions as you go and sort any common mistakes as they arise.

There’s a lot you will learn, making sure you will leave with the confidence to try your own beginners projects at home!

We will spend the morning learning techniques, and practicing, you will also get to make a small item or two!!

In the afternoon you can choose a project; either a tote bag or envelope cushion.

Using your new skills you will sew your project together under guidance and you will leave with the finished item, plus the written instructions as a reminder of the steps you have covered to make your item.

Once you have completed this course, you will have the necessary skills to go on to complete either our beginners dressmaking workshops or soft furnishing workshops.

Class sizes are kept small making sure that everyone gets attention and assistance when needed, and it's a lovely spacious environment.

This class covers:

The parts of a sewing machine
Threading your machine
Winding a bobbin
Stitch selection
How to change stitch length (and width if your machine has this facility)
How to adjust tension
Presser feet, how to change them
How to sew a straight line and turn corners
How to sew a buttonhole
Cutting fabric from a template
Neatening seams

You will need to bring:

Your sewing machine (in good working order with instruction manual and any accessories that came with the machine).
If you would like the use of one of ours then please state at the time of booking.

A small sewing kit, including scissors, pins, thread, unpicker, tape measure, fabric marker pen.

Packed lunch (and your own drinks if you prefer)

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Written instructions with images
Demonstrations and guidance
Techniques and tips


Judi Glover at Sew Make it

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WR10 3AB

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users


6 hours (10:00am to 4:30pm)

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Dawn - - #28172

Really improved my confidence to just try things, really well planned and timed, very friendly atmosphere. Had two wonderful days!

Heather - - #28171

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.

Lyn - - #28170

Was fantastic, very informative and a pleasure attending this group. Thank you so much for your help and support

Zena - - #28169

Loved my return to sewing and so chuffed with my "makes" - loved the buttoned cushions and tote bag.

Vicky - - #28161

Really good fun, excellent pace and Judi is very patient and helpful. You feel comfortable asking questions.

Fiona - - #27265

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

Jenny - - #27264

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

Kelly - - #27263

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

Dawn - - #27262

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

Kate - - #26238

Excellent! Very helpful and very informative. Really enjoyable.

Fiona - - #26237

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 :)

Judith - - #26236

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.

Mary - - #26109

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.

Many thanks,

Philip Roskelly - - #25463

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.
Definitely recommended.

Tracy - - #24687

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

Zoe - - #24686

Really helpful and informative. Much better than "you tubing" Definately recommend! - Zoe, "Get to know your sewing machine" workshop, Worcester

Lizzie - - #24685

Really enjoyed the first course - "beginners sewing class", very relaxing learning a new skill. Judi was patient and helpful.

Sally - - #24684

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

Margaret - - #24683

Good to learn how to use a machine properly! - Margaret, Get to know your sewing machine workshop, Cheltenham

Rachata - - #24682

Very calm and relaxing class. Judi is very kind and helpful. Thank you - Rachata, Get to know your sewing machine workshop Cheltenham

Madeline - - #22301

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.

Lianne Edwards - - #20849

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!

Kate - - #20792

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.

Fiona - - #18994

Really enjoyable lesson. Learnt loads and I feel confident to go home and make more! Thank you Judi, looking forward to next weeks workshop

Elizah - - #18992

Fantastic workshop. I have throughly enjoyed myself and learnt so many new things. Judi was really helpful and explained everything clearly. Thank you :)

Tamsin - - #18991

Really enjoyed the "Get to know your sewing machine" workshop, learnt a lot in the three hours. Thank you

Perry - - #18990

Great fun, lovely group and very friendly. Feel impressed with myself for actually producing something!

Penny - - #18989

Really enjoyed the workshop :) Right pace and length. Good intro, lots of advice and encouragement. Thank you

Mandy - - #18988

Had a lovely time today in the "get know your sewing machine" workshop. Really enjoyed it. Looking forward to next weeks cushion lesson.

Claire Maguire - - #17470

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.

Diane - - #13124

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

Response from Sew Make it:

You're very welcome! Look forward to seeing you again soon.

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