Get to know your sewing machine - introductory course
Contact course provider
About the Course
Join Sandie for a 3 hour morning class to get you using your sewing machine with confidence!
With 30 years experience of sewing and bespoke dressmaking Sandie’s Sewing Bee was established in 2016 to share her knowledge with those of all ages. This class is for anyone that would like to be more confident on a sewing machine. You may have had a new machine or have one sitting in the cupboard that you never use because it’s temperamental and you don’t know how to fix it. Even if you haven’t got a sewing machine you can come have a go on one of ours. We will start with the basics and send you home with a much better understanding of your machine.
Please get in touch with any questions or to book your place!
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Bring your machine or try ours, all other equipment provided. Tea, coffee, juice and biscuits free of charge.
Sandie's classes are amazing! I went to her 'Get to know your sewing machine' class in August and learnt so much. I also attend her regular sewing class and cannot praise her highly enough. Sandie is always keen to teach us new skills and since joining last year I have altered clothes, made a child's dress as well as clothes for myself.
Thank you Sandie for your patience and sharing your amazing knowledge, I love my sewing classes!
yvonne Cargill - - #18206
Sandie brings plenty of humour and lots knowledge to her classes. She inspires confidence and gives everyone the support they need to improve their skills to enable them to complete their chosen projects. Give it a go - you won’t regret it.
Jean - - #18205
As a total beginner, never used a sewing machine before in my life, I attended Sandies classes, i have never looked back, i now own both a sewing machine and overlocker, and have made a variety of things including tops, dresses,skirts,bags,quilts etc.
Sandie is excellent at explaining all aspects of sewing with lots of patience and teaches you at your own pace. Classes are excellent. Highly recommend.
Hazel Fyffe - - #18204
I have been attending Sandies evening classes for a while now and can honestly say this is the best I’ve been too. The atmosphere is amazing with everyone helping each other. Sandy is super helpful and always goes an extra mile to make you understand what you're doing.
Punum - - #18202
Response from Sandie’s Sewing Bee:Thankyou Punam. That skirt will be finished before you know it😁
My daughters attend two of Sandy's classes and they both love them. Well organised, fun classes. Sandy is lovely and great with the kids. Worth every penny.
Karen Gerrard - - #12302
My daughter (10) has been going to these classes for a few months now and really enjoys them. The range of projects varies each month and have always been practical, from christmas decorations and advent calendars to pencil cases. The improvement each monrh is really noticable, with less help needed each visit and the sessions are fun and relaxed too Now to just find the time for me to learn too!
Lindsey - - #12298
I am 13yrs old and go to the teen class on a Friday. I love the classes and have made a bag and Christmas decorations. I am now going to be making a cushion and a skirt. Sandie is a really good teacher and explains everything really well and is very patient with us.
Paige - - #12296
I have gone to Sandie's adult class for a year where I have learnt so much and gained in confidence. It is a relaxed class and I consider everyone who goes my friend.
Katrina - - #12295
I’ve been going to Sandie’s adult evening class for around 6 months and feel like I’ve been included like forever! It was great to use a new machine and I’ve made a couple of dresses with help including my Xmas night out one. Can’t recommemd Sandie enough, she’s simply awesome.
Leigh - - #12294
My children and I have all attended various courses run by Sandie. We have enjoyed every class, she is very knowledgable and an excellent teacher. The classes are always fun and friendly too. Highly recommended
Karen - - #12293
My daughter (8) has been going to sandies classes for over a year and loves it. She has made some lovely things and is so confident now on the sewing machine. Sandie is a great teacher 👩🏫. Jx
Jayne - - #12292
Review this course
Course Start DatesWednesday 21st November 2018
- Accessible by public transport
- Disabled access
- Suitable for beginners
- Suitable for events & groups
- Teen friendly
This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.
They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.