This is a 3 hour introduction to the sewing machine for complete beginners, teaching you all the basic skills and what the buttons are for! This workshop is for you if you have never used a sewing machine before, or if you are feeling like you need a refresher. So everyone will be at a similar level. 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. We will spend the morning learning techniques and practicing. You will also get to make a drawstring bag and some coasters to practice your skills. There’s a lot you will learn, making sure you will leave with the confidence to try your own beginners projects at home! 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 Class sizes are kept small making sure that everyone gets attention and assistance when needed, and it's a lovely spacious environment. 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 don't have a machine, then please let me know, we can arrange for you to use one of ours) To continue your sewing journey you can also book the afternoon, when we will be making a beautiful envelope backed cushion cover - please see separate listing, Complete Beginners Sewing - Day course in Worcestershire.

What's included in the price?

Fabrics Written instructions with images Demonstrations and guidance Techniques and tips Tea & coffee


3 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Parking provided
  • Long term / weekly / monthly
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Weekends
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Suitable for beginners
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Most machines are suitable for this workshop, however I do not wish for you to pay for a workshop and not get anything from it.
We cover how an electric machine works and how to change and sew the different stitches, so if your machine does not have these, you will obvioulsy not get the best out of the day. Remember you can always hire a machine from me instead,.

Please do not bring your machine if:

1. It is not working
2. It is a mini sewing machine or a kids sewing machine
3. It is a complicated embroidery machine and you want help with embroidery patterns
4. You have purchased it second hand and have no idea if it works
5. The machine is over 20 years old
6. The machine is not electric

If you are not sure - please message me with the make and model and I can advise you

My workshops are geared towards adults.
Please speak to me if you are considering booking for a child

Yes, there is free parking outside the hall

Unfortunately not - there are limited spaces for all of my workshops and they get booked up quite quickly, so to avoid disappointment you will need to book beforehand


Stoulton, , Worcester, Worcestershire, WR7 4RE