Does your sewing machine make you feel nervous? Have you always wondered what all the buttons are for? And those extra presser feet... what do they do? Whether you have a manual or a digital sewing machine, old or new, bring it along to The Oast Studio and spend a morning getting to know what's what. We'll go over the basics that are needed for most sewing projects and look at various trouble shooting options as well as learning how to take out the bobbin casing and give your machine a good clean. You'll be amazed at how much fluff has gathered there! We'll have time to experiment and play with different stitches and make a simple item to take home. ​This beginners’ sewing machine course covers: the different parts of the sewing machine threading your machine and winding a matching bobbin stitch selection starting to sew setting tension seam allowances presser feet – when to use them and how to change them basic sewing machine maintenance​ Alison from The Oast Bakery will treat us to some of her delicious baking and plenty of teas and coffees to keep us going. ​​If you don't have a sewing machine, you are welcome to come a learn how to use one of ours. Our Studio is in a beautiful converted Oast with exposed beams and gentle views across the farmland.  Filled with mouth-watering aromas from The Oast Bakery, where Alison prepares our delicious refreshments, this is the perfect place to escape the pressures of daily life and enjoy some creative time for yourself.  Our aim is to offer the chance to unwind, learn a new skill and meet like minded people whilst enjoying a cuppa and a slice of cake.

What's included in the price?

What's included:​ A large selection of fabric remnants to experiment with Tea, coffee and custard tarts on arrival


4 hours

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts



Sutura Sewing

with Craft Courses since 2023

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Hearing impaired
  • Father's Day
  • Stag dos
  • Parking provided
  • Mother's Day
  • Hen dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • UK Holiday
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Romantic
  • Overseas Holiday
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Easter
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Intermediate level
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The Oast Studio, The Oast, Hodore Farm, Parrock Lane, Hartfield, Upper Hartfield, East Sussex, TN7 4AR