Sewing for the Terrified 2-day Intensive



This intensive class runs over two full days. We start by taking you through the basic functions of a sewing machine and how it works.

Classes are designed to give you a thorough grounding in all the essential sewing know-how, gradually building your confidence in a variety of useful techniques which can be applied to any project. You’ll come away with samples and notes.

The class is suitable for absolute beginners, those who’ve stumbled along without any formal training and the very rusty!

Please note: course dates may not be consecutive

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?

Calico, for samples, will be provided, along with handouts as we go along but you'll need to bring:
- notebook and pen
- tape measure and ruler
- pins
- your sewing machine and thread
- specs if you need them!


Catherine Howie at The Sewing Room


Studio 7
The Fold

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • UK Holiday
  • Wheelchair users


2 days (10:00am to 3:30pm)

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Ellen Cottam - - #28753

I took the plunge after researching beginners sewing classes near me and arrived for my 'sewing for the Terrified'. I was warmly welcomed by Catherine and with her enthusiasm and patience she soon had me sewing without being terrified!
I thoroughly enjoyed my day as Catherine's teaching class is very well thought out coupled with handouts and homework o).
Catherine has extensive knowledge and she is very generous with it. Due to my fantastic experience I have since booked onto a couple more classes with Catherine. I highly recommend Catherine's classes!

In-person course
Sandra Lee - - #10490

Before I attended Catherine's classes, I had little idea of how to use my sewing machine properly or how to sew even simple items well. Now, when I wear something I made, I actually get the occasional compliment!

In-person course
Sewing for the Terrified - - #10461

Catherine is a great teacher. She is very knowledgeable and skilled and able to communicate those sewing skills in a practical and down to earth way. I go to Catherine's classes regularly and have made some lovely clothes. I highly recommend any of the sewing courses offered by The Sewing Room.

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