Unfortunately the beginners sewing basics kit rates as the worst value for money purchase i can ever recall ! I was shocked to see how little my £40 got me but couldn't find a return method on the craft courses website.I received 5 scraps of material - the largest 12" x 12",the 'booklet' is 2 sheets of A4 printer paper folded in half,there is a 8" x 6" paper template for practise,and a paper 10" x 7" paper 'road' for practise and that's it.Probably £1 - 2 pounds worth of kit and the secret youtube videos - i watched sewing road which was a guide on using the sewing road and it was 2.30 long.I didn't bother with the other 2 videos TBH.Disappointed with this poor value kit and if i can return it ASAP that would be great !
To compare and contrast i also ordered a reversible tote bag kit from a different maker which was £20 and clearly i can see the quality of the material,the instructional booklet etc was a on totally different level of quality and value for money.My advice to potential purchasers of the beginners sewing basics kit - don't waste your money !
Response from Holly Edwards Textiles:Hi Steve - very sorry to read that. I will arrange a refund and be in contact with craft courses. Holly
I booked this workshop with my two children (age 10 and 12). Holly was so patient and accommodating, we learnt so many new skills. We booked another workshop with Holly straight away!
Response from Holly Edwards Textiles:Thankyou so much Lenna - it was lovely meeting the children too! hope to see you all soon x
My session with Holly was both instructive and encouraging. Hollys' calm patient approach to teaching me, a beginner, was exceptional especially when I managed to cut out a wrong piece. I managed to produce a lovely dress which has inspired me to continue with my machine. Highly recommend.
Response from Holly Edwards Textiles:Thankyou so much Sarah 🥰
I had a beginner lesson with holly on her free motion embroidery, it's was brilliant! She went though everything so thoroughly and explained every step making sure I understood ( which in itself deserves a medal). It was the kick start I needed to become confident with a machine again! I will definitely be booking another course with holly once everything re opens again for me and my sister !
Response from Holly Edwards Textiles:Thankyou so much! See you soon xx
What can I say! Holly has the patience of a saint. I arrived at her workshop with my 6 year old sewing machine that I had , frankly, become scared of! Holly calmly took my daughter and i through all the basics and we ended our lesson managing to appliqué. She definitely ignited a love of sewing in me and will always be grateful for that.
I’ve gone on to do other classes with Holly and can’t wait to book in for some more.
Response from Holly Edwards Textiles:Thankyou so much Alison 😍
Holly is such an amazing patient teacher. I learnt so much & was given information to use after the lesson ended. The teaching was done in a relaxed manner & at my own pace. I would recommend Holly to others & look forward in doing more courses with her in the future.
Response from Holly Edwards Textiles:Thankyou as always Sarah 🥰
Cannot recommend Holly and this course enough. I was a total novice and had never done anything on a machine before. Holly made it seem so easy and explained everything really well. I asked a million questions and nothing was too much trouble, even with interruptions on my part (I was also breastfeeding a 5 month old baby at the time!). Absolutely 100% recommend to anyone and everyone! Her products are amazing too!!
Response from Holly Edwards Textiles:Thankyou so much Steph 🥰
This is an excellent beginners course, Holly is so patient and explains everything really clearly and makes sure you understand. The kit she sends beforehand arrives in plenty of time, the resourses are fab. You learn so much in the 2 hours. I cannot recommend this course highly enough and look forward to doing more courses with Holly.
Response from Holly Edwards Textiles:Thankyou so much!! 😍
Holly was so patient and explained things every time I asked, my short term memory problems makes learning a real challenge but Holly was wonderful!
Anything I needed included wasn’t a problem either. I have had two lessons one face to face before lockdown and one this year over FaceTime.
I recommend Holly every time for craft and sewing.
Response from Holly Edwards Textiles:Thankyou so much - very kind of you to say 🥰
Another excellent experience with Holly Edwards! Picked a zipped cushion cover for the workshop and thanks to Holly's outstanding teaching skills and support not only have I got a brilliant cushion but also detailed instructions and tips to be able to make them on my own now.
Response from Holly Edwards Textiles:Your cushion was fab!! You should be so proud - see you in a few weeks for your next one! Holly x
Holly is a great teacher, I really enjoyed the sewing machine workshop! Holly goes step by step, giving lots of tips and advice. Already booked my next workshop!
Response from Holly Edwards Textiles:Thankyou so much Shubhaa! See you in a couple weeks for zipped cushion making. Holly x