Beginners Machine Sewing


Get to know your way around a sewing machine and learn the basic techniques to help build your confidence and skills. Includes threading and setting up your machine, creating different stitches, inserting a zip, boxing corners, making and joining pieces of a simple pattern. You’ll spend the day learning how to make a variety of projects to take home using a selection of fabrics provided, including a drawstring bag and a zipped pouch. End the day feeling satisfied with your achievements and more confident using a sewing machine.

This course is a great way to start your sewing journey and you’ll leave with new-found knowledge, confidence and inspiration for future projects plus you’ll get to take your lovely handmade items home with you.

Sewing machines and accessories will be provided, so all you need to do is turn up! If you would like to bring your own machine please let the venue know via email once you have booked with them.

You will learn:

  • Threading and using a domestic sewing machine
  • General sewing techniques
  • Cutting fabric from a simple pattern
  • Edge stitching
  • Sewing a zipper
  • Boxing corners
  • Achieving a professional finish

Upcoming workshop dates:

Monday 8th - Friday 12th July, half day in the AM, Marlborough College Summer School (SOLD OUT)

Monday 8th - Friday 12th July, half day in the PM, Marlborough College Summer School (This is a kids course for children between 9-12 years old)

Saturday 22nd June, 10am - 4pm, New Brewery Arts, Cirencester

Creative Space, Staple Hill Bristol.

I run an adults and a kids class over 3 evenings 4:45-6:15pm (kids) and 7pm-9pm (adults), check website for dates, sewing machines available to hire at extra cost.

Beginners machine sewing