Short Evening Classes

(over 2 nights)

Learn to Sew for Beginners

Evenings 7pm-8.30pm 


per session

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Limited to 8 places

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accommodating up to 8 students


NEW Professionally Designed Sewing Studio

The workshops are Fun and Informal, short courses designed to help you learn the basic techniques to produce the workshop garment or project. I will guide you so that you actually sew your own project.  Workshops are a mixture of Tutor Demonstration, Practical Tasks and Talks. Written notes and Handouts will be given out to take home, so after the course you will be able to refer back and practise on your own.  All classes are kept small to ensure you get the Attention, Support, Guidance and Advice needed. Every work station/desk will have your own Mid-range, Computerised Sewing machine, and tape measure, pin cushion, trimming scissors, cutting-out scissors, quick unpick (seam ripper), tailors chalk, pen etc.  The Project Workshops are suitable for beginners, although you will need to have a basic knowledge of the sewing, using a sewing machine and be able to do a straight stitch. If you have never sewn before it's advisable to do the "Learn to Sew" Workshop first. All patterns will be provided. 


The Studio is bright, light and airy with plenty of natural light, but also warm and cosy in colder weather. It has Tailors / Dressmakers Dummies, a large cutting out table with self-healing cutting mats, rotary cutters, steam press ironing station with hams, sleeve rolls. There is complimentary tea, coffee, juice, nibbles and cakes.


Understanding a Sewing Machine

1. How to Thread a Sewing Machine

2. How to Wind a Bobbin/Shuttle

3. Checking the Sewing Machine Tension

4. How to change a Sewing Machine Foot and Why 

5. How to change a Needle and what
needles to use for different types of fabrics

6. Different Fabrics

7. Straight of Grain

8. How to sew a Straight stitch

9. How to sew a Zig Zag

10. How to change the size and width of your stitch

11. Sewing round a corner

12. Different ways to finish a seam

13. How to sew a conventional zip in



includes Your Work Samples & Handouts to take home


Workshops are fun, relaxed and friendly with a mixture of Tutor Demonstration, Talks and Practical Tasks. After the workshop, you will have your Work Samples to take home, along with Handouts and Written instructions, so that you will be able to refer back to these and carry on sewing at home.


All classes are kept small to ensure you get the Attention, Support, Guidance and Advice needed. Maximum of 8 students.


(sizes 8-20)

What to bring along

Your sewing machine and power cable with instruction book/manual


Small sewing kit (see FAQ number 3)


Matching Thread


Contrasting thread for tacking


The required Light Weight drapey fabric for your size:

Size 8 – 1.70 metre 115cm wide fabric 1.10 metre 150cm wide fabric

Size 10 – 1.80 metre 115cm wide fabric 1.10 metre 150cm wide fabric

Size 12 – 1.80 metre 115cm wide fabric 1.10 metre 150cm wide fabric

Size 14 – 1.90 metre 115cm wide fabric 1.30 metre 150cm wide fabric

Size 16 – 2.10 metre 115cm wide fabric 1.50 metre 150cm wide fabric

Size 18 – 2.10 metre 115cm wide fabric 1.80 metre 150cm wide fabric


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