Beginners Sewing Class

Beginners Sewing Class


There is much joy and satisfaction that comes from being able to say, “I made that” so what better way to get you started than with this great new sewing course designed for beginners or as a refresher for those who have not sewn for many years.

During this sewing course you will learn the sewing machine basics such as how to thread your machine, how to sew in a straight line and how to create a seam.

There will be plenty of time for practice and step by step demonstrations throughout.

You will also complete two mini project outcomes during this course.


Week 1 (Basic Sewing and your machine) Scared of the sewing machine? You won’t be after this class.

  • Getting to know your machine
  • Threading, the tension and the bobbin
  • Threads and needles
  • Types of stitches and where they are used
  • Machine foot attachments
  • Troubleshooting

Stitching exercises

  • Drawing out a template and practicing stitch-lines
  • Turning corners
  • Sewing curves
  • Experimenting with stitch sizes
  • Rules regarding seam allowances and back stitch etc

Week 2 (mini Project exercise)

  • Recap on previous week
  • Finishing and hems
  • Pockets

Mini project:

Simple waist Apron with ties and a front patch pocket.

Week 3 (Construction, Finishing and Fastenings)

  • Recap on previous week


  • Short introduction to fabrics and where to obtain them
  • Types of seams and their uses
  • Button Holes
  • Zips

Week 4 (mini Project exercise)

Mini Project:

Simple Cushion Cover with either a zip or button down opening

Level of Experience

This class is suitable for the beginner.

Materials / Equipment required by Attendees

A detailed materials list will be available nearer the time of the class.


Gary Mills

Duration and Price

12 Hours over 4 weeks, £80

The maximum number of attendees for this workshop is 5

Places on workshops are secured by a £10 cash deposit at the time of booking and balance payable on the day direct to the workshop leader.

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