Intro to Machine Sewing - Make a Project Bag


Maximum Class Size: 4

You will need to bring along 2 x half meters of co ordinating fabrics. This bag is reversible. Furnishing Fabrics would be ideal.

If you have never used a sewing machine before or you're feeling a bit rusty, this is the class for you. We will familiarise you with the machine itself and teach you all the basic skills of machine sewing to give to the confidence to start simple projects on your own.

In this class you will cover the following techniques:

Thread up your machine

Wind on a bobbin

Understand stitch tension, length and width

Sew straight lines, corners and curves using a seam allowance

Cut from a pattern template

The art of pressing


During this 3 hour session you will use your new found skills to make a fab bag . Its the ideal project bag - whatever your project may be! The main compartment is perfect for works-in-progress while the many side pockets organise small tools, patterns & notebooks. It may have been designed with knitting in mind but you'll find it equally useful for a variety of purposes from travel to everyday!

Once you have mastered the basics you could enrol onto our Intro Part 2 - Essential Skills class where you can learn the techniques that are unique to dressmaking projects.

All materials, tools and refreshments are provided. Instructions on how to make the bag will also be available for you to take home.

If you would like to learn to sew on your own machine, please bring it along - providing it is less than 10 years old.