Young Makers Sewing Classes


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Note cancellations made with less than 24 hours notice will be charged for.

Flexible Dates so you never miss a class

This series of 10 workshops gives youngsters who either sew with a machine or would like to learn the opportunity to work in a creative space with an experienced teacher.

Beginners will start by making a bookmark on week one and an envelope cushion on weeks two and three. During this time, you will be shown simple machining techniques supported by the tutor. You will soon learn to sew in a straight line, pivot at corners, top stitch and sew seams. Once completed, you will be given guidance and materials to choose an individual project such as a simple item of clothing or something functional to sew. As the weeks progress, machining and sewing skills will continue to be introduced.

For those students who have attended previously or who have more experience, once a quick refresh of skills has been carried out, again they can choose a project which extends their skills and experiences.

What you will learn: (depending on ability)

Threading and using a sewing machine

Sewing in a straight line

Seam allowance

Top stitching

Pivoting at corners

Finishing seams

Pattern layout, marking and cutting

Different requirements for working with different types of fabric

Following instructions towards completing a selected sewing project

What you will need:

A sewing machine and sewing kit. If you don't have these, please let us know and these can be booked from us in advance

Ideas/instructions/patterns for projects suited to the level you sew at.


9 years+


10 hours at 4.15 - 5.15

The dates for the next term are as follows:
( flexibility is offered and so you can choose 10 dates from the following )

Oct, 16th , 18, 23, 24 & 30th Oct
Nov 01, 6th 08, 13, 16,20 , 22 ,27 and 29thNov
Dec 4th, 6th 11th 13 and 18th Dec

Please note, we try to calculate how long a workshop will be and plan to finish each item or items in the allocated time but this is not always possible. If you are unable to finish in the allocated time, we will make sure that you are confident to complete it at home.

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