Introduction to Machine Sewing for Beginners

Maximum Class Size: 6

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

Finishing seams with a zig zag stitch

The art of pressing


During this 3 hour session you will use your new found skills to make an Envelope Cushion made from fabric supplied that is yours to keep and use forever! Once you have mastered the basics you could enrol onto our 'The Next Step - Essential Skills for Beyond Beginners' class where you can learn the basic techniques that are unique to dressmaking projects.

Materials: The cushion pad is included and all materials, tools and refreshments are provided. Instructions on how to make a cushion 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 - provided it is less than 10 years old.