picture of a basket full of thread which can be used for beginner sewers

Did you get a new sewing machine but have yet to get it out of the box? Has it been a while since you sewed and you need a refresher course on what goes where? Or do you just want to start sewing and need someone to help move you past the red L plate stage? This course is an excellent place to start and comes highly recommended so that you can gain confidence with no pressure.

Maeri Howard will be your instructor for this workshop, where you will:

  • Learn all the major functions of one of our sewing machines or you can bring your own to learn on.
  • What makes a good “starter” kit for sewing equipment, as well as what each item does.
  • Basic sewing machine maintenance – what to do when things go wrong & how to fix them.
  • Introduction to fabrics, marking, pinning & cutting.
  • An invaluable list of tricks & tips that help beginner sewers get ahead of the sewing curve.
  • Students will create a cushion cover that they can take home which includes a cushion insert.
  • Students take home a handy 16-page booklet that reflects the content of the workshop.

Skill Level:  Absolute Beginner

Course Availability: Daytime, Evening & Weekends

Fee and what this includes: £43.00, this includes all items needed to make your cushion cover including the insert for our newly created cover, sewing machine is available at no extra charge if required, coffee/tea & a homemade snack.


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28sep10:00 am- 1:00 pmAll You Need to Know to Sew: A Beginners Sewing Workshop- our popular workshop has a Saturday date!10:00 am - 1:00 pm

15oct10:00 am- 1:00 pmAll You Need to Know to Sew: A Beginners Sewing Workshop10:00 am - 1:00 pm


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