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Sewing Machine 101 – Complete Beginners
Have you always wanted to learn to sew but don’t know where to start? Have you got a sewing machine languishing unloved because you don’t know how to use it? Our Sewing Machine 101 class for complete beginners will help you get to grips with a sewing machine and you’ll then get to put your new skills to use sewing up a simple envelope cushion. You’ll leave feeling confident with how to use a sewing machine, with your stitch sampler and handout with written instructions on using a sewing machine and how to sew another cushion, ready to tackle your next project!
“Sheona is such a genuinely wonderful teacher. As a teacher, I don’t always enjoy being taught, but I’d come back in a heart beat!”
Our sewing classes are relaxed and friendly, taking place at our beautiful studio at Holme Grange Craft Village in Wokingham, Berkshire. Students get to use our brand new digital Janome sewing machines and class sizes are capped at eight to ensure everyone gets the time and attention they need.
Please note we are a Covid-19 Secure Further Education venue and have implemented all government guidelines. Please see our FAQ’s page for further information.
You will learn
- The different parts of the sewing machine
- Setting your machine up, including winding a bobbin, threading your machine, choosing your needle
- Choosing stitch length and type
- Sewing straight lines and tips for sewing round curves and corners
The class includes expert instruction, use of the Janome machines, tools, threads etc, your cushion pad plus tea, coffee and cake!
YOU NEED TO BRING
- A piece of fabric a minimum of 45cm x 112cm for your cushion – light to medium weight cotton or furnishing fabric is ideal. We sell a range of fabric in the shop and you’re welcome to Contact Us if you’re not sure.
The class includes expert instruction, use of the Janome machines, tools, threads etc, printed handouts, plus tea, coffee and biscuits!
Our classes are non-refundable so please make sure you’ve checked your diary carefully and read our Class FAQs before booking. These also cover lots of other questions so please do read them!
Please note you’ll receive a confirmation email upon booking and you’ll also receive a reminder email the week before your class. If you don’t receive these, please check your junk/spam folder.