Introduction to sewing with a machine

Saturday 17th August 11.30am

Location: Textile Repair Café, The Whitgift

Cost: £38.62

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Are you a complete novice? Maybe you were taught at school but can’t remember a single thing… Have you got a sewing machine still sitting in its box that you’re not confident enough to use?

In this workshop, our friendly and enthusiastic team of talented sewists will guide you through the basics – from plugging in the sewing machine all the way through to a finished project (time permitting!) that you can take home to show off your newfound skills. This is one of our most popular workshops!

During this workshop you will learn:

  • how to thread and operate a sewing machine
  • what the controls do
  • how to wind and insert the bobbin
  • how to change the foot and needle
  • straight stitching and turning corners
  • other types of stitches
  • basic troubleshooting and maintenance.

This workshop is designed for absolute beginners – no experience necessary! You don’t even need to own a sewing machine. The small class size allows plenty of time for questions and 1 to 1 guidance as necessary.

All materials provided.

You will be learning on our sewing machines. If you do already have a sewing machine at home, feel free to bring in the user guide or a photo so that our team can point out any significant differences.


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