Beginners Sewing Workshop - Show of interest

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Learn to sew with us on a Full Day workshop in the Crafty Studio!

We'll start at the very beginning with a full run through of the parts of the sewing machine, what equipment you need (and don't need!) and how to set up the machine and your workspace ready to sew.

We'll help you create your very first stitches and over the course of the day you will complete several projects which will equip you with all the skills you need for your next sewing projects! 


How does the "show of interest" booking reservation system work?

This FREE listing is a show of interest reservation. We need to have at least 3 participants for each class to go ahead so we are asking you to show your interest in a workshop on a particular day of the week and we will contact you to confirm a suitable date. This should be in the next 2-3 months. If there are any dates you know you cannot do please put these in the comments box at the checkout. 

The cost of the beginners full day class is £80 and this includes all your materials and teaching in a small group with an experienced, knowledgable and friendly tutor. This will be invoiced when the date of the workshop has been confirmed and must be paid in order to secure your place our the workshop. 


What will I need to bring?

You can choose to use our studio machines (limited availability) or bring your own machine, just choose the appropriate option above. 
You will also need to bring: 
  • A packed lunch or money to buy lunch at a local cafe or shops - please note, no microwave or fridge facilities are available

Everything else including equipment and materials will be provided. 


What will we make in the class?

In the morning we will take you through our full Start As You Mean To Sew on workshop. See details of the online version of this workshop here 

In the afternoon you will create a useful shopping bag to carry your sewing kit or store projects in. 


Learn All these essentials skills!

  • How to set up the sewing machine

  • What all the parts are

  • How to troubleshoot any issues - tension, thread snapping, tangling, skipped stitches and much more!

  • How to select stitches

  • Make a needle case 

  • How to use the guides on the machine to sew correct seam allowances

  • "Bagging out" technique

  • Topstitching

  • Sew through thicker layers of fabric

  • Create a button and loop closure

  • Make an envelope cushion cover

  • Cut various weights of fabric, felt and wadding

  • Use a simple paper pattern

  • Follow sewing instructions

  • Use wadding to add structure to an item

  • Insert tape straps

  • Create boxed out corners

  • Create a lined bag

  • Option to add a patch pocket

Following this beginners class, you can join us for Crafty Sundays, our monthly group sewing sessions in the studio! Bring your own projects and spend the day immersed in creativity!

We are a Covid-19 Secure venue and have implemented all government guidelines.

How Covid Safe works in the Crafty Sew & So Studio:

We recommend you take a lateral flow test before attending and wear a mask when not seated and when moving around the building. Please take a good look at our Covid-secure page for all the details.

Our classes are non-refundable so please make sure you’ve checked your diary carefully and read our Ts & Cs before booking. These also cover lots of other questions so please do read them!

You’ll receive a confirmation email upon booking and you’ll also receive a reminder email in the week before your class. If you don’t receive these, please check your junk/spam folder.

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