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So you've recently learnt how to setup and operate your sewing machine and you're gearing to get started on all the wonderful project ideas you've found, but theres a problem... You have no idea how to insert a zipper for that makeup bag you'd like to make or make a button hole for your fancy cushion coveri, and how on earth do we make use of all those funny looking accessories that came with our sewing machines?


This workshop is set up to demistyfy all those questions you may have regarding the detachable parts of your machine; we will cover all the essential skills a beginner needs to know to leave you confident enough to take the next step towards your next sewing projects. Several of the classes build on each other and can help you get more familiar with techniques and gain skills of all kinds.


We will use all the skills learnt to create a zippered tote bag with a button down front pocket and boxed gusset.



How to...

attach and make full use of your zipper and buttonhole presser feet

Use interfacing for rigidity

Position, mark out and sew button holes and buttons

Insert zips

Create your own samples

How to interpret basic sewing patterns

Lay and cut out a pattern

Pin and stitch pattern pieces together

How to sew corners

How to press out seams

Seam allowance

Common sewing terminology

Lots of tips, tricks, and techniques to make your journey so much more fun!





A full sewing kit; Scissors, Measuring tape, Pins/Clips, Marking Tools, Bobbins, thread cutter, seam ripper, pin cushion. A whole kit can be purchased and collected on the day of attendance here.


Fabric details will be sent upon booking.



Beginner who has learnt how to operate a sewing machine and has created simple projects or person who has sewn in the past and wants to refresh their skills on the sewing machine.



5 hours total



Max. 8 Students per class



Dates available in drop down menu.

Learn to Sew Beginners Plus: Essential Skills

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