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Beginners Sewing: Home & Accessories

5(7 reviews)
Location
Brockley
Price
£115pp
Time
2 hour course
Level
Beginner
Beginners Sewing: Home & Accessories
Next available class:
3rd Mar 2020, 5 spots left
Beginners Sewing: Home & Accessories
by Make Mee Studio
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Beginners Sewing: Home & Accessories by Make Mee Studio - crafts in London
2 hour course
£115 per person
Flexitime
from £180 per person

What you will do

2 hour course

Evening

Do you want to learn how to sew but don't know where to start? This class will take you from zero to sewing hero in this short and snappy beginners course. You'll learn essential techniques that will stay with you for your whole sewing life, and you'll get some great homewares and accessories to take home, show off and say "I made it myself!"

If you are booking this course to start on Thursday 4th June 7-9pm there will NOT be a class on 4th July, the final class will be 11th July

The next weekend course runs on Sunday 12th & Saturday 18th May.

Part 1: Intro to the sewing machine

  • What do all the knobs and buttons do?
  • Learn to thread & wind a bobbin
  • Trying out stitches
  • Make an envelope cushion cover
  • Take it home and be proud!

Techniques

These lessons will focus on learning techniques and growing your skills with the sewing machine to give you a good sewing repertoire to experiment with in the future. We'll make samplers of the techniques you will learn which you can keep or turn into something in the future!

  • Patchwork
  • Applique
  • Piping
  • Binding
  • How to sew a zip
  • Sewing curved seams
  • How to sew a buttonhole & button
  • Lining

Putting your skills into practice

You decide what you want to make out of our list of options and put your new found skills to the test! You may have time for more than 1.

  • Advanced cushion cover with zip or buttons, patchwork, piping etc.
  • Zip pouch with lining
  • Fabric container
  • Lined tote bag
  • Drawstring bag with pocket
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Tue 3 Mar 2020, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
5 slots left
Brockley, SE4 1QD
5 slots left

None of the dates work for you? Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.

You will only receive an email from us if new dates are added for this class, you will not receive any marketing emails, and that's a promise!

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Did you know?

The first functional sewing machine was invented by the French tailor, Barthelemy Thimonnier, in 1830. Thimonnier's machine used only one thread and a hooked needle that made the same chain stitch used with embroidery. The inventor was almost killed by an enraged group of French tailors who burnt down his garment factory because they feared unemployment as a result of his sewing machine invention!
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Reviews (7)
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Ian
21 Mar
Great course if you're new to sewing, Jaime was a great teacher, really made the learning fun and enjoyable. My only criticism, if you can call it that is it could have been a week or two longer. The studio was of good standard and the machines easy to learn on. And as it only held 6 students it made it personable. The course itself was perfect for beginners.
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Beth
20 Mar
The venue and teacher were great, it could perhaps have taken place over more weeks as the lessons went by quickly

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Ian
21 Mar
Great course if you're new to sewing, Jaime was a great teacher, really made the learning fun and enjoyable. My only criticism, if you can call it that is it could have been a week or two longer. The studio was of good standard and the machines easy to learn on. And as it only held 6 students it made it personable. The course itself was perfect for beginners.
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Beth
20 Mar
The venue and teacher were great, it could perhaps have taken place over more weeks as the lessons went by quickly
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Rae
20 Mar
I had an amazing time at Make Mee Studio. As a complete beginner when I started the course, I now feel , 4 weeks on, confident enough to tackle so much more . Jamie and Tracey are lovely and the atmosphere on the course was so relaxing especially after a hard day at work. I definitely recommend :)
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Pierre
7 Apr
This course was a great introduction to sewing. I familiarised with machine sewing, machines and various techniques from buttonholes to sleeves inserts. The teacher Jaime was very friendly and information, she created a nice atmosphere in which to unwind after work while learning new sewing skills. The venue was cosy and welcoming, very close to a local pub and transport links.
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Thomas
27 May
The 2-day Beginners Sewing: Home & Accessories class with MakeMee Studio was a present from my partner. The studio is located at the end of Tracey's garden; it is well equipped (there is a range of sewing machines, overlockers, fabrics, threads, tools, examples of projects, etc.) and comfortable. On the first day, Tracey taught me the basics of sewing: safety around the machine, winding-up a bobbin, threading a machine, casting on and off... She answered my questions and helped me practice my new skills. By mid-day, I completed my first project under Tracey's guidance: a cushion cover. Making a cushion cover with my own two hands within a few hours of using a sewing machine was such a satisfying experience. Over the rest of the first day and on the second day, Tracey taught me more advanced skills and techniques: sewing by hand, pipping, sewing in a curve, sewing a zip, sewing a button, etc. By explaining how/why a technique was used, she grounded the new skill I had just learned into reality: for example, she told me that blind hems were used for suits. On day 2, I completed the project of my choice: a fully lined tote bag. Once again, with Tracey's guidance and support, I was able to make something amazing with my own two hands. I *highly* recommend the Beginners Sewing: Home & Accessories class with MakeMee Studio. Tracey helped me understand how sewing machines worked and how to use them safely. The day after my second class I threaded the sewing machine that I had found by the side of the road six years earlier, and made a cushion cover by myself! I plan on making dungarees next (ambitious!) and I'll go back to Make Mee Studio's walk-in clinic with any questions/problems I have. Thank you Tracey, I had a lovely time and I'm so happy with my newly-learned skills.
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Dan Ainsworth
2 Oct
I absolutely love the course., the teachers, setting, atmosphere are great. The lessons are well structured with clear objectives for each lesson yet not stressful or over academic. Yet you do learn an incredible amount. The teachers are very knowledgeable answering all those little questions and give tips and tricks. This does fast track your learning curve as a beginner to get you making your own projects. The environment is perfect. Although not huge, there is plenty of space and it feels very homely which i really like. In short i think its great and happily recommend anyone who wants to learn more sewing!
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Fiona
29 Oct
I thoroughly enjoyed this class! It gave me the kick start I needed to dust off the sewing machine I purchased a while back but had rarely used. We learnt a lot of different skills, from patchwork to appliqué, and it was all delivered by friendly, patient teachers in a relaxed and supportive environment! Really great course, thank you.

Class location

Brockley
The Garden Flat 35 Tyrwhitt Road
SE4 1QD
London

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Beginners Sewing: Home & Accessories by Make Mee Studio - crafts in London

About your host, Make Mee Studio

Make Mee Studio is run by Tracey & Jaime. Two enthusiastic lifelong sewers (both sewing since they were 5 years old!) They love sharing their making skills with others, and have over 10 years of combined teaching experience working with adults and children. They offer sewing lessons, parties, alterations, makes and commissions in their Brockley, South East London based garden studio and are also available for external school and community projects.

Tracey is a very experienced seamstress who has been working in the business for over 18 years, she started as a costume assistant working for Grenada and the BBC going on to run her own bespoke label and then she began teaching 6 years ago and fell in love. She one of the most precise sewers you'll ever meet and always has a handy hint or trick up her sleeve. She loves keeping the studio neat, tidy and organised, everything has a place!

Jaime primarily studied Textile Design gaining a Masters from Chelsea College of Art. Her passion lies in sustainable fashion and textiles, she began teaching as an antidote to the endless cycle of fast fashion. Teaching people how to make and sew and fix and mend themselves can have a huge impact on how they consume and how they feel about their clothing. She is a self-taught dressmaker and loves encouraging people to make things unique, she's a magpie for anything, velvet, fluffy or sparkly and is terrible at keeping to Tracey's organised system!

If you have any questions, please contact Tracey & Jaime using the ‘contact host’ button on the website page.

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Notes

We will provide 1 cushion insert, a zip, buttons, and fabric scraps for sampling as well as handouts to take home. You will need larger pieces of fabric for your first cushion and for your final project. We do have a selection you can purchase for a donation towards our tea and cake fund. If you would like to bring your own fabric you will need around 1/2 metre for your cushion and the same for your final project. A mediumweight woven is ideal, these projects will not work in stretch fabric. Feel free to get in touch before the class to discuss fabric choices. If you would like to practice sewing on your own machine please feel free to bring it along.

Age Requirement

16

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Beginners Sewing: Home & Accessories
by Make Mee Studio
5(7 reviews)
Beginners Sewing: Home & Accessories by Make Mee Studio - crafts in London
2 hour course
£115 per person
Flexitime
from £180 per person
2 hour course
from £115 pp