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5(7 reviews)
Beginners Sewing: Home & Accessories

Brockley

£180 pp

8 hour course

Beginner

What happens in this class?

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…

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Things to remember

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…

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Latest Reviews
5(7 reviews)
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Fiona - October 29th
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.
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Dan Ainsworth - October 2nd
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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Thomas - May 27th
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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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…

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The Garden Flat 35 Tyrwhitt Road
SE4 1QD
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Fiona - October 29th
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.
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Dan Ainsworth - October 2nd
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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Thomas - May 27th
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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Pierre - April 7th
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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Ian - March 21st
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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Rae - March 20th
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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Beth - March 20th
The venue and teacher were great, it could perhaps have taken place over more weeks as the lessons went by quickly