What you will do
2 hour course
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!
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!
- How to sew a zip
- Sewing curved seams
- How to sew a buttonhole & button
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
Select a class time
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!
Did you know?
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
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.
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.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.