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Learn to Sew and Make a Cushion Cover

4.9(9 reviews)
Don't know how to thread a needle? Or your fly wheel from your bobbin? This class is for you!
Crofton Park Community Library, Brockley
In-person
£35 pp
2hrs
Beginner
Next available date:6th September 2022
What happens in this class?

Learn to sew! In just two hours you will be confidently threading the sewing machine, winding the bobbin, finishing edges, using basic functions, turning corners and playing around with decorative stitches.

You'll leave with a finished envelope cushion and the confidence to have a go at home or come to one of our more advanced classes.

Small class sizes so you get lots of attention.

Sewing is accessible to everyone. There's no need to be scared of your sewing machine that's been gathering dust, come and learn how to use it.

Things to remember

We have a selection of fabrics and trims in the studio which you can purchase. If you would like to bring your own fabric you will need at least 1m x 1m. A mediumweight woven is ideal. Feel free to get in touch before the class to discuss fabric choices…

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Latest Reviews
4.9(9 reviews)
Alba Torregrossa - 14 November 2021
The workshop was really fun and I wish I could stay there to learn more. Teacher was super sweet and really helpful. However, the only small downside is that I didn’t expect the sewing machine to be so dusty! But other than that it has been a great experience.
bridget - 19 January 2020
Really enjoyable class. I hadn't touched a sewing machine in light years and approached this project with some trepidation! Despite being outnumbered by children, Tracy made the session enjoyable and all inclusive. Tracy seems to possess the unique skill of being everywhere at one time. She was by my side whenever I needed help - just keeping me and the others on track and out of trouble. We all finished the class with amazingly good cushions. I still can't stop looking at mine. I'm so impressed with the outcome!
Sam - 14 November 2019
Loved this workshop! I had absolutely no sewing skills and hadn't used a sewing machine for at least 10 years (and I was awful then!). Tracey was a great teacher, really patient and knowledgable. I left the workshop feeling super smug that I had actually sewn a cushion cover, and confident enough to get my machine out of the loft and give it a go at home. Held in a lovely studio in a beautiful setting. Would definitely recommend!
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8The Teacher of this class has confirmed they have an up to date DBS check. If required, please get in touch for a copy of this certificate.

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

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Make Mee Studio CIC is a sewing social enterprise based in Lewisham. At Make Mee Studio we aim to mend our relationship with clothing by empowering children & adults with sewing and craft skills. Saving the planet one stitch at a time.

These are the core values that run through everything we do at Make Mee Studio:

ACCESSIBILITY The barriers to receive the skills that Make Mee Studio shares should be minimal. INCLUSIVITY Make Mee Studio believe that sewing & crafts are for everyone & endeavour to cater for every individual's needs. EMPOWERMENT To be creative is to be powerful. Creativity opens…

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Class Location
Crofton Park Community Library
Crofton Park Community Library, Brockley
375 Brockley Road,
Brockley
SE4 2AG
London

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Learn to Sew and Make a Cushion Cover

Reviews

Alba Torregrossa - 14 November 2021
The workshop was really fun and I wish I could stay there to learn more. Teacher was super sweet and really helpful. However, the only small downside is that I didn’t expect the sewing machine to be so dusty! But other than that it has been a great experience.
bridget - 19 January 2020
Really enjoyable class. I hadn't touched a sewing machine in light years and approached this project with some trepidation! Despite being outnumbered by children, Tracy made the session enjoyable and all inclusive. Tracy seems to possess the unique skill of being everywhere at one time. She was by my side whenever I needed help - just keeping me and the others on track and out of trouble. We all finished the class with amazingly good cushions. I still can't stop looking at mine. I'm so impressed with the outcome!
Sam - 14 November 2019
Loved this workshop! I had absolutely no sewing skills and hadn't used a sewing machine for at least 10 years (and I was awful then!). Tracey was a great teacher, really patient and knowledgable. I left the workshop feeling super smug that I had actually sewn a cushion cover, and confident enough to get my machine out of the loft and give it a go at home. Held in a lovely studio in a beautiful setting. Would definitely recommend!
Kirsten - 4 October 2019
We learned how to thread up a sewing machine and use it , with lots of guidance. Our teacher was very friendly and gave me some additional tips as I am partially sighted. We all had new cushions to return home with at the end of the class.
Marcus - 2 October 2019
A fun couple of hours learning to make a cushion cover for a complete novice We covered a lot of ground using a pattern Learning to set up a machine and operate it safely Even got to use an overlooker Came away with a cushion and some confidence in my ability and have been sewing since
Alena - 28 December 2018
I have booked flexitime class and Jenny was very helpful and accommodating to my requests. The class was great, very friendly and I have learned everything I was hoping to! Will definitely be back!
sheri - 22 July 2018
Tracey was a very pleasant. Took her time in teaching me and answering any question I had. I left confident I could do it on my own and since then I’ve done two cushion covers. Thank you for a great class
Effua - 30 April 2018
Tracey was absolutely great! Her love and knowledge of sewing would put you at ease, and I cannot wait to go again for a full dress making. Would happily recommend her!!!
Anonymous - 28 March 2018
I hadn't sewn since school and I was really nervous about it, and thought I would be rubbish, but the teacher made me feel really calm and at ease, and was really friendly. I was super proud of my cushion & now I can't wait to go back and sew more stuff! I've got the bug.