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In-person classBeginners Sewing Lesson: Make a Cushion Cover
5(8 reviews)
Don't know how to thread a needle? Or your fly wheel from your bobbin? This class is for you!

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£60 pp

2 hour class

Beginner

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, maximum 6 people.

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 for a donation towards our tea and cake fund. If you would like to bring your own fabric you will need at least 1m x 50cm. A mediumweight woven is ideal. Feel free to get…

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Latest Reviews
5(8 reviews)
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bridget - January 19th
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!
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Sam - November 14th
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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Kirsten - October 4th
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.
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Age Requirement

8
All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

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

Your Teacher
Teacher

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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bridget - January 19th
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!
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Sam - November 14th
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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Kirsten - October 4th
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.
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Marcus - October 2nd
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
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Alena - December 28th
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!
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sheri - July 22nd
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
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Effua - April 30th
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!!!
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Anonymous - March 28th
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.