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Beginners Sewing Lesson: Make a Cushion Cover

5(8 reviews)
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Price
£60pp
Time
2 hour class
Level
Beginner
Don't know how to thread a needle? Or your fly wheel from your bobbin? This class is for you!
Beginners Sewing Lesson: Make a Cushion Cover
by Make Mee Studio
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Beginners Sewing Lesson: Make a Cushion Cover by Make Mee Studio - crafts in London
Flexitime
from £60 per person

What you will do

2 hour class

Daytime

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.

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Did you know?

The earliest known is use is circa 7,000 BC, in the early civilizations of Mesopotamia. Cushions were related to status – the more you owned the more affluent you were seen to be!
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This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.

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Effua
30 Apr
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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Sam
14 Nov
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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Effua
30 Apr
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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Sam
14 Nov
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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Anonymous
28 Mar
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.
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sheri
22 Jul
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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Alena
28 Dec
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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Marcus
2 Oct
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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Kirsten
4 Oct
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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bridget
19 Jan
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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Beginners Sewing Lesson: Make a Cushion Cover 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 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 in touch before the class to discuss fabric choices.We have a well equipped studio with everything you need for sewing but If you would like to practice sewing on your own machine please feel free to bring it along.Cushion inserts provided.

Age Requirement

8

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

Flexible cancellation policy

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

Beginners Sewing Lesson: Make a Cushion Cover
by Make Mee Studio
5(8 reviews)
Beginners Sewing Lesson: Make a Cushion Cover by Make Mee Studio - crafts in London
Flexitime
from £60 per person
2 hour class
from £60 pp

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