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Freemotion Embroidery

5(20 reviews)
Have fun taking your sewing in a different direction and create art with freemotion embroidery!
Various Locations
£58 pp
Next available date:14th May 2024
What happens in this class?

Come and learn the beautiful art of freemotion to create your own personalised design!
During this Workshop you will learn to layer and create your design, learn various techniques and create a unique piece of artwork to brighten up your home or give to your loved one as a personalised gift! You will be provided with a selection of fabrics to choose from to create your design. Sewing machines are provided but feel free to bring along your own if you would like help with your machine. The small group workshops at 'Craft My Day' mean you get all the…

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Things to remember

All materials and liht refreshments are provided.

How do I get to Craft My Day by Public Transport?
Worcester Park station is in zone 4 and trains run direct from Waterloo and Epsom. The station is a 10 minute walk from the studio. The 213 Bus stops directly outside and runs from Sutton and Kingston.
​How do I get to Craft My Day by car?
Worcester Park is just off the A3 giving easy access from both London and the M25. The roads off Worcester Park high street have no parking restrictions.
What is included in the workshop?
As well as all tuition , we provide all materials needed. With the exception of our Upholstery and Dress Making courses which you need to purchase material or bring your own. Light refreshments (tea/coffee/biscuits) also provided.
What facilities are there at Craft My Day Studio?
There is no on site parking available , however there is plenty of free parking in the surrounding roads. Toilet facilities are available but please note they are accessed via four descending steps. As well as the main studio room, there is also another room at the back of the premises where some workshops are held. Please also note these are accessed via the four descending stairs. If you need to know if your workshop is held in this room , due to access reasons, then please email us.
What happens if I change my mind?
Please see Obby's Terms and Conditions for explanation of their cancellation policy .
Latest Reviews
5(20 reviews)
undefined - 17 April 2024
Another great class provided by Rachel on free motion embroidery. Learnt a new skill and had fun. Rachel was excellent in her knowledge and teaching.
Julie Wheeler - 15 April 2024
Ohhhh I had a lovely time. Thank you to Rachel for teaching me a new skill. I will definitely be back.
Jannine Stebbings - 18 November 2023
Great workshop. Learnt a lot of in relaxed surroundings with a knowledgeable and kind tutor
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Booking Options
3hrs workshop1 class
Private BookingFor groups of 1 to 5 guests
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Flexible cancellation policy

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

Rachel - Owner and Founder of 'Craft My Day'

​Since completing her degree in ‘Costume and Technical effects for the performing arts’ at London College of Fashion in 2001, Rachel worked freelance in the film and events industries for many years before taking a break to be at home with her three children whilst they were small.

She began teaching at a private sewing studio, alongside freelance work and grew to love the rewarding nature of teaching.

​'I can never seem to get enough of learning new skills, which I love to share…'

In 2016 Rachel decided to start up her…

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Class Location
This workshop takes place in multiple different locations. Click on SEE DATES and select your Booking Option to see where each date takes place.
Thames Ditton Studio - Craft My Day
Thames Ditton
29 High Street
Thames Ditton
Greater London


undefined - 17 April 2024
Another great class provided by Rachel on free motion embroidery. Learnt a new skill and had fun. Rachel was excellent in her knowledge and teaching.
Julie Wheeler - 15 April 2024
Ohhhh I had a lovely time. Thank you to Rachel for teaching me a new skill. I will definitely be back.
Jannine Stebbings - 18 November 2023
Great workshop. Learnt a lot of in relaxed surroundings with a knowledgeable and kind tutor
N - 7 August 2023
Had fun doing the Free Motion Embroidery course , the teacher was was helpful and knowledgeable. Looking forward to practising what was learnt.
Jill Hobbs - 29 July 2023
Me and my sisters had a lovely time trying out free motion embroidery. Rachel is really friendly and knowledgeable and took us through all the steps bit by bit as we did the embroidery so we didn’t have to remember it all in one go.
Heather Smith - 25 June 2023
This was an excellent class. Rachel is a fantastic teacher. I learnt so much and was really pleased with what I created. I highly recommend this class.
Cassie Thompson - 23 May 2023
This was a birthday present for my mum and I. I had tried free motion sewing before but this workshop was excellent and I came away inspired and with lots of new ideas and tips that I didn’t already know. I have already purchased and few new bits and started a couple of new projects! THANK YOU
Clare Wormley - 23 May 2023
I loved my free motion embroidery class. Rachel is an excellent teacher and gave me the skills and confidence to continue practising at home. I was happy to leave the class with a piece of work I was proud to have made. An enjoyable, creative morning well spent and I hope to take another class soon.
Ruth Allen - 8 February 2023
I had a brilliant time at the Free Motion Class at Thames Ditton last night. Having done a previous class with someone else pre Covid I thought I knew basically what to do. No - Rachel’s methods are SOOO much easier. I learnt more in the first hour than at my previous class. Fun and made as easy as possible by Rachel. I went home with a freemotion picture I am proud of! An excellent class even if you don’t know your needle from your bobbin. PS. Rachel, I have ordered the Freezer Paper - a complete revelation!
Alcia - 28 January 2023
It' s more like sketching with a sewing machine. Thoroughly enjoyed it and am looking for a sewing machine so that I can continue freemotion embroidery at home.
Jeanette ENGLAND - 13 January 2023
I really enjoyed my second Freemotion Embroidery class at the lovely new studio. Rachel is an excellent teacher and clearly explained each step. I am so pleased with my finished piece and would love to take another class.
Sharon Goddard - 20 September 2022
Had a day off and I wanted to learn how to Embroider, the class was very enjoyable and we had a great teacher. I loved every part of the learning process and will definitely do some more classes
Jane Goodwin - 8 May 2022
Addictive and brilliant- I feel so lucky to have craft my day on my doorstep. Rachel is just so knowledgeable and enthusiastic and her experience shows in her ability to teach so well. This most recent class I attended was free motion embroidery. It was a 3 hour class and I made a bird out of fabric scraps. The class included the materials we needed , how to go about constructing your piece and then putting it together on the machine. I loved it and having help and guidance at hand made it so enjoyable. I was glad to have existing sewing machine experience and I have already bought an embroidery foot for my sewing machine. Thank you Rachel I really enjoyed the session.
Pauline Beakhust - 1 May 2022
Pauline Great morning with friends - sewing and chatting and learning new skills. What could be better!
Irene Herbonnet - 27 March 2022
Free motion machine embroidery class was fun. Happy to meet friendly classmates too! Will surely take other classes by Rachel, a very welcoming, cheerful and talented lady!
Kay Ballard - 26 March 2022
So enjoyable, and great fun. Want to do more free motion embroidery. Just like painting with fabric and thread.
Carol - 5 March 2022
Am here again 😂 and once again thoroughly enjoyed myself and learning more every time. Thank you so much. Workshop highly recommended
Carol - 3 December 2021
This was my second time, and still amazed at how pieces of scrap fabric can turn into an art piece. Going to frame this one for a present ... Thank you so much
Carol - 15 October 2021
Shown how to make scraps of material, along with using freemotion sewing and with the brilliant guidance from Rachel, turned them into lovely artwork. Thank you so much. Definitely would do another one
ohoud Aleshaiwi - 22 June 2021
She was very nice and friendly. I learn every step even though I don’t speak English very well. I am so proud of my work