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Get Started with your Sewing Machine – Make a Simple Patched Cushion or Tote Bag

5(6 reviews)
For absolute beginners and those who want to brush up rusty skills. Apply your skills as you familiarise yourself with the sewing machine.
Pinner, North West London
In-person
£70 pp
6hrs
Beginner
What happens in this class?

Learn how to use a sewing machine and apply these skills as you plan and sew a simple patched cushion cover or tote bag using your sewing machine or one of ours.

An introduction to your machine – how it works, how to thread it, select stitches, sew a seam and basic trouble-shooting.

An introduction to using fabric – how to design and plan a project and selecting and working with fabric and threads.

By the end of the workshop you will be sufficiently confident to go home and get started on your own machine and/or join our dressmaking workshop…

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Things to remember

You do not need to bring anything with you. We will provide all you need.

If you want to work on your own sewing machine please bring your instruction book and remember to pack your foot pedal.

There will be a break for lunch. You can bring your own with…

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Latest Reviews
5(6 reviews)
undefined - 12 June 2024
Thoroughly enjoyed taking part in this workshop. Learnt a lot about the sewing machine, fabrics and threads. Sam is friendly and an excellent demonstrator who encouraged us and made us to take part in the workshop. I am more confident with my sewing machine now and look forward to attending dress making classes with the Pinner stitch club
Despina - 9 June 2024
I was very happy to learn how to use a sewing machine and make my own cushio
Kulvinder Kaur - 19 January 2024
The beginners class I attended was absolutely fantastic. I became friends with my sewing machine. Sam is a kind warm and helpful person and I was comfortable throughout my time there .. though I made quite a few mistakes. I would highly recommend Sam’s class and I’m looking forward to attending more classes with her.
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Age Requirement

16

Flexible cancellation policy

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Your Teacher

Stitch Club is a place to relax, learn and create. Each workshops is tailored to the attendees' requirements: whether you are a beginner or wanting to build on existing skills, whether your style is totally practical, slightly wonky or somewhere in between; they will work with you to achieve your best.

The workshop leaders have many years of both industry and teaching experience. Most workshops are led by Sam Harvey, a practising textile artist who has been running Stitch Club for over 10 years. Dress/Pattern Making workshops are run by Christina Figur, who studied Tailoring and Fashion Design in…

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Class Location
The Stitch Studio
Pinner, North West London
Love Lane
HA5 3EX
London

Reviews

undefined - 12 June 2024
Thoroughly enjoyed taking part in this workshop. Learnt a lot about the sewing machine, fabrics and threads. Sam is friendly and an excellent demonstrator who encouraged us and made us to take part in the workshop. I am more confident with my sewing machine now and look forward to attending dress making classes with the Pinner stitch club
Despina - 9 June 2024
I was very happy to learn how to use a sewing machine and make my own cushio
Kulvinder Kaur - 19 January 2024
The beginners class I attended was absolutely fantastic. I became friends with my sewing machine. Sam is a kind warm and helpful person and I was comfortable throughout my time there .. though I made quite a few mistakes. I would highly recommend Sam’s class and I’m looking forward to attending more classes with her.
Safina Choudhury - 12 January 2024
The tutor, the lesson was excellent. We went at a good pace, the explanation was very easy to follow, and the day was well structured. I learnt so much. In just a short period I feel I have the confidence and skills to invest in my own sewing machine. Many thanks for an enjoyable day, and I'm now the proud owner of this tote bag, which I made myself.
helen - 6 March 2023
Thank you Sam for a really lovely day. You were so informative, patient and helpful as well as being a great teacher. I love my cushion cover that I made and really look forward to learning new skills in the future.
Emma Vick - 21 August 2022
Learnt how to use my sewing machine at last, made (and finished) a lovely patchwork bag and had a very enjoyable day. Many thanks Sam. Looking forward to another class with the Stitch Club.