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Sewing machine masterclass

5(50 reviews)
Get to Know Your Sewing Machine and boost Your Sewing Confidence with this complete introduction to sewing on a machine.
Various Locations
£58 pp
Next available date:20th April 2024
What happens in this class?

Get to know your sewing machine at our sewing machine masterclass A complete introduction to sewing on a machine. We will cover threading, overview of stitches, and basic maintenance. There will be lots of time for you to practice and build your confidence before we start our project to make a tote bag. Walk away with an envelope cushion and lots of inspiration to use your new skills!

All materials are included in this 3hr workshop, and small group sizes mean you get loads of personal tuition.

Our Sewing Machine Masterclass is run in group workshops, available on a variety…

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Things to remember

All materials, tools and 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(50 reviews)
undefined - 14 April 2024
I enjoyed my sewing class and was made to feel very comfortable. In fact, I have dusted down my old machine that has been in the shed for 15 years!. Thank you
Alessia Pontone - 18 February 2024
I loved it! I was struggling for some time with my sewing machine but I learned a lot in this class and feel confident using my machine now
Perry Jax - 15 January 2024
We had a fantastic time! We found the day really informative and it was so great to learn a new skill! The teacher was patient and extremely helpful! Highly recommend!
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Booking Options
3hrs workshop1 class
Private BookingFor groups of 2 to 7 guests
Book for a large groupAre you looking for a large group/private event?

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Age Requirement

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.
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.
Worcester Park Studio - Craft My Day
Worcester Park
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undefined - 14 April 2024
I enjoyed my sewing class and was made to feel very comfortable. In fact, I have dusted down my old machine that has been in the shed for 15 years!. Thank you
Alessia Pontone - 18 February 2024
I loved it! I was struggling for some time with my sewing machine but I learned a lot in this class and feel confident using my machine now
Perry Jax - 15 January 2024
We had a fantastic time! We found the day really informative and it was so great to learn a new skill! The teacher was patient and extremely helpful! Highly recommend!
Heather Ravenberg Smith - 18 November 2023
I bought my sewing machine over two years ago as I wanted to make some Christmas bunting, but all it did was sit in the closet. I finally decided that enough was enough and signed up for this workshop, and I am so glad I did! It was exactly what I needed to get moving. The workshop was so well paced, and Janice did a great job of guiding us along. It's perfect for anyone who wants to crack on with some sewing but is too nervous about it to get started. I left the studio full of energy and confidence, and the bunting is (at long last) nearly finished!
Tracey Hoad - 10 November 2023
My sewing machine has been in a cupboard forever and Rachel helped me bring it back to life! I left the class feeling much better acquainted with my machine and inspired to use it again. Thank you so much Rachel!
Danielle - 24 September 2023
Our teacher was lovely and created an environment that was warm and informative.
Debora menezes - 24 September 2023
It was my first master class learning the basics how to use a sewing machine. I had a great time,Janice is a lovely lady who gave us lots of attention. I’ll definitely book a follow up class at the studio.☺️
Chriss Goodey - 23 September 2023
Loved it ! What a great way to spend an afternoon. It was so relaxed sitting and going through my sewing machine’s and my capabilities with Rachel. She is a wonderful teacher. She’s given me confidence and inspiration to try out a pattern for the first time ever. I will definitely be back to CraftMyDay for some more classes. Would highly recommend if you are thinking of doing a class for the first time.
Maria Kirkham - 17 September 2023
Loved it! Rachel was patient, and attentive. The class was really excellent and I came away confident in using my sewing machine and having made a lovely bag using new skills! Will definitely book more classes!
Agned - 10 September 2023
Great introduction to using a sewing machine.
Elaine Hostler - 18 June 2023
A really fantastic course - would highly recommend!
Claire Luo - 18 April 2023
Love the sewing class, learnt a lot and had a great time!
Clare - 2 April 2023
I took two of my (young adult) kids to this and I wasn't sure what to expect. It turned out to be an excellent three hours; Rachel is a brilliant, friendly teacher, we learned a lot and enjoyed it. We'll be coming back - thank you.
Daniel Vandenburg - 12 March 2023
teacher ws very kind and patient and knew her stuff. Only downside for me was we didnt cover machine maintenance which the course blurb online said we would
Joan Munns - 9 March 2023
Great help now understand my new sewing machine better. Anna is always very patient.
Debarati Goswami - 28 February 2023
I had such a wonderful time at the workshop. Janice is so nice and friendly and taught us so well. I am elated with the fact that I can actually use a sewing machine now 😊
Monia f.althani - 3 November 2022
I really enjoyed the class and Sarah was excellent in the way I taught, and I also enjoyed the company of the participants in the program. I would like to thank Sarah very much for her kindness and excellent teaching method،she really excited my expectations:)Monia
Linda Lancaster - 3 November 2022
Such a lovely class with Sarah Jane. She explained and demonstrated everything about the sewing machine and the tote bag we made really well. I have been inspired to sew more on the machine I have inherited as I now have the confidence to give it a go following this class. Thank you
Elizabeth - 12 September 2022
Great introduction to sewing with a machine. Lovely teacher, nice group of people.
Elvira Alibegic - 4 September 2022
My daughter and I had a great time at sewing Sat session at Worcester Park branch of Craft my day. Really friendly and helpful place. Small group of 4 and my course was beneficial as a refresher, as well as for the beginners. We walked out with a finished project as planned, tote bag sewn by us! Thanks
Donna Lovegrove - 3 September 2022
Totally recommend this course lovely atmosphere fantastic tutor will be looking out for other courses!
Aurielia Sewell - 3 July 2022
I signed up to this class as It was a long time since I used a sewing machine and wanted to start sewing again. I felt a bit apprehensive at first l but I need not have worried as Janice put us all at ease and was very helpful if we were stuck at any point. We practiced on paper that had patterns such as hearts, and mazes so that we could become familiar with the sewing machine. We went onto practising on pieces of material before finally taking the plunge to make a tote bag. Janice guided us through each stage of the process and before we knew it we had all completed our bags! I was very proud of what I achieved and know I can go back and start using my sewing machine which has been sitting at home doing nothing. I would highly recommend this class to anyone who is thinking of taking up machine sewing for the first time or even if they have not done any sewing for a while.
Julia Antoniades - 3 July 2022
Great class, loved it, learnt so much. Great atmosphere and teacher
Felix Jaeger - 20 June 2022
Had a great time on the sewing course with Janice. She was very kind and patient with us. Came away with some nice tote bags and a new skill!
Katy - 1 April 2022
Such a lovely day. Teacher was so nice and helpful (I'm sorry, I can't remember her name!). Learnt so much about how to use a sewing machine and made a tote bag with our new skills. Would 100% recommend to anything thinking about taking this class.
Seema Patel - 31 March 2022
It was really good class and relaxed atmosphere. Sarah is a good teacher and has lots of patience. Thanks Sarah.
TRACY KENNEDY - 31 March 2022
Really enjoyed the class Lerned a lot and tutor was very helpful and have told others 2 give it a go
Lucy Penney - 16 January 2022
Over all an enjoyable and productive experience, guided by a very patient, articulate and knowledgeable teacher.
Joanne Logan - 16 January 2022
What an amazing place! Although I do have some experience of using sewing machines I found your class really helpfull seeing mistakes I had been making for a long time. Lovely friendly lady running the class. Such an enjoyable Saturday morning. I will definately be back for more classes!
Anonymous - 16 January 2022
Really enjoyed the class, learned a lot about the how the machine works and the setting up of the machine. Was happy that we had time to make a bag in the time allowed. Nice environment to be in, differing levels of skill among the participants, not all beginners.
Ivana Bungard - 1 November 2021
Had a great time and definitely coming back for more.
GRAHAM CRONEY - 19 June 2021
A very intense but enjoyable 3 hours. Excellent tutor who made everyone feel relaxed and encouraged self-confidence. I had never touched a sewing machine before and was therefore amazed at how professional my tote bag looked.
Emma ODonnell - 11 June 2021
Great - I’d never touched a sewing machine before my lesson and left 3 hours later having made my very own tote bag! Sarah-Jane was a great teacher. I’ll definitely book on to other classes to learn how to make cushions, make up bags etc. Highly recommend!
Jenny Yip - 30 April 2021
I never touch or use a sewing machine, so I am a complete beginner to learn how to use one and certainly did not expect to come away with a bag made by myself at the end of the 3 hours lesson ! I thoroughly enjoyed the practical lesson demonstrated and the interaction with the teacher is most valueable in grasping the concept of sewing and produced an item in such a short time at the end ! Amazing ! Thank you very much .
Janaina Crane - 27 April 2021
Thoroughly enjoyed the course. It was my first time using a sewing machine and I have managed to come back home with a tote bag made by me
Claire - 17 November 2020
Great little class to get to know your way around a sewing machine. Thank you
Georgia - 10 November 2020
Great class. Rachel is a fantastic teacher :)
Barb - 17 September 2020
Absolutely great class. I cannot recommend it enough. Rachael is a great teacher. Warm and friendly. I had never used a sewing machine before but I learned so much I already feel confident to have a go myself. I made a beautiful bag that I want to frame! I can’t wait to book another 😃
Melissa - 14 September 2020
A great class for a complete novice to sewing. Rachel’s instructions were clear and easy to follow and by the end of 3 hours I had actually made something! Very excited to try out my new found skills and I will certainly be booking on for more courses.
Juliet - 14 September 2020
Really excellent workshop. Rachel makes learning fun and I never feel I must know and do it all correctly the first time. I highly recommend her workshop.
Tunde - 13 September 2020
I found the class really interesting. Rachel the teacher explained every step very clearly so it was easy to follow. It certainly boosted my confidence with sewing and left me wanting to learn more. I would highly recommend this course to any beginner in sewing. Thank you Rachel😊
Bridget - 7 July 2020
Great fun, very friendly and relaxing. Rachel teaches you to enjoy things and trust the machine. Feel much more confident about using the sewing machine now, and excited about taking more classes in the future.
Nick - 13 August 2019
Really enjoyed this course. Rachel is terrific and made the subject feel easy. Learnt so much. Will book more lessons.
Kirsty - 12 September 2018
Fun and very easy to follow. The instructor explained the basics thoroughly and was incredibly patient while we fumbled around! Very good class for those looking to get to know their machines and learn the fundamentals
Samantha Macher - 26 July 2018
An overall very enjoyable experience. The time seemed to wiz by. Learnt about threading a sewing machine, practised all the differenct stitches, sewing in straight lines and how to easily sew a perfect curve. Ended the class making a handy tote bag. Can’t wait to book another class.
Dhrisha - 22 July 2018
I was so grateful that I was able to take my own machine in to learn on. Extremely accommodating and friendly workshops. I would definitely recommend them. I'm planning my next one already.
Lise - 10 May 2018
Great workshop to start with sewing machine and see if you actually like it ! At the end of the class you get your DIY tote bag and the basics of how the see it machine works ! Highly recommend this class with the lovely Rachel ! Easily accessible with the train.
Živilė - 25 February 2018
Fantastic class! I definitely recommend the class for beginners. Thank you Rachel :)
Alice - 30 January 2018
Rachel was such a great teacher, she went through every detail step by step. so it never felt overwhelming. By the end of the session I was surprised at how confident I felt with a sewing machine and my sewing skills were surprisingly not too bad. I highly recommend this course and will be signing up for more lessons at Craft My Day. 5 stars!
Anonymous - 20 November 2017
I attended an Begineer's class and how to use my sewing machine.It was great expereince and got exactly what I wanted to learn from this class and feel more confident with my sewing machine. The teacher was absoluately fantastic to say the least, extremely informative, patient, friendly and made you feel at ease.A lovely bright and comfortable venue.