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Getting Started with your Sewing Machine, Make a Tote Bag

4.9(8 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
£75 pp
6hrs
Beginner
What happens in this class?

In a relaxed, informal environment, you will learn how to sew simple projects from scratch 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. If there is time we will also make a matching zippy bag.

By the end of the workshops you should feel sufficiently confident to go home and get started on your own machine and/or join…

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Things to remember

Use of our materials, haberdashery and machines is included. If you want to bring your own sewing machine please bring your instruction book and make sure you pack your foot pedal.

Latest Reviews
4.9(8 reviews)
Romoo - 5 December 2023
Absolutely loved learning from Sam! I was a total novice with the machine, and left with wonderful items that I made. Sam talked me through how the machine works, different fabrics, threads and techniques used to create accessories and clothes. Highly recommend.
Helen Laleendra - 23 August 2023
I have enjoyed making the tote bag. You have provided a nice environment to make learning process easier. The pace of the learning process was suitable for me. It’s good that you sent us the notes to download later. This will help me to go back and remember the things learned. Thank you.
Elizabeth Dalby - 2 May 2023
Great day, had fun, made a bag. Really enjoyed it. Highly recommend. Relaxed atmosphere, really great learning environment. ☺️
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Booking Options
Private BookingFor groups of 3 to 6 guests
£75

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Age Requirement

16

Flexible cancellation policy

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

Romoo - 5 December 2023
Absolutely loved learning from Sam! I was a total novice with the machine, and left with wonderful items that I made. Sam talked me through how the machine works, different fabrics, threads and techniques used to create accessories and clothes. Highly recommend.
Helen Laleendra - 23 August 2023
I have enjoyed making the tote bag. You have provided a nice environment to make learning process easier. The pace of the learning process was suitable for me. It’s good that you sent us the notes to download later. This will help me to go back and remember the things learned. Thank you.
Elizabeth Dalby - 2 May 2023
Great day, had fun, made a bag. Really enjoyed it. Highly recommend. Relaxed atmosphere, really great learning environment. ☺️
Jess Choy - 1 May 2023
The time flew by and i left with an amazing tote bag! The class surpassed my expectations and Sam was a great teacher. I am a complete beginner and now I’m going go get my own machine and apply what I’ve learned so would highly recommend. Thanks Sam.
Parul Joshi-Shah - 12 March 2023
It was wonderful experience. Sam was very gentle and very thoroughly explained and taught how to use my machine. I made cushion cover and zip wallet. Very happy with my sawing experience. Great thing is now I can use my sawing machine 😃
Annabelle - 10 February 2023
I really enjoyed my session. It was very helpful and inspiring in a warm and bright environment. I came away with a lovely tote bag which I hope to replicate.
Rita Bakrania - 8 February 2023
Was enjoyable class learned a lot. I would go back again.
Coral - 2 June 2022
I thoroughly enjoyed my first session and learned so much that I previously did not know about my sewing machine. I loved the friendly and relaxed learning environment- and felt able to put my new skills to work straight away. Thank you for a brilliant day - I’m looking forward to booking a future course!