Introduction to Sewing by The Fashion Box - crafts in London
Introduction to Sewing by The Fashion Box - crafts in London

Introduction to Sewing

by The Fashion Box

26 reviews
26 reviews
Want to sew but have absolutely no idea where to start? Well fear no more - we have the perfect solution!

Sewing Class

3 hour workshop

Beginner

Seven Sisters N15

Introduction to Sewing
by The Fashion Box
3 hour workshop
£29 per person

Classes

3 hour workshop

Daytime

You can now extend your thread of knowledge with this sewing workshop for beginners. Join Craig and the rest of the Fashion Box team for this three-hour class offering an introduction to domestic sewing machines and overlockers.

After getting to grips with threading, you'll also have the opportunity to explore different stitching techniques and seams as well as mastering sewing in dreaded zips, all with easy techniques provided by your fashion host.

Don't miss out on this fantastic introduction where you're sure to leave understanding the basics of using a sewing machine!

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Sun 18 Nov, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Sun 18 Nov, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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Seven Sisters, N15 5NH
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Fri 23 Nov, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Sun 25 Nov, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Sun 25 Nov, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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Tue 27 Nov, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Sat 1 Dec, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Mon 3 Dec, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Sun 9 Dec, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Sun 9 Dec, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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Sat 15 Dec, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Thu 3 Jan, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Thu 3 Jan, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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Sat 5 Jan, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Sat 5 Jan, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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Mon 7 Jan, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Fri 11 Jan, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Sun 13 Jan, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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Tue 15 Jan, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Sat 19 Jan, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Sat 19 Jan, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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Sun 27 Jan, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Tue 29 Jan, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Sat 2 Feb, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Sat 2 Feb, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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Mon 4 Feb, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Fri 8 Feb, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Tue 12 Feb, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Sat 16 Feb, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Seven Sisters, N15 5NH
Sat 16 Feb, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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Sun 24 Feb, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Tue 26 Feb, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Sat 2 Mar, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Seven Sisters, N15 5NH
Sat 2 Mar, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Seven Sisters, N15 5NH
Mon 4 Mar, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Fri 8 Mar, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Sun 10 Mar, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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Tue 12 Mar, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Sat 16 Mar, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Seven Sisters, N15 5NH
Sat 16 Mar, 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Seven Sisters, N15 5NH
Sun 24 Mar, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Seven Sisters, N15 5NH
Tue 26 Mar, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Seven Sisters, N15 5NH
Sat 30 Mar, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Seven Sisters, N15 5NH
Sat 30 Mar, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Seven Sisters, N15 5NH

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Reviews (26)
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Kaveri
24 Oct
I had a great time - 5 stars!
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Claire
15 Jan
I haven’t been able to stay until the end but I really enjoy the workshop. It was really well explained and in a good atmosphere. I’ve been able to reproduce at home without any problem all that I’ve been explained. I recommend the class for beginners and will not hesitate to go back to another class with the fashion box.

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Kaveri
24 Oct
I had a great time - 5 stars!
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Claire
15 Jan
I haven’t been able to stay until the end but I really enjoy the workshop. It was really well explained and in a good atmosphere. I’ve been able to reproduce at home without any problem all that I’ve been explained. I recommend the class for beginners and will not hesitate to go back to another class with the fashion box.
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Michelle
3 Feb
Fantastic class! Francis was very knowledgeable and went at a good pace for everyone. He explained the processes in a very clear way, easy to follow. We learned how to thread a machine, how to do a French seam and a hidden zip. I'll be back for sure!
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Jennifer
4 Feb
The teacher was thorough, and managed the class time appropriately. He was clear in his instructions and there was sufficient time to get through the lessons as well as to practice. He was great with my daughter, even answering questions that she had about other sewing interests. Thank you!
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Sue
10 Apr
I thought the workshop was fab. Craig was a patient enthusiastic tutor too!. I’ll be booking more classes with The Fashion Box. Thanks Craig! 😁👌🏻
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Sia
22 Apr
This workshop was excellent! Highly recommended. It was well equipped- each individual had a machine. Our instructor, Francis, was so patient with questions and people like me who lagged behind the faster learners in the group. The lesson was well structured, there was enough time to complete the learning exercises. We learned a lot fir a three hour session. It was worth the money and I really enjoyed it and had fun! Thank you Fashion Box :)
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Paola
3 Jun
It's a very complete class. After a few hours I gained the knowledge and confidence to use my own sewing machine.
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Priscillia
25 Jun
Loved every minutes of it!
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Matt
31 Jul
Great class and great tutors, 5 stars all around
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Carmen
24 Sep
I really enjoyed this class. I found the instructor Frank so patient ( which was really helpful as I forgot all of the instructions as soon as I sat down at my machine)and helpful and Incredibly good at teaching. Beginners. I am now able to use a sewing machine confidently, work out how to troubleshoot, sew in an invisible zip and French hem all for £25! I will definitely be booking my next lesson very soon.
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Elsa
6 Oct
What a great introduction to sewing! I didn't realise you could fit some much in 3 hours with multiple students but we learned so much.. from setting up the machine itself, learning all it's functions, to how to correctly stitch.. I didn't even know I wasn't supposed to keep my eye on the needle when sewing, no wonder why my home attempts were so shabby! :) Great new hobby or for those serious about sewing garments at home.. can't wait to go to the make a dress class xx
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Tolu
12 Sep
Very informative. Found it useful and our tutor s Francis was quite knowledgable
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Dian
20 Nov
The teacher (Jason? Sorry, I cannot remember his name) was excellent and despite the confusion with some people turning up at the wrong session and being quite a big class, he kept calm and managed to get through all the material. He was happy to give additional tips to those more advanced and was extremely patient with those of us who are new to machine sewing. He managed to help everyone and answer all questions despite the time constraints! He used great analogies and metaphors and made sure to remind us not to be intimidated. I highly recommend this class to anyone who has never touched a sewing machine, but other in the class who have sewed using a machine also said they learnt a lot, especially as he goes through alternative methods and little tips and tricks. We learnt how to do a hidden zip, which I seriously thought was advanced, but he made it so easy :)
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Kafeelat
11 Feb
The class was cancelled
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Victoria
4 Apr
At the end of this session you will know how to set-up your sewing machine, understand its settings and attachments, how to sew seams and insert an invisible zip. Similar courses seem to cover the same content over a longer period of time and charge considerably more. This is a nice, concise course at a great price with a friendly, patient tutor and a Dolly Parton soundtrack. Excellent value.
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A'Ishah
4 Apr
It was great!
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Ramatu
22 Apr
Let us know your opinion about the workshop. (optional) It was great and beyond my expectation.
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Martyna
7 May
I really enjoyed the class, Craig was very helpful and took time to explain and show things we didn't understand. Answered all the questions about sewing and let us understand all the ways and techniques to use a sewing machine. Class was fun, interesting and not boring at all! Can't wait to continue learning more steps to improve my sewing skills!
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CLAIRE
8 May
Very good introduction class! I was completely new to sewing and this fulfilled my expectations. Although I found the pace quite quick sometime I was really pleased with everything the class covered. Couldn't expect better introduction!
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Roberta
26 Jun
The workshop is very thorough for beginners, the tasks are simple and easy to follow. It definitely helps to build confidence on the sewing machine especially it is your first time using it.
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Yasmin
14 Jul
Such an informative class. Didn’t expect to learn so much within 3 hours! Will be booking another class soon :)
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Sam
29 Jul
The 3 hours passed very quickly with clear explanations throughout and I learnt to sew a zip and a French seam as well as develop confidence with the machine overall. Would definitely recommend for the novice as a first step into sewing !
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Lilian
24 Sep
Fashion box introduction to sewing was really good. Very well structured. Host was attentive and patient with all the learners. Will recommend fashion box to any one interested in learning to sew. I will be booking other classes with them.
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Lilian
24 Sep
Fashion box introduction to sewing was really good. Very well structured. Host was attentive and patient with all the learners. Will recommend fashion box to any one interested in learning to sew. I will be booking other classes with them.
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Tiago
25 Sep
The trainer was lovely and the training at a good pace
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sarah
30 Sep
I really enjoyed this course and found it very informative. Learned how to do an invisible zip, plus a French seam, with lots of time to practice getting to grips with threading and setting up the machine and changing feet etc. I am no longer afraid to start using my recently purchased machine.

Class location

Seven Sisters
Unit 4
718-722 Seven Sisters Road (Entrance on Gourley Street)
N15 5NH
London

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Introduction to Sewing by The Fashion Box - crafts in London

About your host, The Fashion Box

Who we are: The Fashion Box Group was founded in 2013.

After graduating from Central Saint Martins, with a post-graduate degree in Advanced Innovative Pattern Cutting, Craig (Mr Fashion Box!) embarked on a kaleidoscope of successful ventures within the fashion industry. During this time, he has worked alongside a huge selection of fashion houses, new designers and is a mentor to many university lecturers and fashion graduates.

Craig has over 15 years experience in teaching in universities and colleges, as well as with private clients. As a result, he is accomplished at getting the best out of both groups of students and one-to-one situations.

After 7 years at Istituto Marangoni, he left to pursue his dreams of opening his own fashion school, which resulted in The Fashion Box Academy.

Craig is also Head of Fashion at LCCA, and is currently writing a programmes for The London College of Contemporary Arts’ MA course in Luxury Fashion Design.

Craig has been the Collection Manager for Qasimi Homme, worked alongside Sadie Clayton, and is currently working on production of a collection for Liberty of London.

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Notes

Everything is provided on the day. You're welcome to bring your own machine or use the one provided. Please note, latecomers of more than 15 minutes will not be allowed entry as this disrupts the rest of the class.

Requirements

Please note, under 14's must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Flexible cancellation policy

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

Introduction to Sewing
by The Fashion Box
3 hour workshop
£29 per person
3 hour workshop
from £29 per person