What you will do
1.5 hour class
Learntouseasewingmachine This is the perfect class, for those curious about learning to sew on their own but may need a wee refresher or some guidance.
We like to call this machine etiquette.
If you treat your machine right, it will sew beautifully for you, and we know just how to tickle her fancy.
This class is a one off and all adults and children 13+ are welcome to join in the fun.
What will I learn? In this taster course you will learn about basic equipment and materials for simple sewing.
About different fabrics suitable for beginners About different needle sizes and how and when to change them How to wind a bobbin How to thread the sewing machine How to change your stitch width and length, swap feet, adjust tension and basic trouble shooting. How to sew a variety of seams, curves and corners How to finish your seams with an overlocker or zig zag stitch
At the end of this workshop, you will have a basic understanding of how your sewing machine can work for you, and the confidence to tackle a project!
All materials are included in the workshop.
You are welcome to bring any fabric you may be having trouble with, any pattern or technique queries for discussion after the class.
You will now be able to come along to our freestyle sewing sessions or book in and make this!
Select a class time
None of the dates work for you? Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.
You will only receive an email from us if new dates are added for this class, you will not receive any marketing emails, and that's a promise!
Did you know?
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
About your host, Make Town
Make Town is a textiles & craft studio of sorts. Accessible to adults, children, men and whanau to enjoy together side by side. A local hive of buzzing creativity, focused on inspiring and guiding you through your personal journey of making whatever that happens to be.
Make Town have lots of events and workshops up our sleeves. We have amazing guest tutors and experienced makers wanting to share their passion for making across all textile based disciplines. Discover and learn something new with us, alongside tutors who are patient, encouraging and kind. Who have time to listen and watch your techniques as you work. Gentle advice, top tips and know how, so you continue your making adventure.
Book a workshop that floats your boat, pop in and brush up on a skill you once knew or purchase some sweet products and equipment from the haberdashery in store and online. Whether you are an absolute craft newbie or a seasoned sewing pro, Make Town has got ya x
Brooke Dennis has recently departed from The London Loom, which she co-ran for the the past 2 years to establish this new and exciting craft venture. Brooke has experience in many disciplines of craft, specialising in garment construction, weaving and individual teaching practices, especially with children. She is sofa king excited for this next chapter and can't wait to meet you.
Make Town sits on the corner of Morning Lane and Chatham Place, across the road from the Nike Factory store. We do not have any on site parking. 10 minute walk from Hackney Central Overground Station, a 2 Minute walk from bus stop D or T on Morning Lane, bus 30, 236, 276, 394 & W15. 10 minute walk from bus stop A or B on Mare Street, Bus 48, 55, 106, 254, 277, N55, N253 & N277.
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.