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5(9 reviews)
Learn to sew with a sewing machine. Choose from 1 to 1 or group class. From threading your machine to sewing a seam.
Canning Town
In-person
from £26 pp
1hr
Beginner
Next available date:26th February 2024
What happens in this class?

Hello and welcome. My name is Claire and I own Couchman Bespoke an ethical tailoring company based in London, UK.

Learn to sew beyond a straight line, we will cover curves and seams too. We will go through the machine from all angles if needed too. Whether you are learning to sew for the first time or to top up on the knowledge you already have. Bring a readiness to learn and maybe a notebook for all that you learn, I may take some photos for use on my social media if you allow and can forward them onto you…

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Things to remember
  • Full details on Couchman-Bespoke
  • Hand sanitising stations are in place.
  • All equipment is provided and cleaned between uses.
  • Bring yourself and an enthusiasm to learn. ;- All equipment is provided.
  • Bring a note book.
  • Best transport links are Canning Town station and the D3 bus stop Leamouth/ Orchard Place.
  • There…
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Latest Reviews
5(9 reviews)
Samantha - 16 February 2024
Such a fun and informative session with Claire learning about how to set up a sewing machine, the different settings and some practice as a complete beginner - can't wait for the next one!
Dee - 3 December 2023
Fabulous as always! Claire is a really great teacher. I really enjoy attending her classes and have learned a lot.
Cali Jones - 18 May 2023
A wonderful class, learning is one-on-one so you can ask specific questions. We went over how to thread and use a machine, different uses for different types of stitches, a couple of alteration types, and some good tips for buying my own machine. Claire is lovely to learn from and I plan to continue taking more advanced classes as I get more involved with sewing.
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Age Requirement

12
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.
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From sewing for the first time, cutting a pattern to making a garment from scratch. All that you require is ready for you to learn within a pleasant environment and with a patient tutor. Claire has 10+ years of design, making and retail experience since leaving Brighton University. Pick the class you would like to work within and speak with us about your abilities. You are welcome to bring along cloth you have at home; it is better to use cloth rather than to store it and miss out on the time spent wearing it. Otherwise we…

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Class Location
Arebyte Studios
Canning Town
Harmony Building Unit 16
21 City Island Way, London City Island
E14 0QE
London

Reviews

Samantha - 16 February 2024
Such a fun and informative session with Claire learning about how to set up a sewing machine, the different settings and some practice as a complete beginner - can't wait for the next one!
Dee - 3 December 2023
Fabulous as always! Claire is a really great teacher. I really enjoy attending her classes and have learned a lot.
Cali Jones - 18 May 2023
A wonderful class, learning is one-on-one so you can ask specific questions. We went over how to thread and use a machine, different uses for different types of stitches, a couple of alteration types, and some good tips for buying my own machine. Claire is lovely to learn from and I plan to continue taking more advanced classes as I get more involved with sewing.
Maria Poole - 22 April 2023
Excellent day time well spent
Kasia - 16 March 2023
Claire was such an incredible, patient, lovely teacher. I taught me everything I wanted to learn and answered all questions I had. She even stayed a bit longer than the set time to finish teaching me something I wanted to learn. I am a beginner so I was quite nervous because I didn’t know anything about sewing but Claire was so very kind to show and teach me step by step. I would definitely recommend the workshop for anyone!
Emine - 2 December 2022
Claire is a great sewing teacher. Her small workshop in a creative shared space in Canning Town is very cute and very easy to reach with public transport. She taught me the basics of how to use a sewing machine and we did an alteration together. She is a good communicator. Understands what you want to learn and teaches it very effectively. She is also an exceptional tailor. She has amazing skills and very knowledgeable. I am so impressed with her skills. Highly recommended.
Mary - 10 November 2022
I attended a one-to-one sewing lesson with Claire yesterday. I am a complete beginner on sewing machines & wanted to learn how to use a machine before buying one. Claire taught me how to set up the machine and how to use its different functions, which I then had the opportunity to try myself. I learned more that I thought possible in 1 hour, without any sense of rushing. I liked the one-to-one session as I could ask lots of questions & everything was based on my level of experience. Claire also gave me excellent advice on buying a sewing machine taking my expectations & budget into account. I left the lesson feeling motivated to try out my new skills & get practicing. I plan to return to Claire for a further lesson when I get to a higher level of knowledge. I would definitely recommend a Moxie Craft lesson with Claire.
Mar - 14 July 2022
A very good session. A low-stress experience with a clear and patient tutor.
Tisha - 11 February 2022
The venue was easy to find and a nice little space - it showed me any space is possible to sew an outfit. From the moment I walked in, Claire was friendly and welcoming and she has given me tremendous confidence to design and pull together some exciting outfits. At no time did Claire make me feel stupid nor any question I asked was too dumb. She was patient and helpful. I will certainly be back! We chatted all the way through and I learnt how to use some very important tools - still have to work on drawing curves but practice makes perfect so I’ll get there….soon! Thanks Claire. You’re great!