Learn to Sew a Totebag

    This sewing class in Battersea is perfect for complete beginners as it covers the basics allowing students to gain confidence at a sewing machine

    Sewing class

    3 hour class

    Beginners welcome

    The Old School Club, Unit 141, Battersea Business Centre, SW11

    What you'll learn

    This sewing class in Battersea is perfect for complete beginners as it covers the basics allowing students to gain confidence at a sewing machine and you'll come away with a funky new totebag.

    In this class

    This is a great class to gain some confidence with a sewing machine so that you can jump on to any of the other beginner or intermediate classes. You'll get to choose from a range of seasonal canvas or designer prints to make your modern totebag. All it takes to master the basics of sewing is:

    • Sewing tools, fabrics and other tips
    • Tips on how to choose the right fabrics
    • Very useful hand sewing stitches
    • Learning your way around a sewing machine - how to thread a bobbin, thread up the machine and machine stitching.
    • How to read a simple a simple pattern and cut your fabric
    • Pinning, sewing, pockets and straps

    Everything is provided by The Old School Club including the fabric so all you need to do is bring yourself and some sewing enthusiasm.

    If you've always wanted to learn how to sew then this is the perfect class to get you kick started. Bring a fashionista friend along with you or come and meet some other Obby-ists in your area.

    By the way:

    • Classes fill up fast - hurry, make sure you get yours!
    • You can also buy some lovely fabric from The Old School Club so that you can practice at home.

    There are no dates scheduled.

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    Class location

    The Old School Club, Unit 141, Battersea Business Centre, Battersea

    99-109 Lavender Hill

    SW11 5QL


    About your host, The Old School Club

    A creative club to learn skills, make unique creations and feel inspired.

    The Old School Club is a welcoming creative hub, based in Battersea, South West London. The founder, Inma Goodhew, is part-time mother of two children, part-time creative visionary. Growing up in an environment where everything was handmade, personalised and familiar, her inventive upbringing lead to a passion for sharing her skills with others. Yet Inma hit a frustrating block, where, on maternity leave, she wanted to take some creative classes but there was nowhere in London aimed at parents with children. so Inma formed a sewing club and hired babysitters to look after the babies whilst the mums were learning and making. This started to grow into something much bigger, much quicker than Inma could imagine; from a network of young mothers to a devoted community, breeding creativity.

    Inma found that making things for herself, her family and her home allowed her to learn, improve and practice everything she know. Having done it all her life, she now uses her broad range of skills and styles to advise her clients on everything, from colours & patterns, to fabrics and furniture styling. Her true expertise lies in teaching beginners and keen crafters how to sew, paint, style furniture, upcycle, master embroidery and nail DIY projects. Her classes are always informative, bespoke, friendly, but most importantly, great fun.

    Inma appreciates that, as a mother of two, mums need their down time and it comes in no better form than getting creative and being social with other mums.   Inma is rightly proud of her bold career u-turn, transforming her profession from a senior IT role, to doing something she was truly passionate about - teaching, making and sharing with other creatives her entrepreneurial journey.

    Find us:

    • Just a stones throw away from Clapham Junction Station.

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    Flexible cancellation policy

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