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Learn to Sew with a Machine

5(6 reviews)
Learn to sew with a domestic sewing machine
2 Students
Online
£30 pp
1hr 30min
Beginner
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 your machine from all angles if needed too. Do you have a sewing machine that you have barely touched and would love to have someone show you the ropes? Well I can now offer this virtually. We will explore the sewing machine through the differing components, dials and how to thread it up. If you have questions about the different feet supplied…

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Things to remember

You will need your own sewing machine and some scrape cloth, enough to complete several rows of stitching and to fold together for a few different seams. Thread, preferably coloured different to the cloth so that i can see this over virtual communications.

What you will learn
  • How to thread up a sewing machine
  • How to sew a straight line, what to look for
  • How to sew a couple of different seams
What you will need
  • Have a sewing machine
  • Have thread, machine needle and pins
  • Have some cloth about 20 cm x 30 cm, 6 pieces

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Latest Reviews
5(6 reviews)
Sarah Sloman - 23 July 2021
The course was amazing - I did it with a friend over zoom . Claire asked us exactly what we wanted to know about our sewing machine - we did tension , sewing round curved , hems and even button holes - it fired up our enthusiasm to do more with our machines - we will certainly do another one of Claire’s courses - she was great .
Marta - 8 February 2021
I really enjoyed my session with Claire. The 1-2-1 approach is perfect for me as I had very specific needs and questions. I walked away with loads more knowledge and skills. Claire was also very flexible as I needed to rearrange the class and she had no issue doing that for me even though Obby said it was not possible ( something to consider improving on there Obby? ). Thank you Claire!
Nicola - 24 September 2020
If like me, you have absolutely no clue what to do with a sewing machine, but fancy yourself as a budding designer or a contestant on the great British sewing bee; this is the class for you. I loved it. Claire is fabulous! Such a great teacher! Thorough and so encouraging. I learned everything I needed to start sewing with lots more confidence than I started with. I can’t recommend Claire highly enough.
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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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Learn to Sew with a Machine

Reviews

Sarah Sloman - 23 July 2021
The course was amazing - I did it with a friend over zoom . Claire asked us exactly what we wanted to know about our sewing machine - we did tension , sewing round curved , hems and even button holes - it fired up our enthusiasm to do more with our machines - we will certainly do another one of Claire’s courses - she was great .
Marta - 8 February 2021
I really enjoyed my session with Claire. The 1-2-1 approach is perfect for me as I had very specific needs and questions. I walked away with loads more knowledge and skills. Claire was also very flexible as I needed to rearrange the class and she had no issue doing that for me even though Obby said it was not possible ( something to consider improving on there Obby? ). Thank you Claire!
Nicola - 24 September 2020
If like me, you have absolutely no clue what to do with a sewing machine, but fancy yourself as a budding designer or a contestant on the great British sewing bee; this is the class for you. I loved it. Claire is fabulous! Such a great teacher! Thorough and so encouraging. I learned everything I needed to start sewing with lots more confidence than I started with. I can’t recommend Claire highly enough.
Shona - 24 May 2020
Knowledgeable teacher, really helpful and interesting class. Will be back for more!
Yvonne - 23 May 2020
Claire is a wonderful teacher - took me through all the basics with my brand-new sewing machine as I am a brand-new sewer! From setting up my thread and bobbin, finding out what all the buttons mean, and then sewing straight and curved lines and putting in seams, she put my on the right track. I’ve since sewn some bunting and a face mask, and looking forward to starting a Tilly and the Buttons pattern!
Amanda - 4 May 2020
Fantastic teacher! I’m a real novice with a sewing machine and have come away having mastered: straight line, curved line, french seam, how to change foot and do a button hole, tips on threading and bobbin, and tips on zips. Very good can’t recommend enough! Now I want to visit the Canning Town Centre and make something when quarantine is totally over !!