Parent and Child Machine Sewing

    Learn to use a sewing machine with your child and produce a stunning tote bag.

    Sewing workshop

    4 hour workshop

    All levels welcome

    Nest Knitting, N8

    What you'll learn

    With so many children taking up sewing, don't be left behind! Come and learn, together with your child, how to thread and use a sewing machine and master all the techniques required to make a handy tote bag.

    You are very welcome to bring your own machine (if it is under 2 years old or recently serviced) or use one of ours. All materials will be provided for the students by Nest.

    Expert sewer Genevieve West will walk you through all the best tips, tricks and secrets of the trade.

    Now you can

    • Show off your new unique tote bag to friends and family
    • Use the techniques learnt during the class to further your craft and progress as a sewer
    • Teach others what you now know!


    Students will be able to walk away with their very own handmade tote bag.


    All materials and tools are provide but if you would like to bring your own machine to familiarise yourself with it, you would be very welcome. You can park outside the shop at the weekend if it's easier!

    Did you know?

    When we think of the word "handbag", we usually think of a fashionable purse used to by women to store personal items. However, when the term was originally coined in the early 1900s, it was used to describe men's briefcases.

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    Class location

    Nest Knitting, Crouch End

    102 Weston Park

    N8 9PP


    About your host, Nest Knitting

    Genevieve West took over as the owner of Nest in January 2015, and has since made it her mission to inspire a sense of creativity in others through her workshops. Gen has been sewing and knitting since the age of eight, and throughout her extensive and impressive career, has always incorporated this creative license into her work, whatever it may be.

    Something that Gen is staunchly passionate about is passing on her love of art and creative flair to younger generations. She has now been able to combine her love of sewing, crochet, knitting and teaching and is delighted to have been able to buy the shop where she was once herself a regular customer.

    At Nest, students are provided with a range of wonderful and hands on courses in knitting, felting, crocheting and sewing in their fabulous shop in North London. With a strong emphasis on the beauty and of handmade items, Nest pass on a love of all things handcrafted through their sociable and affable workshops. Whether you are a complete novice or a seasoned pro, you will be warmly welcome to any of Nest’s numerous and diverse courses, where you will be able to hone in your skills and further your craft under the Nest team's expert guidance.

    Anyone over the age of seven is welcomed into Nest’s beautifully lit workshop to take part in one of the many courses on offer. Choose between a mixture of five-week courses and one off workshops, as you discover your genius with Nest!

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    Age limit or other requirements

    Suitable for mums and dads, grandparents, kids aged 7-107

    Flexible cancellation policy

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