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Introduction to Using a Sewing Machine Class with Barley Massey

5(12 reviews)
In this sewing machine welcome class you will learn all the basics about your sewing machine and how to use it confidently.
Hackney
In-person
£65 pp
6hrs 30min
Beginner
What happens in this class?

This class has been developed for those who have little or no experience of using a sewing machine, and who want to learn not only basic skills but develop the confidence to progress onto making clothes, cushions and other exciting things for themselves using a sewing machine.

In this class

You will learn basic skills including how to thread a sewing machine and wind a bobbin, feed fabric through, sew in a straight line and turn corners. You will also have time to explore the range of features and stitches on the machine and practice sewing different types of seams…

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Things to remember

All materials are provided (but you are welcome to bring your own for the cushion or tote bag afternoon project)

We provide new 'Brother' sewing machines. If you would like to bring your own sewing machine, please contact Fabrications (tel: 020 7275 8043) letting us know you plan to do…

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Latest Reviews
5(12 reviews)
Nasra Ahmed Hussain - 1 November 2021
What a fantastic teacher and lesson, five stars all the way. Bali ( I think that’s how you say her Name, (apologies if incorrect) was EXCELLENT. I throughly enjoyed the course and learnt so much. This was because the teacher was more then experienced and very knowledgeable, polite, and easy to talk to and ask questions or any help you needed. I am very confident now in my swing skills but also how to use the swinging machine safely and efficiently. A big thank you to Bali and I am definitely coming back fir all her courses. Naz
Gloria - 1 February 2020
Loved it! Great environment and great for beginners without experience
Claudia - 3 June 2019
Absolutely loved this class and was surprised by how much I learnt in one day! Barley will take you through how to set up the machine, try different stitches and two different hen types and then in the afternoon make a bag or a pillow from scratch including how to do patchwork or appliqué! I would highly recommend if you want to learn about the basics of sewing. My only feedback would be that the class was a little big for a small room particularly on one of the hottest days of the year!!
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Age Requirement

12All 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.

Your Teacher

Fabrications - an East London based creative hub!

Fabrications is an independent gallery, shop and workshop dedicated to the best contemporary textile practice and design, with a particular interest in eco-conscious design.

Fabrications opened in June 2000 in a refurbished derelict shop on Broadway Market in Hackney, East London. The shop's founder, Barley Massey, has spent the last 20 years finding ingenious ways to turn scraps into original fabrics and using recycled materials to create cutting-edge items. Since 2012, "The Imaginarium", a fully-fitted working studio, has hosted workshops and classes.

Barley has been awarded as one of…

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Class Location
Fabrications
Hackney
7 Broadway Market, Hackney
E8 4PH
London
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Introduction to Using a Sewing Machine Class with Barley Massey

Reviews

Nasra Ahmed Hussain - 1 November 2021
What a fantastic teacher and lesson, five stars all the way. Bali ( I think that’s how you say her Name, (apologies if incorrect) was EXCELLENT. I throughly enjoyed the course and learnt so much. This was because the teacher was more then experienced and very knowledgeable, polite, and easy to talk to and ask questions or any help you needed. I am very confident now in my swing skills but also how to use the swinging machine safely and efficiently. A big thank you to Bali and I am definitely coming back fir all her courses. Naz
Gloria - 1 February 2020
Loved it! Great environment and great for beginners without experience
Claudia - 3 June 2019
Absolutely loved this class and was surprised by how much I learnt in one day! Barley will take you through how to set up the machine, try different stitches and two different hen types and then in the afternoon make a bag or a pillow from scratch including how to do patchwork or appliqué! I would highly recommend if you want to learn about the basics of sewing. My only feedback would be that the class was a little big for a small room particularly on one of the hottest days of the year!!
Nasiba - 24 April 2019
I absolutely loved this class! Barley was so helpful, making sure everyone knew what they were doing. The class size is small, meaning more one to one time with the teacher. Barley's teaching style is easy to follow, I went from having never fiddled around with my sewing machine, to making my very own tote bag :)
gitana - 1 April 2019
It was absolutely good experience day, it was my first time using sewing machine step by step, nice teacher show and explain everything perfect. come back again for more lessons, happy to finde this nice place.
Francesca - 18 February 2019
The course has been amazing! Barley is an amazing teacher extremely patient with tons of experience. I cannot wait to attend the next course.
victoria - 3 December 2018
Amazing class! It was a perfect introduction to sewing machine use and to basics and some advanced skills. I highly recommend this class
Alena - 3 December 2018
It’s a great workshop, especially if you don’t have any experience in using a sewing machine! I was an absolute beginner, and I totally didn't expect to go home with an awesome tote bag! Great atmosphere in the workshop, Barley was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, explained every step in detail. I can't wait to attend the next sewing class to learn more!
Anna - 3 September 2018
Barley was amazing! The space is great and in a great London location. Barley was super knowledgeable and very patient, we were all at different levels and she was able to help us all. Her ethics about slow fashion and recycling are inspiring and it was just an overall great day! Can’t wait to practice more and go back for the next level class!
Alisa - 23 April 2018
Loved this class! I went from having never touched a sewing machine to sewing my own cushion and now I just want to make more! Barley is very knowledgeable, precise and patient and I love her passion for upcycling!
Neringa - 14 February 2018
I enjoyed the class, very relaxed atmosphere, the teacher was very helpful and supportive.
Anonymous - 22 August 2016
Teacher didn't stop class right at 5pm, she wanted us to finish the project we've started. Highly appreciated!