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Introduction to Using a Sewing Machine Class with Barley Massey : Full Day by Fabrications - crafts in London
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Introduction to Using a Sewing Machine Class with Barley Massey : Full Day by Fabrications - crafts in London

Introduction to Using a Sewing Machine Class with Barley Massey : Full Day

by Fabrications

6 reviews
6 reviews
In this sewing machine welcome class you will learn all the basics about your sewing machine and how to use it confidently.

Sewing Class

6.5 hour class

Beginner

Hackney E8

Introduction to Using a Sewing Machine Class with Barley Massey : Full Day
by Fabrications
6.5 hour class
£60 per person

Classes

6.5 hour class

Daytime

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, developing the confidence to progress onto making all sorts of things. In the afternoon you will put your new skills into practice and create your own applique cushion cover or lined tote style bag.

You'll be under the watchful eye of Fabrications founder Barley Massey, who'll guide you through the whole process with care and creativity.

Now you can

  • finally fulfill all your wildest fashion dreams (within reason)
  • learn the lifelong skills of how to hem worn-out edges and apply a pocket or patches to some of those clothes in need of a helping hand
  • enhance your skills with additional classes

Take home

Take a 'Learn to Sew' textile handout (T-Towel), other materials and refreshments away with you. Your own stylish applique cushion OR lined tote style bag

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Sun 20 Jan, 11:00am - 5:00pm
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Hackney, E8 4PH
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Sun 17 Feb, 11:00am - 5:30pm
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Hackney, E8 4PH
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Sun 10 Mar, 11:00am - 5:30pm
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Hackney, E8 4PH
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None of the dates work for you? Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.

You will only receive an email from us if new dates are added for this class, you will not receive any marketing emails, and that's a promise!

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Did you know?

DIY is more popular than ever today and amongst younger generations, and 'up-cycling' classes and workshops are some of the fastest-growing in the UK. People are interested in recycling and reinvigoration, so they can create something beautiful and quirky and not just be part of the homogeneous high street.
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Reviews (6)
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Neringa
14 Feb
I enjoyed the class, very relaxed atmosphere, the teacher was very helpful and supportive.
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Alisa
23 Apr
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!

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Neringa
14 Feb
I enjoyed the class, very relaxed atmosphere, the teacher was very helpful and supportive.
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Alisa
23 Apr
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!
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Anonymous
22 Aug
Teacher didn't stop class right at 5pm, she wanted us to finish the project we've started. Highly appreciated!
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Anna
3 Sep
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!
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Alena
3 Dec
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!
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victoria
3 Dec
Amazing class! It was a perfect introduction to sewing machine use and to basics and some advanced skills. I highly recommend this class

Class location

Hackney
7 Broadway Market, Hackney
E8 4PH
London

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Introduction to Using a Sewing Machine Class with Barley Massey : Full Day by Fabrications - crafts in London

About your host, Fabrications

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 Kevin McCloud's (Grand Designs) Green Heroes for her minimally-processed, up-cycled products, which "demonstrate a lightness of touch backed up by a rigorous approach".

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Notes

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

Requirements

Suitable for ages 8+ (if accompanied by an adult attendee)

Flexible cancellation policy

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

Introduction to Using a Sewing Machine Class with Barley Massey : Full Day
by Fabrications
6.5 hour class
£60 per person
6.5 hour class
from £60 per person