I travel to your London home* to teach you the confidence to use your sewing machine in a fun and informal way.
You will need access to your own sewing machine.
You will learn the following:
- Threading your machine with confidence.
- Sewing in a straight line using various stitches.
- Fabric properties appropriate to the task.
- Short cuts to sewing.
- Troubleshooting common machine 'issues'.
- how to make a tote bag/cushion cover
Dispel any worries you have about using a sewing machine. Once you start, you won't want to stop!
If you have a sewing experience and want to learn something more specific such as how to read a pattern or how to insert a zip, etc: I can help you with that too. I can 'tailor' (sorry) your class to your sewing needs. Just let me know when we connect.
Who am I? My name is Karen Arthur. I am a fashion designer and sewing tutor with @ReddskinUK have over 40 years sewing experience and almost 30 years teaching children and adults. I have experience running my own workshops in Galleries and schools and have taught regularly at the Knitting and Stitching Show, the largest craft exhibition in Europe.
You can find me on my website www.reddskin.co.uk or pop over to Facebook @ReddskinUK, Instagram @TheKarenArthur to find out my latest shenanigans.
I look forward to hearing from you!
*travel outside zone 3 will involve billable travel expenses.
Did you know?
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
About your host, Reddskin UK
Does your sewing machine scare you?
Do you wish that you could make clothes and save a bit of money?
Perhaps you have a few sewing skills but lack the confidence or you have a sewing project in mind and need a friendly, knowledge guiding hand?
Maybe you have a creative, energetic fashionistas who would like to unleash their inner Versace?
Reddskin UK founder, Karen Arthur, has an impressive forty years of practical sewing knowledge. She is a current DBS holder, qualified to teach students of all ages, with thirty years experience tutoring children and adults in schools and colleges. Her private sewing classes are not only a fun, informal way to learn, with sewing tips you would expect from a seasoned practitioner, they are also excellent value for money.
We will discuss these beforehand as some aren't essential...but basically you will need: - A working sewing machine. -spare machine needles. - A table (dining table is fine) to cut fabric on. - 1 metre of medium weight, non -stretchy fabric. Cotton is fine. - matching or contrast thread. - iron - ironing board. - dressmaking pins* - fabric scissors* - thread scissors.* - tape measure* * I am happy to bring my own to use but if you wish to continue with further projects its always best to have these at your disposal. Pubic transport travel expenses outside zone 3 are a small extra cost.
All 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.