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Sewing Machine Class - Learn How To Use A Sewing Machine

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Fashion antidote - a small independently owned fashion school and studio based in East London just off Brick Lane.

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All abilities are welcome for this introductory sewing class, just off Brick Lane. Whether you’re keen to buy a new sewing machine, or yours has grown a little more dust than ideal, Fashion Antidote has the perfect class for you!

Did you know?

When Elias Howe invented the modern sewing machine, he enabled machinists to sew in just one hour what had previously taken them fourteen and a half!

In this class

During this class your instructor will begin by showing you what all the different parts of the machine do.

Once you’re feeling confident finding your way around you’ll start with the basics, including choosing the correct needles and threads, how to wind the bobbin, the correct way to thread the machine and also how to adjust the tension. Set-up complete, it’s time to sew!

Starting with basic stitches, your instructor will make sure you have got the hang of it before you move on to making an open and closed seam. To finish off you’ll cover some of the trickiest sewing techniques, but don’t panic - your instructor will show you how it’s done, step by step. By the end of the session you’ll have mastered finishing off raw edges, sewing edge and top stitches as well as curves and corners.

Now you can

  • adjust those clothes that don’t fit quite right
  • move on to a more advanced course to further your sewing development
  • repair rips in trousers that fell victim to your latest knee-slide/splits attempt


You don’t need to bring anything to the class, we will provide the machines and all materials, so you just need to turn up and get stuck in! However, if you have your own sewing machine and want to bring it along then feel free!

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This class is limited to 10 people to sign up early to avoid disappointment!

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Mon 10 Jul, 10:30am - 1:30pm
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Sat 15 Jul, 10:30am - 1:30pm
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Mon 7 Aug, 10:30am - 1:30pm
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Fashion antidote - a small independently owned fashion school and studio based in East London just off Brick Lane.

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Fashion Antidote is a small independently owned fashion school and studio based in East London just off Brick Lane.

Fashion Antidote brings a fresh alternative to Fashion education. Its emphasis is on teaching top fashion and fashion related subjects, specialising in technical and creative skills as well courses and workshops on fashion business and how to set up your own company. Unlike many other schools, its classes are small and informal and offer lots of 1-to-1 support to help build up your confidence. All levels are catered for whether you are an absolute beginner or a fashion professional - they have courses for you.

Running on week days, evenings and weekends, courses are both affordable and flexible. Quality tuition comes from highly experienced tutors from academic or fashion industry backgrounds who work with leading fashion names, have their own labels and teach at much bigger well known colleges and universities in and around London.

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Just off Brick Lane with its vibrant mix of restaurants, galleries, vintage stores, fabric shops and minutes away from Spitalfield’s market.


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