Machine Sewing - Taster Evening

About the course

Have you inherited or been given a sewing machine and would love to try your hand at sewing? Then this course is for you.

For the first half hour you will be shown how to set up your machine ready for sewing, for the remainder of the course you will make a simple shopping bag with a front pocket.

Skills you will learn

How to sew straight seams

How to attach a pocket

How to make a buttonhole

How to attach bias binding onto a seam

How to topstitch

Special Requirements

Sewing machine and instruction manual

Dressmaking scissors

1m of heavy duty fabric or look for an old curtain in a charity shop Or 60cm (3/4yd ) of main fabric + 30cm (3/8yd) of contrasting fabric for pocket

Matching thread

Dressmakers pattern paper to make template (burda)

1.5m of 18mm (3/4 “) bias binding to neaten seams

Tutor will provide

Strips of interfacing


Pencils and rulers

Everyday hand sewing needles

General scissors

General scissors

Please note - we now have 4 machines available on a first come first serve basis.