Events - 16 Apr 20

POSTPONED Kids Introductory Sewing Class

Thursday 16 April
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Kids introductory sewing class will teach your child how to use a sewing machine. Completion of this class is essential before moving on to any of the other sewing classes for children.

At age 8-12, children have the mental capacity to learn the basic concepts and sufficient manual dexterity to operate a sewing machine. It’s actually the perfect age at which to learn. Sewing is an ideal creative activity for children. It develops their manual dexterity, hand/eye co-ordination, and encourages focus and concentration. Completing a sewing project from start to finish fosters a sense of accomplishment that can boost a child’s morale and self-confidence. And it’s really great fun! Plus it gives them a huge sense of achievement and self-worth.

In the Kids sewing class, numbers are limited so each child receive lots of attention and be carefully supervised.

Who is this aimed at?
Beginners aged 8-12. They must be able to place their feet flat on the floor when sitting in a chair that’s 45cm high. If they cannot, then they will not have full control of the sewing machine and for their own safety, will not be able to take the class.

What will my child learn?
How to use a sewing machine safely and confidently
Practice sewing straight lines, curves and corners
Foundations sewing skills to enable them to progress to the Kids Sewing Course or any of the other sewing classes.

Course arrangements
Sewing machines, equipment and fabrics provided
I am insured and hold a PVG (Disclosure Scotland) certificate

Artisan Stitch has won a Certificate of excellence and is rated ‘Best sewing classes in Edinburgh.

Must be pre-booked at

For info, contact or 0773 939 7369.

POSTPONED Paper Collage Book Cover

Thursday 16 April
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This Paper Collage Book cover is a cross-over between an art and a sewing class to introduce children to mixed media textiles.

This is an ideal class for children between 8 and 12 years and encourages upcycling of paper for new uses.

What’s involved?

  • how to upcycle newspapers and magazines that would normally be thrown away
  • using paint to add a personal colour palette
  • stitching the paper collage to add texture and interest
  • making into a book cover, a phone or tablet case.

All materials are provided.  The child should bring a book about A5 or A6 size – this can be a notebook, a novel, a school text book or jotter. Children should already be able to use a sewing machine confidently.  If they can’t, then they can take my Kids Introductory sewing class.

This class must be pre-booked at: https// For information or enquiries, contact or 0773 939 7369

Tutor Jen Skedd is a lifelong sewist since age 7, and a degree-trained Textile Artist/Designer. Artisan Stitch has won a Certificate of Excellence and is rated Best sewing classes in Edinburgh.