Workshops Arts Beginners Sewing Course

Beginners Sewing Course
Wednesday 8 June - Wednesday 29 June 2022 6:30pm - 8:30pm
St Margaret's House
Teacher: Jen Skedd
Suitable for: Adults. Absolute beginners, or as a refresher is you're rusty
Price: £95
Location: Studio 6.03A St Margaret's House,

A 4-part Beginners’ sewing course. Learn to use a sewing machine safely and confidently and sew like a pro within weeks! This also makes a perfect refresher if you haven’t sewn for a while.

This course will teach you expert sewing techniques whether you want to progress into dressmaking, soft furnishing or craft projects. You’ll learn how to understand sewing machines, get experience of using different stitch types, learning about stitch lengths, widths and tensions. I’ll explain what the different presser feet are for and you’ll learn how to measure and cut fabric. This course duration is 8 hours.

I learned to sew as a child and since then, I’ve made every mistake in the book. So fast-track your sewing journey as you benefit from my mistakes and learn to sew like a pro as I share my expert tips. I wish I’d known all this stuff when I started to sew.

Artisan Stitch won a certificate of Excellence in January 2019 and is rated ‘Best sewing classes in Edinburgh’. They also won:

  • The UK Enterprise Award for Best Sewing Classes 2020
  • Best Private Sewing Education and Tuition award 2021
  • Most Outstanding Sewing Classes 2021/22
  • The only course provider in Edinburgh and one of only two in Scotland, that are recommended for sewing instruction by Queen Margaret University.

Who is this aimed at?
Absolute Beginners (if you’ve never used a sewing machine)
Novice sewists (if you’ve just recently learned but would like to know a bit more)
Lapsed Sewists (as a refresher if you’ve not sewn for a while and are a bit rusty).

What will I learn?
How to use a sewing machine safely and confidently
How to wind bobbins and how to thread a sewing machine
Understand the mysteries of correct thread tension
How to sew perfect straight lines, smooth curves and turn corners
Learn three different seam types and when to use them
How to take up a hem
Make machined buttonholes and how to sew in a zip
Make a lovely craft project to gain experience measuring, cutting and sewing fabric.
Choose to make either

a lined reversible tote bag,
I-pad/tablet cover,
or a zipped make-up bag,

If you can’t choose which to make and would like to make all three, then look for ‘Beginners sewing course XL‘ also by Artisan Stitch. It’s a 6-week evening course (total: 12 hours). This extra practice time makes so much difference to your sewing skills and confidence. Or when you’ve completed the 4 or 6-week class, perhaps you’d like to return for the Improvers sewing course where you can make more lovely craft projects for further sewing practice, or try your hand at Dressmaking.

Strictly limited places.  Early booking essential here
For further information, contact


Location details

St. Margaret’s House – Sixth Floor
St. Margaret’s House, 151 London Road
Edinburgh EH7 6AE

How to find St Margaret’s House