Workshops Crafts Beginners Sewing Day

Beginners Sewing Day
Friday 17 June 2022 10:00am - 4:00pm
St Margaret's House
Teacher: Jen Skedd
Suitable for: adults. Complete Beginners
Price: £70 (Fabric pack £5)
Location: Studio 6.03A St Margaret's House, 151 London Road

Beginners Sewing Day

Learn how to use a sewing machine and make an easy sewing project in just a few hours.

Beginners sewing day – course description

This fun class is a quick and easy introduction to sewing. It provides the starting point to learn some foundation 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,  learn about stitch lengths, widths and tensions. I’ll explain what some of the different presser feet are for and you’ll learn how to measure and cut fabric.

Then there’s an easy sewing project to make so you can practice your new skills. You can make your choice of either a lined reversible tote bag or a patchwork cushion.

Who is this aimed at?

Adult Beginners (if you’ve not used a sewing machine before). Accompanied children of 12 years and upwards.

What will I learn?

  • How to use a sewing machine safely and confidently
  • How to wind bobbins and thread up the machine
  • Understand the importance of correct thread tension
  • How to sew perfect straight lines, smooth curves and turn corners
  • How to take up a hem
  • Make a lovely Christmas stocking to hang up. Who knows: Santa may fill it with sewing goodies for you. (You will need to bring your choice of fabric. I’ll tell you what you’ll need when you book)

Duration: 10am-4pm (There will be a break for lunch)

This event is run by Artisan Stitch who hold a Certificate of Excellence and are rated  Best Sewing Classes Edinburgh 2019.  They have recently won the UK Enterprise award for Best Sewing Classes 2020. Artisan Stitch is the only course provider in Edinburgh, and one of only two in Scotland, who are recommended by Queen Margaret for sewing tuition.

Places are limited. Book here.

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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