Workshops Kids & Families Family Sewing Day

Family Sewing Day
Wednesday 31 July 2024 10:00am - 4:00pm
St Margaret's House
Teacher: Jen Skedd
Suitable for: Adults & children aged 8-15
Price: £80 per couple (1 adult, 1 child)
Location: Artisan Stitch, 6.03A (6th floor)

This Family sewing day for adults and children will teach you how to use a sewing machine and learn some basic sewing skills.  Then there’s a lovely project to sew to practise your new skills. Please book 1 place per pair (1 adult & 1 child aged 8-15.

I learned to sew around the age of 7, on my mum’s Singer machine (it would now be referred to as a ‘vintage’ Singer). Some of my happiest memories are those evenings I spent sewing with Mum.  I’d love to get families participating in crafts together again, and forming family bonds. This easy upcycling project will show you the value in existing fabrics harvested from used clothing.

What’s included:

  • How to use a sewing machine safely and confidently
  • Practice sewing straight lines, curves and corners
  • Make a handy folding ‘tote’ bag for school books or sports kit.
  • Sewing machines, and equipment  provided (but you can bring your own if you have any)
  • I am insured and hold a PVG (Disclosure Scotland) certificate

Sewing is a fantastic activity for children.  It assists in developing good hand/eye co-ordination, manual dexterity, stimulates the creative imagination and aids in project planning. It gives a sense of achievement and self-worth.   I believe that it’s such an important life skill that all children should learn  – girls and boys. However, they’re going to need ongoing support at home, not least supervision whilst using a machine. But sewing alongside Mum or Dad is even more fun. The Family sewing day will let you learn crafting skills together.

Artisan Stitch holds a Certificate of Excellence is rated ‘Best sewing classes in Edinburgh’.  A UK Enterprise award followed for Best Sewing Classes 2020 and Best Private Sewing Education and Tuition in 2021. Further Scottish Prestige awards have followed each year from Corporate Livewire to establish Artisan Stitch as the premier sewing educator in Scotland.

Artisan Stitch is the only course provider in Edinburgh and one of only two in Scotland, that is recommended by Queen Margaret University.

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

Level:  Beginners

Early booking is essential.  Please click to book.  For enquiries, 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