Ministry of Craft Learn to Sew in in a Day (ED2)

EXTRA DATES: Start by learning the basics, including how to thread a machine, fill a bobbin and sew a variety of stitches, useful for dressmaking and everyday projects...

Sessions: 1

Tutor: Alison Leese

Skill level: Beginner

Venue: Bamber Sewing Machines



If you have never used a sewing machine before (or if you haven’t used one for a while), then this is the workshop for you!

Based at Bamber Sewing Machines, you’ll find like-minded classmates; expert tutors and all the fabrics, trims, patterns and sewing tools you could wish for (plus sewing machines and overlockers for those wishing to invest heavier)! 

We have devised a whole day of sewing (with all the materials and trims provided), designed to give you all the skills you need to begin or progress your journey into the wonderful world of sewing. 

Start by learning the basics, including how to thread a machine, fill a bobbin and sew a variety of stitches, useful for dressmaking and everyday projects. Then learn how to use the seam guides and the reverse function and pivot to sew curves and corners. We’ll cover how to sew a seam and use zig-zag stitch to finish the raw edges, how to change feet and needles and explain the different ones. 

You’ll then use these skills to sew a handy tote bag. We’ll take you through how to sew seams, a hem and straps then how to create a base and sides to your bag. 

With this under your belt you’ll be ready to take on a zip. The final make of the day will be a lovely lined make-up bag, complete with zip, you can slip it in your tote bag and leave with two gorgeous makes and a new sewing addiction!

This workshop is suitable for complete beginners or for those looking to refresh their skills.

Ministry of Craft customers get 10% discount on the wide range of fabrics, haberdashery and sewing patterns at Bamber Sewing Machines and there are various discounts available on their sewing machines and overlockers. Discount codes and other offers from our other crafty friends will be emailed with your booking confirmation.

If the above date is not suitable or sold out, please have a look at our alternative datesor contact us with the course name and we will get in touch if a place becomes available or when the next date goes on sale. 

What to bring for Learn to Sew in a Day

All materials and equipment are supplied for this workshop and are included in the price (fabrics may vary from the ones pictured).

Our sponsors, Janome, supply computerised sewing machines (CLX301) and where required overlockers (6234XL). Unfortunately, it is not possible to bring in your own machines. You are, however, welcome to bring your manual, to help you apply the skills you learn to your own machine when you get home.

Tea and coffee will be available at the workshop and there will be a break to eat, so please bring along some lunch or pop out to a local cafe.

Bamber Sewing Machines Venue Information including directions and parking.


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