A SHORT COURSE
I run three Sew Basic Courses a year. They start in February, June & October.
They all run on Thursday mornings for five weeks.
The Basic Course is not just for complete beginners, but also for those wanting to refresh their knowledge or for someone looking to improve their technique. On the Sew Basic course we learn all the essential techniques needed to make simple items in a way that is inspiring and fun. Rather than making something specific, the emphasis is on really understanding the techniques and how to use a sewing machine so that you will feel confident to have a go at a variety of things once the course is finished. There are five classes in total, and each one lasts two and a half hours.
Sewing Machines and everything else is provided or you can bring your own machine.
You will get to know your machine and learn all the basic techniques needed to create simple items.
You will receive a sample book of all the various techniques we learn.
I will give you lots of top tips and individual attention.
Once you have completed the Sew Basic course, private tuition costs just £30 per hour or you have the possibility of joining SEW CLUB. There is also the option to book a SEW DAY.
Techniques Covered: Threading up, tension, seams, seam finishing, enclosed seams, top stitching, hems, bias binding, facings, bagging out, darts, piping, gathering, buttonholes, and a basic zip.
IF YOU CAN’T COMMIT TO A COURSE THAT RUNS WEEKLY, YOU NOW HAVE THE OPTION TO BOOK…
SEW BASIC INTENSIVE – A ONE-DAY COURSE – £80.00
This is a very condensed version of the Sew Basic Course, which will run intermittently, so please have a look at the BOOKINGS page for dates.
It’ll be a long day, starting at 9.30am and finishing at 5.30pm with a one-hour break for lunch. There is a Waitrose and several cafés just 2 minutes walk away if you want to stretch your legs!
Everything is provided, including the Sewing Machines, but you can bring your own machine to learn on if you’d prefer.
On this one-day course you will learn a variety of essential techniques. Rather than making something specific, the emphasis is on really understanding the techniques you have learnt and how to use a sewing machine to get the best finish possible. Once the course is finished you should feel confident to have a go at a variety of things. Please bear in mind that as this is an intensive day, it may move too fast for a complete beginner... unless you are a very confident learner. A little bit of past experience could be helpful.
TECHNIQUES COVERED: THREADING UP, TENSION, SEAMS, TOP STITCHING, HEMS, BIAS BINDING, DARTS, BUTTONHOLES, AND A BASIC ZIP.
Once you have completed the Sew Basic Intensive Course, private tuition costs just £30 per hour or you have the possibility of joining SEW CLUB. There is also the option to book a SEW DAY.