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Beginners Sewing machine Skills Full day course £65


Sewing Machine Basics workshop
Saturday 20th may 10am - 4pm

Join our new sewing tutor, Bridget, for a day learning how to use your sewing machine and make a simple cushion.

Along the way you will learn the basic skills to help you understand your machine and create your sewing projects, including:

- Equipment
- Basic machine maintenance including machine needles!
- Machine driving test!
- Threading; tension
- Machine plate markings and needle positions
- Decorative stitches
- Seams and neatening
- Curves and corners - reducing bulk
- Machine feet - blind hemming; zipper and buttonholes

There will be a folder with information sheets and sample making fabrics - all included in price.

You will need to bring your sewing machine; fabric(s) for your cushion and accessories (buttons etc); sewing equipment. During the day you will practice new skills and make samples then put skills learned into producing a cushion cover!

Refreshments will be provided, but please bring along a packed lunch.

The workshop is with Bridget Goodhead. Bridget is a retired teacher. For many years she taught Design Technology and for 15 years, also taught nightschool, where the ladies did a variety of needlecrafts from dressmaking to machine knitting, embroidery and macrame (to name a few!)