Beginners Sewing Course Autumn

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  • Regular price £35.00

We are taking a £35 deposit for this course with the final payment due 4 days before the course starts. The full cost of this class is £100.00 so the second payment will be for £65.

We are excited to welcome you back to Make at 140 Workshops.

The beginners sewing courses will currently be run over 2 days together, either during the week or a weekend. We have a detailed Covid Policy with details of how the workshop will be run so please do take a look.

Do you have a sewing machine hidden in a cupboard that you want to learn all about? Or do you have a need to learn to sew but don’t even have a sewing machine yet? We can help. 

Our beginners sewing course is designed for people who have never used a sewing machine before or for those who need a good refresher after having been away from it for a long time. 

From the first steps of threading your machine to sewing your first garment. Over the 11 hour course you will be given step by step tuition learning all about your sewing machine, sewing a tote bag and finally sewing your own top.


What you will learn: 

Introduce parts of your machine

Show how to thread the machine and bobbin

Sew straight stitch and zig zag stitch/Look at thread tension and problems

Look at machine accessories, ie feet, needles, cleaning equipment and oil

Sewing in a straight line

Sewing and finishing seams

The basics of bag making

Measuring and choosing the right size for you

Assembling a pattern

Pattern Marking

Cutting out the fabric according to the pattern

Seam techniques

Attaching a facing 


What you will need:

Sewing machine threaded and working (if you require to use one of our machines you will to advise us during booking as we have a limited amount of machines available) Please note we do not have any sewing machines available for these dates

Sewing kit

Fabric and notions for your bag and top pattern size and length – a detailed tick list will be sent to you once you have booked on the course with full details. We will gudie you and give oyu all the info when you book. 





Duration: 11 hours 

Tutor :



or Lizzy 

Cost - We are currently taking a £35 deposit on this workshop with the final payment due 4 days before the class. We will contact you and ask you to pay via bank transfer for the final balance. 

Please note we try to calculate how long a workshop will be and plan to finish each garment in the allocated time but this isn’t always possible, If you are unable to finish in the workshop time we will make sure you are confident with your garment to be finished at home.

We need a minimum of 4 people for this workshop go ahead, if this number isn’t achieved by one week before we will be contacting you with an alterative date, if you are unable to re-schedule we offer a full refund. Why not see if a friend wants to join you and get 10% off both your workshops when booked together.