Get to know your sewing machine

Get to know your sewing machine

Regular price £24.50
Tax included.

Date and Time

Due to Plymouth being in Tier 3 Covid restrictions all of our workshops are currently on hold until further notice.

If you would like to be placed on a waiting list for a particular course please pop us an email.

We are tentatively putting a few workshop dates out there to see how popular they are, please see the current workshops offered Here.

This workshop aims to help you get to know your sewing machine. It introduces the fundamental parts of your machine and its standard settings plus tips on basic maintenance and needle types.

This workshop aims to

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



What you will need

A sewing machine – We have a limited number of machines you can borrow if you do not have your own.

Your machine’s instruction booklet, where available.

Course leader



Beginners and refreshers


Two hours

Any other question please either email us or call o1752 600130

Please note this workshop will held at our new pop up workshop space at Ocean Studios in Royal William Yard. Take a look at our about us page for more info. We will email you details of best places to park and where to go with your confirmation email once you are booked on.

We need a minimum of 5 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.


 “I could use my sewing machine at a very basic level but hadn’t ever really learnt how to use it properly. I learnt about cleaning it, how often to change a needle… how it actually works! I feel a lot more confident to take on some more adventurous projects now that I have realised how easy it is to do things like darts and gathering! Although there were people of varying abilities the course tutor was really good at splitting out her time to help each of us – even though we all had completely different sewing machines!” Laura November 2015


Why choose us?

A small business giving the best customer service


Thank you so much for my necklace and earrings. My sons were quite bemused that a vendor knew me by name and your personal touch made us all feel good. So much nicer than the faceless Amazon or even the posh mens clothing stores that I frequented (virtually) over Christmas.

I love the necklace and earrings - you were right they do match and I will share your site with friends

Esther Jan 2021

Myself and my daughter came in to choose a pattern to get us back into sewing again. Lizzy was so helpful, talking us through all of the patterns she has and what fabrics would suit the pattern and our skill level. We are so exicited to get started and thats thanks to Lizzy's patience and help in the shop. We can't wait to come on one of your workshops.

Lorna & Katie Sept 2020