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Beginners sewing lessons are small groups where students will gain confidence in their sewing skills, both hand and machine. I am looking forward in passing on my creative ideas and experience and hope to give students a passion for making. I have a degree in textile design, and have spent 2 years as a textile technician in a secondary school and have qualified as a DT teacher, specialising in textiles.

In my experience of secondary schools, pupils are not getting enough practical experience so it is difficult for pupils to gain confidence in sewing as textiles in the curriculum can often be squeezed and the sewing machines at schools can be few and in poor condition.


In these beginner classes students will design and make a pencil case and cushion and learn:

How to cut and pin fabric using a simple pattern

How to thread the machine and wind a bobbin

How to sew straight seams and how to finish them

How to select the right sewing stitches

How to insert a regular zip


           Spring Term Classes available


           Beginners Sewing (ages 9-16 years)               Tues   5-6 .00 p.m.

           Beginners Sewing (adults)                                Thurs 1.15 - 2.45 p.m.


                                                                           Course fee £90.00      6 Lessons

                                                                            Lessons start w/c 8th Jan 2017


            For one off workshops, please join my mailing list and check


            One off projects with friends (and wine)!             £20 per session


Booking and fees need to be paid before the class commences. The classes are small, friendly and relaxing and take place at my home in Carshalton Beeches SM5.


Introduction to Sewing

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Sewing classes in small groups where you  will make

friends, learn a new skill and make something fab!