Machine Sewing for Beginners

By Judith
 on June 18, 2018

During the 5 Wednesday evenings in August I will be running my 'Machine Sewing for Beginners' Course.


Machine Sewing for Beginners Class May13


I have run this course many times in the past, and it has always proven popular. The course is designed for folks who want to learn how to use a sewing machine, or refresh their machine sewing skills from long ago!


Here's a run down of the topics we cover:


Week 1:

  • threading the machine
  • filling a bobbin
  • understanding the various buttons, dials & stitches
  • practising the different stitches




Week 2:

  • understanding tension & troubleshooting
  • how to change needles and feet
  • understanding uses of different feet
  • sewing control skills



Week 3:

  • understanding fabric (warp, weft, bias)
  • measuring & cutting fabric
  • seams (1/4”; 3/8”; 5/8”, overlocking; french)




Weeks 4-5:

  • Project: Single skein cushion cover with a zippered back


Single Skein Zippered Cushion Cover


Extra Info:

  • Cost: £45 (includes a non-refundable deposit of £20)
  • Course in Conway Mill (2nd Floor), Conway Street, Belfast, 6.30pm-8.30pm
  • Disabled Parking and Access available
  • Places are limited so book early
  • Limited number of machines available to hire (pre-booking required)
  • Full list of materials/requirements emailed in July


So if you fancy learning a new skill, or brushing up on an old one, just drop me an email to  Classes are fun and relaxed!


Happy sewing!


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