Beginners Sewing Day

Learn how to use a sewing machine and some basic sewing skills in this Beginners Sewing Day with Artisan Stitch.

Beginners Sewing Day

About Beginners Sewing Day

This Beginners Sewing Day will teach you how to use a sewing machine, and some basic sewing skills. And you’ll learn how to make a lined reversible tote bag.

What’s covered in the Beginners Sewing Day:

How to use a sewing machine safely and confidently
How to wind bobbins and thread up the machine
Understand the importance of correct thread tension
How to sew perfect straight lines, smooth curves and turn corners
How to take up a hem

Make a useful folding tote bag. (You will need to bring 0.5m each of two co-ordinating fabrics, one fabric for the outside and one for the inside, and matching thread. Please use craft cotton or poly/cotton.

This Beginners Sewing Day is an easy introduction to sewing. It provides the starting point to learn some foundation sewing techniques whether you want to progress into dressmaking, soft furnishing or craft projects. You’ll learn how to understand sewing machines, get experience of using different stitch types, learning about stitch lengths, widths and tensions. I’ll explain what the different presser feet are for and you’ll learn how to measure and cut fabric.

I’ve been sewing since I was a child and that’s a lot of years experience. During that time, I’ve made every mistake in the book. Now you can benefit from my mistakes and learn to sew like a pro.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Beginners Sewing Day are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Other Events at Artisan Stitch

Rags to Riches - Creative Textiles Workshop

Rags to Riches - Creative Textiles Workshop

25th January 2019
Find out how to use up all those fabric scraps and make them into unique new fabrics in this workshop with Artisan Stitch.
Applique Cushion

Applique Cushion

31st January 2019
Learn the craft of Applique, create a unique picture panel, then turn it into a lovely cushion in this workshop with Artisan Stitch on 31st January.
Scrappy Cushion Textile Upcycling Workshop

Scrappy Cushion Textile Upcycling Workshop

1st February 2019
Make your own unique fabric from scraps, then turn it into a lovely and totally unique new cushion in this workshop with Artisan Stitch.
Needlefelted Birds

Needlefelted Birds

8th February 2019
Learn the art of needlefelting in this relaxed craft class with Artisan Stitch on Friday 8th February.
Kids Introductory Sewing Class

Kids Introductory Sewing Class

13th February 2019
This Kids introductory sewing class is a 2-hour class for children aged 8-12. It will enable them to learn foundation sewing skills and it’s a perfect creative activity for school holidays.
Kids Sewing - Owl Toys

Kids Sewing - Owl Toys

14th February 2019
Owl toys are easy sewing projects for children aged 8-12 who have already have done an introductory sewing class to learn how to use a sewing machine.
Hand Embroidery for Children

Hand Embroidery for Children

14th February 2019
Book your child in for this lovely creative Hand Embroidery workshop during the February Holidays with Artisan Stitch!
Rags to Bags - Creative Textile Upcycling

Rags to Bags - Creative Textile Upcycling

21st February 2019
Come along to a unique and fun workshop with Artisan Stitch creating your own little evening bag from fabric scraps, the perfect ccessory to a wedding outfit, or for a special holiday night out.
Monoprinting for Stitch

Monoprinting for Stitch

22nd February 2019
Try this Monoprinting for Stitch fun workshop aimed at patchworkers, quilters and aspiring textile artists and crafters.
Cushion-making with Zips and Piping

Cushion-making with Zips and Piping

28th February 2019
Learn how to make professional looking cushions with zips and piping to match your furnishings and you'll never need to buy a cushion again.
Free-Motion Embroidery using Dissolving Fabrics

Free-Motion Embroidery using Dissolving Fabrics

1st March 2019
Artisan Stitch is holding a Free-Motion embroidery workshop using dissolving fabrics, an essential skill for quilters and textile artists.
Know Your Overlocker

Know Your Overlocker

2nd March 2019
This Know Your Overlocker workshop with Artisan Stitch will show you how versatile your overlocker can be.
Creative Machine Embellishing

Creative Machine Embellishing

8th March 2019
Learn how to use your embellishing machine in ways you've probably not explored yet at this creative machine embellishing workshop with Artisan Stitch.
Paper Fabric - Creative Mixed Media Workshop

Paper Fabric - Creative Mixed Media Workshop

22nd March 2019
Learn how to use paper and other non-conventional materials to create surfaces that you can stitch into, then use your stitched work to make a book or tablet cover.

Workshops Events you might like...

Upcycled Inner Tube Pouch Making Workshop on 19th January
Upcycled Inner Tube Pouch Making Workshop on 19th January
19th January 2019
The Edinburgh Remakery, Leith
Come and learn how to sew with bicycle inner tubes and make little zippy pouches in a variety of different sizes in this workshop with The Edinburgh Remakery!
Eco-Printed Fabric
Eco-Printed Fabric
19th January 2019
The Edinburgh Sewcial Club, Edinburgh East
Gather leaves and foliage to print directly onto garments or fabric using natural methods to extract the pigments from your chosen plants in this workshop with The Edinburgh Sewcial Club.
Introduction to Silver Clay Jewellery-Making
Introduction to Silver Clay Jewellery-Making
19th January 2019
The Arienas Collective, Edinburgh New Town
Using silver clay, learn how to make three different pieces of silver jewellery at this one-day workshop with The Arienas Collective.
Find Workshops events in Edinburgh

Arts and Crafts Events you might like...

Eco-Printed Fabric
Eco-Printed Fabric
19th January 2019
The Edinburgh Sewcial Club, Edinburgh East
Gather leaves and foliage to print directly onto garments or fabric using natural methods to extract the pigments from your chosen plants in this workshop with The Edinburgh Sewcial Club.
Upcycled Inner Tube Pouch Making Workshop on 19th January
Upcycled Inner Tube Pouch Making Workshop on 19th January
19th January 2019
The Edinburgh Remakery, Leith
Come and learn how to sew with bicycle inner tubes and make little zippy pouches in a variety of different sizes in this workshop with The Edinburgh Remakery!
Introduction to Silver Clay Jewellery-Making
Introduction to Silver Clay Jewellery-Making
19th January 2019
The Arienas Collective, Edinburgh New Town
Using silver clay, learn how to make three different pieces of silver jewellery at this one-day workshop with The Arienas Collective.
Find Arts and Crafts events in Edinburgh

Find other events in Edinburgh

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience
A dome spectacular at Dynamic Earth featuring the 1973 album 'The Dark Side of the Moon' in explosive surround sound.
Les Misérables
After nearly a decade since the last sell-out UK tour, Les Misérables will play Edinburgh Festival Theatre in 2019.
Burns Ceilidh
Come along and enjoy a Burns Ceilidh with Edinburgh Ceilidhs on 25th or 26th January at Lauriston Hall!
Rabbie Burns Experience at the Ghillie Dhu
Join us in our stunning Auditorium at the Ghillie Dhu for our Rabbie Burns Experience, where you'll enjoy a delicious 4 course meal with live Scottish folk music followed by a live ceilidh band.
Confetti and Chaos
Confetti and Chaos, the 5-star all-in-one dining experience that has fun and mayhem bursting from the seams of a wedding dress, is returning to Edinburgh Fringe!

Advertise With Us

Advertise With Us

Looking to reach new customers? We offer a variety of advertising options with prices starting from just £30 per month!

Click here to find out more »