Beginners Intensive Sewing Course - Summer School

The Beginners intensive sewing course for adults will teach you all the foundation skills to launch you into the world of sewing.

Beginners Intensive Sewing Course - Summer School

About Beginners Intensive Sewing Course - Summer School

It is a good starting point to learn expert sewing techniques whether you want to progress into dressmaking, soft furnishing or craft projects.

Course Description:
Starting at the very beginning with how to use a sewing machine, each session expands on the skills learnt in the previous one, building your knowledge, technical ability and confidence over the three days (18 hours in total). You’ll learn how to understand sewing machines and be competent and confident in using one. I’ll explain what the different presser feet are for and you’ll learn how to handle, measure and cut a variety of fabrics, interfacing, interlining, and tackle common fastenings such as buttons, zips and velcro.

The course is composed of a series of tutorials, each followed by a lovely project. So you can practise the skills learnt in that session.

While other providers are packing in up to 12 people per course, Artisan Stitch has a maximum of 5 places per course. Not only does this enable me to make your tuition more personal and individual, it’s also far safer too! The most exclusive sewing courses available!

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 – then learned how to avoid them. Now you can benefit from my mistakes and learn to sew like a pro as I share my expert tips. I wish I’d known all this stuff when I started to sew.

Artisan Stitch won a Certificate of Excellence in January 2019 and is rated ‘Best sewing classes in Edinburgh’. They won a UK Enterprise award for Best sewing classes 2020, and the Best Private Sewing Education & Training Provider in 2021.

Who is this aimed at?
Absolute Beginners (if you’ve never used a sewing machine before)
Novice sewists (if you’ve recently learned and would like to fill in some gaps and learn a bit more)
Lapsed sewists (as a refresher course if you haven’t sewn for a while)
(Adults only – children’s classes are listed in the ‘Kids’ section of the website

What will I learn?
How to use a sewing machine safely and confidently
How to wind bobbins and how to thread a sewing machine
how to sew perfect straight lines, smooth curves and turn corners
understand the importance of correct thread tension
different stitch types, lengths and widths
learn different seam types and when to use them
how to deal with raw edges
how to take up hems
make machined buttonholes and sew on buttons
how to sew in a zip
four great sewing projects to practice your new skills:
-a tote bag,
-An envelope cushion with buttons
-padded I-pad/tablet cover
-a zipped make-up bag

Course arrangements:
Sewing machines are provided or you can bring your own if you have one.
Meals, travel and accommodation are not included.

Similar events you might like...

Print Your Own Silk Scarf or Tie

Print Your Own Silk Scarf or Tie

Selected dates between 14th August 2021 - 13th November 2021

This four hour, short printing course knows no bounds and only cares about you creating something special and going home with something beautifully wearable.
Read more

Blendworks Gin Blending Session

Blendworks Gin Blending Session

Selected dates between 28th August 2021 - 25th September 2021

Ready, steady, stir! Come and join us and an expert in the spectacular Heights Suite of our Apex Grassmarket Hotel for an Eden Mill Blendworks Gin experience!
Read more

Ocean Terminal Market

Ocean Terminal Market

Selected dates between 4th September 2021 - 19th December 2021

Ocean Terminal Market is a fantastic and fun weekend market has a great range of arts, crafts, food and drinks!
Read more

Macramé Workshop

Macramé Workshop

Selected dates between 12th September 2021 - 26th September 2021

Spend a relaxing afternoon in the studio learning fun and addictive macramé techniques as you knot your own plant hanger at this workshop run by The Edinburgh Sewcial Club!
Read more

Newhailes Market

Newhailes Market

Selected dates between 18th September 2021 - 19th December 2021

Come along to Newhailes monthly market where you'll find a fine selection of handmade goods; from jams and chutneys to pies and candles!
Read more

Friday Evening Gong Yoga Nidra Relaxation

Friday Evening Gong Yoga Nidra Relaxation

Selected dates between 24th September 2021 - 28th January 2022
Dirleton

Just relax and let the Gongs take you where you need to go at Jo's monthly Yogic Gong Relaxation classes at Fletcher's Cottage, Dirlington!
Read more

Family Event: Poetic Neon Signs

Family Event: Poetic Neon Signs

25th September 2021

Inspired by maritime themes in our Ian Hamilton Finlay exhibition, Create your own poetic neon sign using paint!
Read more

Text Artworks

Text Artworks

25th September 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Create your own text artwork with artist Hannah Nugent, inspired by our ‘Marine: Ian Hamilton Finlay’ exhibition.
Read more

Self-Defence Edinburgh and a speical chapter for women

Self-Defence Edinburgh and a speical chapter for women

25th September 2021
Edinburgh South

Learn to defend yourself at this self-defence class run by by Dr Yann Aodrenn on Saturday 25th September!
Read more

Find other events in Edinburgh

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

Doors Open Days - Edinburgh
Scotland's annual Doors Open Days festival gives you free access to lots of fascinating buildings across Edinburgh! This year's event will be held on September 25th & 26th!
The Rum Festival Edinburgh
It's back! The UK's first travelling Rum Festival is back in Edinburgh for a fourth year! Catch it on the 24th & 25th of September!
A Play, A Pie and A Pint
A popular feature of the Traverse programme, A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Òran Mór returns with three plays. Ticket includes a pie and a drink.
Edinburgh Corn Exchange Car Boot Sale Market
Edinburgh Corn Exchange Car Boot Sale Market is open but with strict rules and guidelines. Come and join us for some bargains and for sellers to have a clearout!
Fore Play Crazy Golf
Fore! The Fore Play Crazy Golf team have launched another cracking venue to eat, drink, play and up your selfie game in the heart of the Capital!

Popular Venues

Edinburgh Playhouse Festival Theatre Edinburgh Kings Theatre Edinburgh National Museum of Scotland Traverse Theatre