It is a good starting point to learn expert sewing techniques whether you want to progress into dressmaking, soft furnishing or craft projects.
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
Sewing machines are provided or you can bring your own if you have one.
Meals, travel and accommodation are not included.
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