A class for absolute beginners and a fantastic course to get you on your way – learn how to thread and operate a sewing machine confidently. Take your samples home with you and have everything you need to refer to in the future. This is one of our favourite sessions as it’s like teaching someone to drive, as soon as you get it, you’re on your way. Scheduled classes are shown at the bottom of the page.
Class level- Total beginner / Refresher
What we will cover in this session
We aim to cover the list below, but depending on how many questions you may have we may not get a chance to cover everything – please let us know if there is something specific you really want help with before you leave which we haven’t covered.
How to thread the machine
How to wind on the bobbin and insert the bobbin
Stitching straight, curves and corners
ZigZag stitches and stretch stitches
Understanding tension and problem solving tension issues
Importance of a completing the stitch cycle
Importance of steering the fabric
Machine feet and how to use them
Have a go at creating seams a rolled hem and applique
Understanding which needles to use with different fabrics
What you need to bring with you
Nothing! All is provided, but if you have one you may wish to bring your own machine to get the best from the class