How to Use a Sewing machine

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Date(s) - 06/01/2024
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Old Veterinary Surgery


A photo of a sewing machine with some gingham fabricA 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

Understanding tension and problem solving tension issues

Importance of a completing the stitch cycle


Importance of steering the fabric

Basic machine feet and when to use them

Have a go at creating seams and hems

Understanding which needles to use with different fabrics

Basic troubleshooting

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


Sorry we cannot take bookings once a class has started.

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