Sewing 101: The basics for beginners

Sewing is a seriously handy skill to have. Need to repair a tear in your clothes? No sweat. Want to fix a seam? No problemo. Maybe you eventually want to make your own clothing one day - your journey starts here!

In this three hour workshop you'll be given a full introduction to your sewing machine, so you'll feel confident using it in no time.

You will learn:

  • How to thread a sewing machine
  • Basic machine safety
  • The different parts of a sewing machine
  • How to use different stitches
  • How to make an envelope cushion cover

This experience is aimed at beginners or those who want to reacquaint themselves with their sewing machine. Your lovely host will give you all the encouragement you need to get this show on the road!

Age restrictions: 16+

Adult £45

What people are saying

Stephanie MacNeill
Jul 2022

I had a great time and would do another course with them any time.

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May 2022

Absolutely perfect for absolute beginners like myself who have no idea where to start when it com...

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How to get there


  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible

COVID-19 guidelines

  • Your host asks for guests to complete a lateral flow test before attending
  • Face coverings are required throughout

On the day

  • You will need to bring: a piece of light to medium weight fabric for your cushion (50 cm x 112cm) or you can purchase this on the day
  • Your host will supply: the cushion insert, refreshments and use of sewing machines and equipment

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 30 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 30 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

You'll be hosted by

Sarah McKenna (She/Her)

Sarah is the owner of Like Sew Amazing and is an experienced dressmaker who is passionate about teaching others the joy of sewing and crafting!

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