Sewing School - Introduction to Sewing Course (5 Weeks)

Product Code: SC-101
Availability: 4
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Price: £185.00



Complete 5 projects in 5 weeks!

This course has been designed with the absolute beginner in mind.  We cover the basics of using a sewing machine, sewing straight lines and curves, darts, bias tape making, interfacings, seam finishes, top stitching, sewing pockets and even tackle zips!

We provide everything you need (including a choice of fabrics from across the store for each project), if you have your own sewing machine we recommend bringing it with you, as there is nothing like learning on your own, but if you don't, you can use one of ours.

Week 1

  • The basics, choosing and inserting your needle, winding your bobbin and choosing your thread.
  • The most popular stitches and where to use them.
  • You start your own bunting and envelope style cushion cover to take home!

Week 2

  • We will make a curvy reversible bag, introducing sewing around curves, hiding seams and top stitching.

Week 3-4

  • We will be making half aprons (they are ones that start at the waist!) with pockets, using bias tape.  
  • Skills covered will include making and sewing with bias tape, gathering and adding pockets.

Week 4

  • We will finish your aprons. 
  • Skills covered will include sewing with zips, choosing and sewing with interfacing.

Week 5

We will make zipper pouches and finish your bunting.  If you have already finished your projects you can bring along a project of your own, or make one of the earlier projects again - cementing your learning.


Book additional courses/workshops within 6 months of the start of your course and save 10%.

Save money on sewing kit essentials including cutting mats, scissors, rotary cutters, needles and cotton - special price list will be sent out with your joining instructions and items will be available throughout the course, so you really can try before your buy!


WHO:  Classes are kept to a maximum of 4 people, if you have your own sewing machine you are encouraged to bring it, there is nothing like learning on your own machine, but you can use one of ours.  You need no prior experience, just lots of enthusiasm!

WHAT: Over 5 weeks you will make a range of projects, each designed to build your skill base, from basic stitches to choosing and using interfacing, making and sewing with bias tape and sewing with zips.

WHERE: Courses are held in Duckington, just outside of Witney.  There is on-site parking and no stairs to navigate.

WHEN: Available dates are shown above - If you can't make it to the dates shown, why not consider signing up for a one to one or many course - click here to find out more.


Payment is required at the point of booking your place on one of our workshops or sewing courses.

In you need to cancel up to 3 weeks before the start of the class,we will offer you the choice of transferring to another date, or a refund minus a £15 cancellation fee (if we manage to sell the place this reduces to £5).

If you need to cancel within 3 weeks of the start date, we are sorry but we cannot offer you a refund or transfer.  With less than 3 week's notice it is difficult for us to fill places and it isn't fair on other people who would have liked a place, had they had more notice. We can put you on a reserve list for a future date, and if we still have spaces 3 weeks before the start of a course, we will slot you in at no additional cost.

If you are unable to attend one of the sessions, for any reason, then you can choose to complete the missed work at home, by coming earlier to future sessions, or by booking a 'catchup session' - catchup sessions are mixed sessions run a minimum of 4 times a year, where people who missed part of a course that was more than a single session long, can bring their project and complete their work - the cost for a place on a catchup session is £25 per person.


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us - email call 01993 700411, or pop along to one of our pop-up shops (click here for details) to meet us in person and find out more!


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