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Sun, 08 Sept


Shenley Wood

Beginners - Sewing Machine 1 day workshop (1)

This class is for total beginners or for those who’d like to gain confidence using their sewing machine.

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Beginners - Sewing Machine 1 day workshop (1)
Beginners - Sewing Machine 1 day workshop (1)

Time & Location

08 Sept 2024, 10:15 – 16:00

Shenley Wood, Foxcovert Rd, Shenley Wood, Milton Keynes MK5 6AA, UK

About the Event


This class is for total beginners or for those who’d like to gain confidence using their sewing machine.

This may be a basic sewing course but you will also make 3 really lovely practical items along the way. You will use quality fabrics designed by Steph and carefully selected for each project. The 5-hour day (Steph usually allows half an hour for lunch and a bit of time either end for set up and pack up.

This workshop is about immersing yourself in the joy of creativity, ditching perfectionism and embracing the fun of creating..

Not only will you come away with three items, but you will also learn how to:

  • Thread a sewing machine.
  • Wind and insert a bobbin.
  • Feed fabric through.
  • Sew in a straight line, change direction and reverse stitch.
  • Troubleshoot about common errors  and how to spot them.

Throughout the day you will make 

- a drawstring bag, 

- a reversible tote bag 

- a hen doorstop.

You’ll learn all the techniques you need to sew independently. Don’t worry if you can’t thread a needle or sew in a straight-line as Steph will show you some nifty hints and tricks to help you along the way. She will guide you through every step in this relaxed, informal, small and fun class.


Steph has over 35 years of experience with sewing and making things and is keen to share her love of making and creating, so please join her for the chance to learn, make and grow.


Steph provides three kits to enable you to make three items during the day.

The kits include fabrics, ribbons, stuffing, buttons etc…


  • Sewing machine (kindly ensure it works. If you don't      have a sewing machine, it may be possible to rent one from me but please      contact me first to confirm).
  • Pencil and pen.
  • Notebook
  • Hand sewing needles and some pins
  • Thread, white will do for most items we make on the day      but bring other colours if you have them.
  • Sharp scissors, preferably a small pair and a large      pair for cutting out fabric.


£95.00 (plus booking fee)


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