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Tue, 14 May


Shenley Wood

Six Week Beginners Sewing Machine Course

This course is for total beginners or for those who would like to gain confidence with their sewing

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Six Week Beginners Sewing Machine Course
Six Week Beginners Sewing Machine Course

Time & Location

14 May 2024, 19:00 – 18 Jun 2024, 21:30

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

About the Event


This course is for total beginners or for those who would like to gain confidence with their sewing. This may be a beginners sewing course but over six weeks you will also make 6 really lovely practical items while you learn. 

You will use quality fabrics designed by Steph and carefully selected for each project. Every week you will go home with a finished item to show off to your friends and family. 

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

Not only will you come away with a completed item each week, you will also learn how to: 

-Thread your sewing machine. 

-Wind and insert a bobbin. 

-Feed fabric through the machine. 

-Sew in a straight line, change direction and reverse stitch.

Troubleshoot about common problems. 

Plus each week you’ll make: 

-Drawstring bag Reversible tote bag 

-Fun hen doorstop 

-Patchwork mat 

-A zip pouch - you will learn how to insert a zip. 

-Cushion cover with a buttonhole 


Steph has over 35 years of experience of sewing and making things and is keen to share her love of creating, so please join her for the chance to learn, make and grow. Her classes are small and she takes things at your pace.


Steph provides all the materials you need to practice and make your item each week. Fabric, zips, stuffing, buttons are all provided as required. All you need to bring is listed below. Each week you’ll get a kit to make your item. Steph prepares everything for you so when you arrive in class so you can get going.


  • 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.


£240 (plus booking fee)


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