LEARN HOW TO USE A SEWING MACHINE & SEW A CUSHION - Various Dates Available has a rating of stars based on reviews.


This class will introduce aspiring stitchers or those who need a refresher how to use a sewing machine. 

In this comprehensive workshop, you'll get sewing machine-savvy and leave with a gorgeous sewn cushion, plus enough knowledge and confidence to start making your own projects at home.

A kit worth £15 will be provided in the workshop which includes the fabric, cushion pad & cushion pattern.

AM and PM dates are available. Please click the dropdown menu for available dates.

What will I learn?

  • Machine safety
  • Learn the different functions of the sewing machine
  • Threading the machine
  • Winding a bobbin
  • Tension
  • Changing a needle, needle position, needle size
  • Mastering sewing machine speed control
  • Sewing straight lines, curves and corners
  • Sewing seams (understanding seam allowance)
  • Finishing seams and reverse stitching
  • Using a seam ripper
  • How to use the overlocking (serging) stitch on a sewing machine
  • Top-stitching
  • Care of your machine and troubleshooting

Venue: Avid Seamstress Studio. 20 Island Centre Way, Enfield, EN3 6GS. For directions and venue information please click here.

Sewing machines: 
Various sewing machines will be provided, however, we promote people bringing their own sewing machine. If you are bringing your own sewing machine, please email hello@theavidseamstress.co.uk after booking so that we can confirm your machine is suitable. If you bring your own machine, please bring an empty bobbin for the machine and all the parts that came with the machine. Don’t forget the foot pedal and cords.


lisa falconer
Our founder, Lisa Falconer, has been in love with sewing since childhood. Lisa loves to spend time in her studio, teaching the incredible art of sewing, sourcing new products and developing the next Avid Seamstress pattern. She loves to chat to our amazing customers about our sewing patterns and welcomes all feedback to help us improve our products.

Lisa teaches the Beginners workshop, The Drop Sleeve Top workshop, The Blazer workshop plus the private sewing lessons whether in person or virtually.

Skills needed: This class is designed for absolute beginners or those that need a refresher. 

Please read our WORKSHOP POLICY and COVID POLICY.  By booking on a workshop you are agreeing to our Workshop Policy, Covid Policy and T&Cs. 

If you have any questions please email hello@theavidseamstress.co.uk

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