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.

About your teacher: 
Lisa Falconer is a sewing teacher and the seamstress behind The Avid Seamstress pattern company. You can find Lisa online at The Avid Seamstress.

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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