This is a Sewing Machine - Wednesday 4 December 6.30-9.30pm - Village Haberdashery - West Hampstead has a rating of stars based on reviews.

This is a Sewing Machine - Wednesday 4 December 6.30-9.30pm - Village Haberdashery - West Hampstead

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Learn to sew with The Avid Seamstress at Village Haberdashery!

This class will introduce aspiring stitchers - or those who need a refresher - how to use a sewing machine! In this comprehensive three hour class, you'll get sewing machine-savvy and leave with enough knowledge and confidence to start making your own projects at home!

This workshop is focused solely on the skill of sewing and the entire three hours will be spent practising each element below to ensure that the methods stay in your mind after the class.

We use Janome XL601 (link will take you to Village Haberdashery's sewing machines) sewing machines in our class. If you'd like to bring your own machine, please let us know in advance and come to class with your machine's handbook.

Customers who purchase a Janome Sewing Machine from The Village Haberdashery are invited to take this class once free of charge. To book a place, please contact them at

This workshop covers:

  • 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
  • Top-stitching
  • Care of your machine and troubleshooting

About your teacher: Lisa Falconer is a sewing teacher and the seamstress behind The Avid Seamstress pattern company. She loves teaching beginners because it gives her a chance to watch people fall in love with sewing! 

Skills needed: This class is designed for absolute beginners.

Materials: All materials will be provided.

Class size: 8

Location: Village Haberdashery - West Hampstead Square NW6 2BR

Please note that there are no refunds for class bookings. This workshop is run by Village Haberdashery - for more information about their classes, refer to their Class Policies or contact Village Haberdashery at