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 focussed 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 sewing machines in our class. You may be able to bring your own machine to class. Please contact us after booking if you'd like to do this so we can confirm your machine is suitable for the class. If you are bringing your own machine, you'll need to come early to set it up 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 us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This workshop covers:
*Learn the different functions of the sewing machine
*Threading the machine
*Winding a bobbin
*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
*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! You can find Lisa online at The Avid Seamstress.
Skills needed: This class is designed for absolute beginners.
Materials: All materials will be provided.