Intro to Sewing Class

Introduction to Sewing: Beginner's Sewing Course in London | Sew Over It

Our best-selling sewing class! We love nothing more than introducing people to the wonderful world of sewing and since we opened six years ago we have taught over 5000 beginners how to sew. Our Intro to Sewing class is the perfect introduction!

Our newly-updated Intro to Sewing course is designed with complete beginners in mind. Even if you have never seen a sewing machine before, this course will give you the confidence to work on a whole variety of sewing projects. We will start from scratch, showing you how to thread the sewing machine, before building your skills with our three tailor-made projects. By the end of the course you will have even made your first steps into dressmaking with a super cute pair pyjama shorts. Here is how Intro to Sewing is broken down:

Session 1: Make a cushion cover! We start off gently by getting you familiar with the sewing machine. Learn how to thread your machine and sew in a straight line, before making a cushion cover. Decorate your cushion with self-covered buttons.

Session 2: Make a canvas toiletry bag! We’ll walk you through putting in a zip and once you’re ready you’ll whip up a zipped toiletry bag, learning how to finish the seams with zig zag stitch as you go.

Sessions 3 & 4: In the last two sessions of Intro to Sewing you’ll make your first foray into dressmaking with a perfect pair of pyjama shorts. You’ll learn the basics of cutting out a clothing pattern and sewing up the shorts, as well as constructing a waistband, hemming and inserting elastic.

Included in the price of the course:

A choice of a wide selection of fabrics for the cushion cover & toiletry bag, a cushion pad for your cushion, a zip for your toiletries bag, ribbon & elastic for your pyjama shorts, a guide to threading a sewing machine and as much tea and cake as you can eat!

You will need to bring:

Some fabric for your pyjama shorts! Depending on what size clothes you wear and how wide your chosen fabric is, you will need different amounts of fabric. Use the table below to determine how much you need to bring with you:

115cm wide fabric    140cm wide fabric

XS-M                1.2m                             1.0m
L-XL                 1.7m                              1.3m

If you think you are above or below these sizes then please give us an email at [email protected] as soon as you’ve booked with your hip and waist measurement and we will let you know how much fabric you need to bring.

We strongly recommend a medium weight cotton so that you can focus on learning some new sewing skills, not dealing with a fiddly fabric! You can choose something from our shop on the day or perhaps peruse our online shop for some inspiration.

VIDEOS! We offer video support for Intro to Sewing! We know it can be tricky to remember everything you learn in the class, so to help you we’ve made a series of video tutorials to refresh your memory. Once the course is complete, we will email you a link to a series of downloadable tutorials made by Lisa.  And there are extras projects on there too! Click here for a preview!

Level: 1

  • Absolute beginner
  • Have never used a sewing machine before
  • Have never pinned or cut fabric

Class length: Four 3 hour Sessions

Max in a class: 11

Teacher: Dominique Davant, Kate Underwood, Ellen Bartels, Rebecca Sparkes, Georgie Jefferies

Price: £190

Clapham Dates:

Session: Thursday 29th July, 6th, 13th & 20th July 2017, 10:00-17:00, Book Now

Session: Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th July 2017, 10:00-17:00, Book Now

Session: Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th August 2017, 10:00-17:00, Book Now

Islington Dates:

Session: Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd July 2017, 10:00-17:00, Book Now

Session: Monday 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th July 2017, 18:30-21:30, Book Now

Session: Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd July 2017, 10:00-17:00, Book Now

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