Get to Know Your Sewing Machine | 4th November

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Get to Know Your Sewing Machine

Do you have a sewing machine yet to come out of its box? Perhaps it’s been a few years since you’ve sewn and you’re in need of a refresher? In this day course, Helen will guide you through the foundations of using your machine, giving you confidence threading your machine, solving basic problems and producing a simple item by the end of the day. Choose between a simple cushion cover, an apron, or tote bag as your project for the day. See further details below.

Please note that a machine that has been sat in storage for some time may need a service in order to work to its fullest.

Come and learn a new skill in a relaxed, friendly environment. Our brand new studio space is located opposite our city centre store in the heart of Cornwall.

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Skill Level: Beginner or those looking for a refresher or confidence builder

Course Duration:Saturday 4th November 9.30am - 4pm with a break for lunch

You will learn:

How to thread your machine

How to wind your bobbin

How to sew and neaten seams

The foundations of machine sewing

Common troubleshooting and basic machine care

You will need to bring:


Sewing machine in good working order - please note that a machine that has been sat in storage for some time may need a service before use to run at its full potential

Your sewing machine manual, if you have it

Thread and bobbin reels

General sewing kit including: scissors, tape measure, dress makers’ pencil, pins, machine needle, seam ripper

Sewing Machine needles


For a cushion cover:

80cm of fabric

Matching thread

3 medium to large buttons (optional)

For an apron:

For an apron:

80cm fabric

2 metres of webbing for ties (or extra fabric to make your own)

Matching thread

For a tote bag:

80cm main fabric

80cm lining fabric

Matching thread

Get 10% off your course materials at Truro Fabrics (excluding sewing machines). Please show your confirmation email at the till to access this discount

About your tutor:

Helen has a passion for sewing and textiles. Currently she does private tuition, workshops, commission sewing, repairs and alterations.

She has over thirty years teaching experience, both with children and adults. She especially enjoys passing her knowledge onto others and seeing their delight in their achievements.

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