Absolute Beginners Sewing – One Day Course

In this workshop you will learn to make a Cushion and Drawstring bag which will teach you the following skills:

  • One day crash beginners ‘Sewing Machine’ course for Adults.
  • The basics of threading the machine and winding a bobbin
  • Learning the different functions of the machine/Sewing seams/Sewing in a straight line/Sewing curves, corners and pivoting
  • Finishing seams and reverse stitching
  • Understanding fabrics, grain lines & seam allowances
  • Using a pattern
  • Pinning and marking fabric
  • Understanding pattern markings
  • The basics of threading the machine and winding a bobbin
  • We will make a simple cushion and a drawstring bag using your new skills


Jane-DoxeyTutor Jane Doxey

Jane started her career working in product design and development for Liberty of London and went on to be a Creative Director at one of M&S primary suppliers, traveling far and wide to establish and develop partnerships in many countries around the world. She was instrumental in developing the first Brand Design procedures at Liberty and has since worked with many blue chip companies helping expand their product potential and creativity. In the last decade she has taken a more sustainable approach to working, helping many smaller independent artists and groups develop and better understand working and designing for business, under a program called ‘Creativity and Professionalism’. Creativity is in her blood and she once made a Dress in a Bank vault out of real money to celebrate the launch of a very famous Cash Prize. Pictures on request!