Beginners Sewing Class in Nottingham - The Craft Studio
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Beginners Sewing Taster Session

£35.00

Beginners Sewing Taster Session

(45 customer reviews)
4.93 out of 5 based on 45 customer ratings

£35.00

Join this informative step by step beginners sewing workshop and learn how to use a sewing machine, fill a spool and create a seam and make a simple purse.

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Beginners Sewing

This beginners sewing taster session is aimed at learners who’ve never used a sewing machine or need a simple straightforward refresher.

In this session you’ll learn:

  • How to thread a machine
  • The importance of choosing the right thread and right needle
  • How to fill a spool
  • Creating seams and turning corners
  • Complete a simple lined purse

After following the basics and getting to grips with sewing in a straight line, you will use your new found skills to make a simple lined purse. A great confidence builder before you attempt a sewing project!

If you would like to learn how to get creative with your sewing machine, why not pop along to my Applique and Free Machine Embroidery  class, a great next step. Alternatively try our 5 Week Sewing for Fun  or test your skills with our Dressmaking classes .

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  1. 5 out of 5 Great fun!

    (verified owner)

    Had a great time on Monday evening and made an amazing purse! The lesson is great for beginners and I look forward to doing another class! I can’t believe I came away with a great looking purse (don’t believe that I did it)!

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  2. 5 out of 5 I'm hooked!!

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    I hadn’t used a sewing machine for 20 years and I was really nervous about trying again. The class was amazing; small friendly group and step by step instructions. I would highly recommend this class to anyone. I will definitely be signing up for more classes.

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  3. 5 out of 5 Brilliant Class

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    What can I say about this class other than everyone should try this! The only sewing I did was at school some 30 odd years ago! I cannot recommend this session enough! The teacher Clare was brilliant and so patient. I made a purse which was fully lined. The feeling of accomplishment at the end…well I left the session smiling! I will be back for another course. Am hooked now! THANK YOU.

    Mary

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  4. 5 out of 5 Get It Booked!

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    I cannot recommend this session highly enough! Before today I had only ever seen a sewing machine on the Sewing Bee, and I’ve made a purse – fully lined and everything! I’m so thrilled I can do it! I can’t wait to start the Sewing For Fun course in a few weeks Clare, the teacher, is fab; so friendly and welcoming and really patient. Book it, you can do it too!!

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  5. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I thoroughly enjoyed my beginner’s sewing class. Our small group went from learning how to switch on and thread a machine to making a purse in just over three hours. With plenty of time for questions and discussion, the session was friendly and informative at the same time as being very practical. I’ll definitely be coming back for future workshops.

    Thank you

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  6. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I had a great time at this class, we learned how to thread the machine and some general dos and dont’s and then we practiced a bit which was goo then we made a purse and mine wasn’t bad at all 🙂

    I had a great time so much so that I have signed up for a couple of other classes thanks for helping give me confidence to start sewing

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  7. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Lots of fun at the beginners sewing class ! We were 6 pupils only which gave us the opportunity to ask lots of questions. Karen is very patient and ready to help and repeat. I really enjoyed her class, I felt completely at ease during the session and I am now looking for some small work to start sewing.

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  8. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Brilliant morning with Karen, step by step instructions & a fun course. I feel completely inspired to sew! Thank you Craft Studio!

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  9. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    A really well organised and informative class. All the equipment was to hand and well prepared. Karen explained everything really clearly and small numbers made it easy to ask and get help quickly. I was amazed to be able to produce such a professional looking item in such a short time. Can’t wait to try another class. The problem will be deciding which one!

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  10. 5 out of 5

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    I attended the beginners sewing class on Sunday and had a great time. Karen was a brilliant teacher. I am so amazed that I managed to make my very own purse and have been showing it to everyone this week. I can’t wait to book onto my next class having now purchased my very first sewing machine.

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  11. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I did this course for a second time just as a confidence builder. Karen was a very patient teacher & took us through the complete basics of using a sewing machine. The studio/shop is a relaxed environment and the other people were lovely & friendly. I was really pleased to come away with a lined purse and I can’t wait to sign up for another workshop!

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  12. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Wow – I attend this course this morning and I loved it ! So inspiring- I have actually been home sewing this afternoon. The speed of the course was excellent taking you right from turning the machine on to making a purse in one morning. I am so proud of the result. I will definitely be booking a further course soon.

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  13. 5 out of 5

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    I attended the beginners sewing workshop on Sunday and had a wonderful time. The tutor Clare was so friendly and immediately made everyone feel at ease. She provided lots of handy tips that you wouldn’t really be able to learn from a book. We got sewing quickly and went home with a purse we made in the class. I would highly recommend worshops at the Craft Studio.

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  14. 5 out of 5

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    I had a fantastic time! Its been years and years since I did any machine sewing but this was the perfect place to start up again. The course ran at just the right pace and it was such a friendly atmosphere. I’m definitely coming back!

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  15. 5 out of 5

    What a Brilliant day I had!!! Clare is full of wonderful tips, very helpful & very attentive to all the many questions asked! I know feel so much more confident with my sewing machine creations.

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  16. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Just been to the beginners sewing taster session with my sister and we had a lovely time! The 3 hr session just flew by so quickly and we met some lovely people too! Having never touched a sewing machine before, I found the ‘non-jargon’ explanations and the ‘step-by-step’ instruction really helpful. Claire is great – full of patients and provides us with useful tips on how to navigate the sewing machine and what to buy. Great session, loved every minute!

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  17. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Running a marathon seemed easier than threading my machine. With its weird top and bottom challenge.However,this class had a fairytale ending because with Clare’s patient guidance I left knowing how to thread a machine, sew a straight line and make cute flower power purse.Now can I repeat the magic at home…..

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  18. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This course is excellent for confidence building – it covers everything from threading a machine through to eventually putting together your own purse – all in one morning. Clare is a great teacher and the atmosphere was really laid back and friendly. It’s not a problem to ask questions along the way, and if you do struggle with anything Clare is great at explaining how to sort it out. Would definitely recommend this class to anyone wanting to get in to sewing!

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  19. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Attended this course as I’ve been using my machine for a few years without any official instruction. It confirmed for me that I was going along the right lines and has made me realise what I am actually capable of. The small group and friendly tutor, Karen, made it a really enjoyable morning. I,m planning to sign up for the dressmaking course very soon.

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  20. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I attended this class so that I could learn the basics of using a sewing machine. It was a very relaxed atmosphere and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was also impressed that in 3 hours I was able to make a lined purse to take home. I now feel more confident in using the machine that I have.

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  21. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I attended this course to remind myself how to use a machine. Thanks to Clare’s easy going approach everything I learnt in my school days came flooding back. I am now looking to move on to the next course and improve my skills even further.

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  22. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Just completed the course this morning and looooved it. Very relaxed, very enjoyable and now feel really confident using a sewing machine again. In fact am going to go and skive off home so that I can go and get mine out of its box! Thankyou Claire xx

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  23. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    My mum and I went and we enjoyed it a lot. At first I struggled to even do a straight line but after many tries I eventually could sew fluently in a straight line with the machine. Before Clare’s workshop I had never used a sewing machine, for me it was a big step up from sewing by hand but listened, learned and ended up leaving with a smiling face and a purse nice and neat and straight. Thank you Claire it was really fun and I can’t wait to go to the next crochet course in April
    Beth xx

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  24. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Attended the class on Sunday 16th March and thoroughly enjoyed it. When Clare first showed the purse we were going to make there were gasps from everyone in the room. However, once we got going I think Clare put everyone at ease and our confidence grew. We all managed to complete our purse and were very proud. Will definitely book onto another clase soon and recommend The Craft Studio to others. Thank you.

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  25. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I will definitely come back for another workshop!

    Clare is so friendly and caring, she makes you feel like home and comfortable at the beginning of the workshop, provided us tea and coffee. She taught us in a good pace, explained things clearly, and she shared her personal experiences on how to use the sewing machine properly, all these tips that cannot be found in manual or books (thump up!).

    I definitely recommend you to come and join if you are interested in learning sewing machine from scratch or to recall your memories. I am so happy to have and take home my first hand-made little purse after the workshop.

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  26. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Thanks Clare for a great introduction into sewing! I haven’t been on a machine since i was at school and this session really helped me understand the machine and gave me confidence to now have a go on my own.

    I will be back as i’d love to do the dressmakers course and your studio/shop is such a lovely environment to learn.

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  27. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I attended the beginners sewing workshop this Saturday and thoroughly enjoyed it. Clare is very informative and has patience to help when things go wrong. She even provides tea. By the end of the session I was able to make a purse, which I am really impressed with… especially as I couldn’t use a sewing machine before I went in to the class. I will definitely be going back for more courses.

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  28. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I would recommend this course to anyone new to machine sewing . Clare is lovely and explains everything clearly and makes it very easy to understand, Clare also makes you feel very welcome and the studio has a warm and very friendly atmosphere. Excellent beginners course

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  29. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I attended the beginner’s workshop with my daughter (aged 10). We bought her a sewing machine for her birthday and we wanted to go together to learn the basics. The Craft Studio offered excellent value for the workshop. Clare was fantastic and even allowed us to bring in our machine to use (I must also point out that there were plenty of machines at the Craft Studio to use as well)! The pace was perfect for adults and children. Also, due to the small group size Clare had plenty of time to help each of us individually if we required it. I would definitely recommend this class to anyone who wants to take up sewing or have a refresher. A lovely evening spent with my daughter and I would recommend this to any parent and child who are thinking of taking up a new craft!

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  30. 5 out of 5

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    I would like to say a huge thank you for such a relaxed sewing course. Any nerves i felt when entering soon vanished with a friendly atmosphere . Clare was incredibly welcoming and explained everything really clearly, so I left the course feeling quite knowledgable about the sewing machine. And more importantly I left with a great little purse which I NEVER thought I would be able to make, and looking at everyone elses face they also shared the doubt at the beginning. As an absolute beginner I found her pace and patience with all group members very helpful throughout the session which enabled everyone to go away feeling extremely proud of themselves for achieving the goal of making the purse. I don’t think I am quite at the stage of buying a machine, but it has certainly inspired me to book onto another course to see how I get on with the craft of sewing.

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  31. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    With no experience on a sewing machine before, I wasn’t sure how I’d find this course however I was pleasently surprised at how much I had learnt in such a short space of time.
    The other people who attended were friendly and easy to get on with, and this helped me to relax and feel at ease. As did the refreshments Clare kindly offered!
    What’s even better about this course, is that you get to make something and take it home with you!
    Clare has so much patience, and was always on hand to help with any problems I had.
    I can’t stress how great this was and how much fun I had. I will deffinately be returning to try another course and expand my sewing skills further 🙂

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  32. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I bought a sewing machine a year ago but kept struggling to get to grips with using it. It was reaching the point where I ever packed it away forever or did something about it. Whilst watching an episode of the Sewing Bee I decided it had to be the latter so I booked onto the sewing taster class at the Craft Studio. The session was really useful, instructive and the atmosphere incredibly supportive and welcoming. Suitable for complete beginners we learnt how to thread our machine and even sewed a little purse. I couldn’t believe I managed to do it! Since the session I have been using my sewing machine at least once a fortnight if not more regularly, have made presents for friends and can thread my machine without even thinking about it. Thanks to Clare for a wonderful session.

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  33. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    The sewing taster session was great – it was exactly the refresher i needed after having not sewn for several years. Claire was fantastic and took us through the basics step by step and then led us in creating our purses. It was a throughly enjoyable morning (helped by tea and biscits!) and has given me the confidence to start making my own projects.

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  34. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Having never used a sewing machine I was a bit nervous about breaking it or sewing my fingers. Clare made sure this didn’t happen! The session was structured in a way that allowed us to become familiar with the machine before being shown step-by-step how to make a purse, which we all managed quite successfully. Clare’s friendly and welcoming approach put us at ease, as did the tea and biscuits! I highly recommend this class.

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  35. 5 out of 5

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    I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for the fabulous sewing taster session yesterday evening.

    I had a great time and couldn’t believe I left with a purse that I actually made! And more importantly, it was pretty good!

    Claire was great and so funny. She put everyone at ease by being so down to earth. I think we were all a bit nervous about using the sewing machine at first but left a lot calmer than when we all arrived.

    I hadn’t been near a sewing machine in over 10 years but during the session it all came flooding back to me.

    I’ll definitely be back for the dressmaking course. I forgot how much I enjoyed sewing. I feel I may have started something now!

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  36. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    A fantastic introduction to sewing, Clare was very welcoming and very helpful. My husband couldn’t believe I had made a purse in such little time. I received a sewing book for my birthday so now i am researching sewing machines!!! looking foward to booking onto my next class.

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  37. 5 out of 5

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    I had a really great time at the sewing taster session and couldn’t wait to get home and start sewing again, thanks Claire for all your help, would love to come back soon and do another workshop.

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  38. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    As the daughter of a seamstress I have always thought I should learn to sew but never had the confidence (how could I ever be as good as mum??) When I eventually plucked up the courage to attend this class I was so glad I did. It was a lovely few hours with a very patient tutor. I have now been gifted a sewing machine and cannot wait to get on with my first project. I was lucky enough to be in the first group in the new studio and it was a wonderful and relaxed atmosphere with no pressure to keep up with everyone else. I am already booked on a crochet class and will definitely attend more classes in the future. I think a gift voucher from here would make a great present for anyone interested in all things crafty : )

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  39. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This course is a must for any beginner. I excitedly signed up after receiving a sewing machine for Christmas and it was worth every penny! The new premises are beautiful, the teaching style is down to earth and approachable and I left feeling a lot more confident; so much so that I have since signed up for the free machine embroidery and one day bag making course. You won’t regret it!

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  40. 5 out of 5

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    I arrived a complete beginner and left with a little purse I would never have imagined I could make! Friendly, patient and well-paced tuition and a lovely relaxed atmosphere. A great introduction with plenty of inspiration for future projects. I’ll be trying bag making and sewing for fun next. Thank you!

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  41. 5 out of 5

    Just spent a lovely Sunday morning on the Sewing for Beginners course with Clare! Clare was really friendly and put all us novices at ease. The course was set at exactly the right pace for beginners and everything was explained really well. We even went home with a purse made by ourselves during the session! – very chuffed with my project! – just need to practice a little bit now and plan to go on the sewing for fun course next year – Would definitely recommend these workshops – Clare’s studio is a lovely place to escape and have fun trying something new!!

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  42. 5 out of 5

    I really enjoyed the sewing taster workshop. I found it so relaxed and clare is very patient. I left feeling inspired to try other sewing projects and loved the purse we made in the class. Will definately be going back for more classes 🙂

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  43. 5 out of 5

    I got a sweing machine for Christmas but wasn’t sure what to do with it. This course has made it all seem so easy, from knowing nothing to making a bag in 3 hours, I was super impressed. A really lovely teacher too, and a beautiful studio, I will be back for much, much more!

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  44. 5 out of 5

    I’d just bought a sewing machine and was searching for a class that could help me learn the basics when i stumbled across the sewing taster session at The Craft Studio. From walking in the door i was really impressed. The studio itself is so lovely, and full of beautiful crafty things to impress and inspire. My tutor – Clare – was very friendly and welcoming, as were all the other people in the class. The session taught me everything i needed to know about getting started on my sewing machine, and gave me the confidence to get started on other projects. We all left the session with a make-up bag we’d made ourselves, and in the two months since i’ve branched out to making cushion covers, lavender bags and even a bird mobile for my friend’s new baby. A thoroughly enjoyable and productive session, thank you Clare!

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  45. 5 out of 5

    I attended the Sewing Taster Session after years of saying “i must learn how to use a sewing machine”..well I did it finally and thoroughly enjoyed the relaxed happy atmosphere in the class and I actually took away a small bag I made! Success and thanks – I’ll be back for free machine embroidery and felting – I’m hooked.

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