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Has the Great British Sewing Bee inspired you? ‘Learn about your Sewing Machine’ Workshops

17 Apr

***PLUS Monday 16th September 2013 ***

Monday 3rd June or Monday 17th June 2013           


with Victoria Coward from Cuddle Monsters

7.00-9.30pm (2 ½ hrs) at Brighton Road Baptist Church, Horsham


Is your sewing machine gathering dust?

Have you lost confidence or just got your first machine and unsure of where to begin?

Has The Great British Sewing Bee inspired you to learn how to sew?

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Victoria from Cuddle Monsters is back to run a workshop so that you can get to grip with the basics of sewing. In this workshop you will learn your way around your sewing machine, how to thread your sewing machine, adjust tension, wind on the bobbin and all the other techniques you need to get started with your sewing machine. This 2 1/2 hr workshop will mean that you not only learn basic sewing machine skills, but will help develop your confidence to getting to know your sewing machine by making a large cushion cover (to fit a 41cm square polyester cushion pad which is included in the price of the workshop) with an envelope style opening at the back. We are running two of these sessions, one on Monday 3rd June and the other on Monday 17th June.


On completion of this class you will confidently be able to:

– thread a sewing machine and wind a bobbin.

– change the feet and needles

– find the right tension and stitch length for your project

– feed fabric through, sew in a straight line.

– explore the range of features and stitches on the machine.

– make a simple envelope style cushion cover


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(example of a cushion showing an envelope opening at the back)


Places:  limited to 6 places on each workshop

Cost: £14

You will need to bring:

         –  Your sewing machine in good working order with attachments and instruction manual.

        –   A basic sewing kit (matching thread to make your cushion, pins, small scissors, tape measure, unpicker, tailors pencil.)

         –  A rectangle of cotton fabric 16″ by 36″ (41cm by 92cm) of your choice.


Email us on makehorsham@yahoo.co.uk if you are interested and we can send you the booking form.