Introduction to Machine Sewing Part 1 - Make an Apron

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Maximum Class Size: 6 Students 

All tools and materials are provided. 

Our Introductory Sewing Workshops are a great starting block for aspiring sewists - whether you just want to master some basic sewing techniques or you’re keen to begin the journey towards making your own clothes.

If you’ve never used a sewing machine before or are feeling a bit rusty, sign up and learn all the skills necessary to confidently embark on your own simple machine sewn projects.

We start right from scratch, familiarising you with the sewing machine itself, showing you how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine up and change the tension. 

In this class you will cover the following techniques:

- Familiarise yourself with the sewing machine
- Sewing straight lines, corners and curves
- Using seam allowances
- How to lay a paper pattern, pin and cut fabric 
- How to press and finish seams with a zig zag stitch
- Make and attach a strap
- Attach a patch pocket

You will then put all your newly acquired skills into practice and make a an Apron that is yours to keep and use forever! You will also take home the pattern and instructions so that you can make many more.

*If you are under 14, you will need to bring a responsible adult with you who has also booked a place. Please email prior to booking for advice on suitable times and sessions.  Minimum age 12.

Booking a class at Ray Stitch entitles you to 10% off everything in-store for one week where our team are happy to help and advise on fabric.

Please take a moment to read our Cancellation Policy:

Unfortunately our classes are non refundable. Due to our small class sizes it is also very difficult to transfer your booking to a different date. If you cannot attend a class and are able to notify us at least two weeks before the class starts, it may be possible to fit you in on another date but this is not guaranteed so please give us as much notice as possible to increase your chances.