Children's Intro to Machine Sewing Part 1 - Make an Apron

Maximum Class Size: 5

We run sewing classes during the school holidays for children 8 years and older, our workshops encourage creativity, as well as improving self-confidence, patience and fine motor skills!

Level: We have designed this class especially for children who are complete beginners looking to learn how to sew using a machine. If they have never used a sewing machine before or have had a go at using one briefly but would like more practice, then this is the perfect class for them!

We will familiarise your child with the machine itself, show them how to troubleshoot the most common problems when sewing and teach them all the basic skills of machine sewing to give to them confidence to start simple projects on their own. By the end of this 3 and half hour session they will have made their own apron using Ray Stitch fabric, ready to wear home!

In this class they will cover the following techniques:

  • Thread up a sewing machine
  • Wind on a bobbin
  • Understand stitch tension, length and width
  • Sew straight lines, corners and curves using a seam allowance
  • Cut from a pattern template
  • Pressing
  • Hemming

All materials and tools are provided. 

We also offer a follow on class where your child can make a backpack, and learn more advanced techniques including how to insert a zip. See alternative dates below.