If you used to sew but have got a bit rusty, then this 1-day sewing workshop will be a useful refresher to top up your sewing and dressmaking techniques. I’ll take you through some common sewing tasks that you’ll need if you’d like to start sewing again, and throw in all the tips I’ve learned in my sewing experience. It’s also a great course if you’ve learned to sew from You-Tube as it will fill any gaps and ensure you have good technique.
The Refresher Sewing Class will cover:
how to sew perfect straight lines, and accurate seams
how to turn corners and sew smooth curves
how to neaten raw edges
trimming and pressing
edgestitching and topstitching to create impact
various types of seams and taking up hems
how to sew in a zip
how to make a machined buttonhole
The list above are all common sewing techniques if you want to achieve a neat professional-looking finish to your projects, whether it’s making clothes, soft furnishings or crafts. You may have forgotten how to do these, or perhaps you haven’t learned these before? You will make samples of these techniques, and will have notes to take away so you will be able to use these as a reference for your future sewing.
All materials are supplied. Sewing machines are available but you may prefer to bring your own. If so, please bring your accessories (presser feet), bobbins, and the instruction manual. Please also check that you have your power cable/foot control. You’ll need a notebook, and a basic sewing kit (Fabric shears, pins, chalk marking pencil)
Please check here before booking as once purchased, tickets are non-refundable. Artisan Stitch operates a ‘Covid-sense’ policy in accordance with the Scottish Government’s guidance for businesses and workplaces. Protection measures including wearing of face-masks are in place to safeguard the health and well-being of staff and attendees. If you have any questions or concerns, then please contact me for clarification BEFORE you book
You may also want to consider one of my Beginners Sewing courses as these include many of the basic techniques described above and many lapsed sewists have refreshed their skills by attending them.
Artisan Stitch holds a Certificate of Excellence is rated ‘Best sewing classes in Edinburgh’. A UK Enterprise award followed for Best Sewing Classes 2020 and Best Private Sewing Education and Tuition in 2021. Further awards have followed every year since including two Scotland Prestige awards for Best Creative Workshops and most recently Best Craft Tuition Provider 2023/24.
Artisan Stitch is the only course provider in Edinburgh and one of only two in Scotland, that is recommended by Queen Margaret University.
Level 2: Beginners – Improvers. You used to sew but would like a reminder of the basics.
Duration: 10am-4pm (includes a lunchbreak – lunch not provided)