The Kids Introductory Sewing Class will teach safe and confident use of a sewing machine.

Kids introductory sewing class - a young girl enjoying using her sewing machine


Kids Beginners.

When can I book?

11/02/2020 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm costing:£20.00

12/02/2020 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm costing:£20.00

Course description

The Kids introductory sewing class will teach your child how to use a sewing machine. Completion of this class is essential before moving on to the Kids Sewing Course.

At age 8-12, children have the mental capacity to learn the basic concepts and sufficient manual dexterity to operate a sewing machine.  It’s actually the perfect age at which to learn.  Sewing is an ideal creative activity for children.  It develops their manual dexterity, hand/eye co-ordination, and encourages focus and concentration. Completing a sewing project from start to finish fosters a sense of accomplishment that can boost a child’s morale and self-confidence. And it’s really great fun! Plus it gives them a huge sense of achievement and self-worth.

In the Kids sewing class, numbers are limited so each child receive lots of attention and be carefully supervised.


Who is this aimed at?

Beginners aged 8-12. They must be able to place their feet flat on the floor when sitting in a chair that's 45cm high.  If they cannot, then they will not have full control of the sewing machine and for their own safety, will not be able to take the class.


What will my child learn?

  • How to use a sewing machine safely and confidently
  • Practice sewing straight lines, curves and corners
  • Foundations sewing skills to enable them to progress to the Kids Sewing Course


Course arrangements

  • Sewing machines, equipment and fabrics provided
  • I am insured and hold a PVG (Disclosure Scotland) certificate


I can advise on buying a sewing machine for children (or yourself!) I recommend Pembertons who are a specialised sewing machine retailer. They will be happy to chat to you about the best sewing machine for your children and you can try before you buy.

For further childrens sewing classes, check out the Edinburgh Young Embroiderers . A sector of the Embroiderers Guild is open to young people over the age of 7. At monthly meetings they explore a variety of textile media including embroidery.