4 week introduction to sewing (Skills Builder)

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  • 4 week intro to sewing
    August 8, 2022 - August 22, 2022
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 4 week intro to sewing
    September 26, 2022 - October 10, 2022
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Want to learn to sew but don’t know your seam ripper from your stay tape? Join us on our 4 week introduction to sewing where you will learn to make a simple tote with a zip closure and a buttoned pocket.

On this skills based course we will walk you through the basics of sewing to give you the confidence and skills to sew independently.

You will learn:

  • Week 1: Different types of fabric and what they can be used for. How to cut your fabric using some simple measurements
  • Week 2: Different ways to finish seams and how to make bag handles and a pocket
  • Week 3: How to insert a zip and we will show you different types of zips and how they are applied.
  • Week 4: Button holes – How to make a button hole on the sewing machine and how to finish your bag

What’s included in your course:

  • Use of a sewing machine
  • Tutoring
  • Free tote bag pattern

You will need to purchase 0.6m of fabric and a zip but we have a great stock of both you can choose from on the day.

Please note this is a four week course that runs for for consecutive weeks. Mon 4th, 11, 18. 25th July (11am – 1pm, each week).

Your tutor for this course will be Debbie Wainhouse.

Debbie has over 25 years sewing experience and Graduated from London College of Fashion with a degree in Womenswear Tailoring. She currently teaches sewing and makes bike bags for local cyclists along side sewing for herself and her family!




16 Whitehouse Street, Bedminster, Bristol, Bristol, City of, BS3 4AY, United Kingdom

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