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Sewing Machine Basics is ReTweed’s most popular sell-out workshop. Each time we’ve run this session it has sold out within days so book quickly to secure your space.

Feel the Fear and Sew Anyway

This workshop demystifies the inner workings of a sewing machine, holding first-time or novice sewers by the hand and showing the easiest ways to get the most from their machine.

Become part of growing “Make Your Own” culture

With the resurrection of ‘make do and mend’ culture, interest in learning how to master a sewing machine has soared. Although 100s more sewing machines are sold each week – a lot of them are gathering dust as folk seem to be terrified of the technology!! In this workshop, our tutor for this class Jill Harrison will provide a hands-on guide for beginners. Jill is an experienced tutor with extensive sewing experience and runs her own very successful creative business.

What will you learn on the day

This workshop starts with an essential overview of the sewing machine, learning how to thread it and wind bobbins, understanding tension, which threads to use, which needles sizes and which feet to choose, along with troubleshooting common problems. There’s some guidance on the basic sewing kit you should have, plus advice on which fabrics to choose and basics of cutting out. The workshop includes making an envelope cushion cover and take-home handouts. Participants in this workshop are free to bring along their own sewing machines if they prefer – please let us know in advance if you’d like to do that.

Workshop Cost: £37.00 all materials, refreshments and cake included.
Experience Level: Beginners

RETWEED ‘Winter collection’ of craft, sewing and upcycling workshops. So get in touch and join us for the next chapter. You’ll be glad you did!

This course will run on Saturday, 9th February from 10:30pm – 3:45pm. Refreshments and cake will be provided for all students. The course will run in our high street shop premises at 26 High Street, Eyemouth (opposite Rialto.)

ReTweed's Sewing Machine Basics

Interested in joining us?

If you’re interested in joining us for this fantastic training course, BOOK EARLY to avoid disappointment as spaces are limited.

BOOK in person at ReTweed’s Workshop in Eyemouth

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