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Intro to Sewing

Intro to Sewing

Buy as a standalone class, or access for free with a Stitch School subscription by using the link below.

Regular price £40.00 GBP
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We love nothing more than introducing people to the wonderful world of sewing and since we opened eight years ago, through our London Classes & Online Classes, we have taught almost 10,000 people how to sew! Our bestselling beginner sewing class, Intro to Sewing is the perfect introduction! It used to be confined to our London classroom but now it’s available as an online class so you can learn with Lisa in your own home.

Our newly-updated Intro to Sewing course is the ultimate beginner sewing class. Even if you have never seen a sewing machine before, this course will give you the confidence to work on a whole variety of sewing projects. We will start from scratch, showing you how to thread the sewing machine, before building your skills with our three tailor-made projects. By the end of the course you will have even made your first steps into dressmaking with a super cute pair pyjama shorts.

Where can I find this class?

If you're a Stitch School subscriber or you've previously purchased this class then you can find it here.

Sewing Level

This is a class for Absolute Beginners.

Is there a pattern included in this online class?

Yes, the PDF patterns for the Ultimate Pyjamas (in sizes 6-30), the Tote Bag and the Envelope Cushion are included in this class. Please see the individual pattern product pages for more information on fabric requirements and sizing.

What will I learn?

  • Thread your sewing machine: first things first, let’s get that sewing machine threaded up!
  • Make a cushion cover: we start off gently by getting you familiar with the sewing machine. Learn how to thread your machine and sew in a straight line, before making a cushion cover. Decorate your cushion with self-covered buttons.
  • Make a lined toiletries bag: we’ll walk you through putting in a zip and once you’re ready you’ll whip up a zipped toiletry bag, learning how to finish the seams with zig zag stitch as you go.
  • Make some pyjama bottoms: in the last section of Intro to Sewing you’ll make your first foray into dressmaking with a perfect pair of pyjama shorts. You’ll learn the basics of cutting out a clothing pattern and sewing up the shorts, as well as constructing a waistband, hemming and inserting elastic.

How long is the class?

This class is approximately 112 minutes, split into short sections.

How long will I have access to this class?

If you buy this class outright then you’ll have access to it forever. If you subscribe to Stitch School then you’ll have access to the class for as long as your subscription is active.

Should I buy this class or subscribe to Stitch School?

If you'd like to have access to this class forever, and don't want to watch the other resources on Stitch School then it will be better to buy this class.

If you'd like to have access to the over 200 online classes and tutorials that are available on Stitch School for only £15 per month then it's more cost effective to subscribe.

You can access this class with either a basic or premium level subscription.

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