Getting To Know Your Sewing Machine (3-week course)
with Penny Follows
3-week course running for three consecutive 1.5-hour sessions from the start time listed below.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Do you have a sewing machine that spends more time in the cupboard or in its box than it does on your sewing table? Here's an opportunity to learn how to get to know your sewing machine and what it can do for you. Join this short 3-week course and explore what your sewing machine can do. Learn how to thread the sewing machine correctly, how to sew a straight seam and a curved one, the functions of the stitches and make a simple tote bag and maybe more! Just bring yourself, your sewing machine, a paper copy of the machine’s manual and a basic sewing kit and start sewing!
ABOUT THE TUTOR
Penny Follows has been teaching textiles for more than 10 years in London and the Home Counties. She is a bespoke dressmaker with a studio in the Chilterns. Penny believes that sewing is a 'learned skill' and a great creative outlet. She enjoys passing that skill, and a passion for textiles on to both adults and children.
WHAT TO BRING
Your sewing machine and a basic sewing kit comprising of hand sewing needles, thread, a small pair of sharp scissors, larger fabric scissors, pins, a tape measure and thread. Fabric will be available to purchase from the tutor for projects made in weeks 2 and 3.