Beginners Sewing - Petersfield Library - Thursday 22nd, 29th September and 13th October 2022


Regular price £0.00

Beginners Sewing

Petersfield Library

Thursday 22nd, 29th September and 13th October 2022

9.45am to 12.45pm

To introduce the student to setting up their sewing machine and the stitch functions. basic sewing techniques, and seam types, zip insertions, faced edges, and making hems and buttonholes.

  • Sew a variety of seam types and shapes
  • Create and apply bindings
  • Make several different zip insertions including invisible
  • Apply a neck or armhole facing
  • Make a hand stitched hem
  • Use your machine to make a buttonhole

Who is this course for: Beginners, but also those with some sewing experience.

Previous knowledge/experience required: None needed. (You will be supplied with pre-cut fabric for the exercises)

For the first session you will need to buy/bring: Sewing machine in working order, with foot controller, presser feet, bobbins, small screwdriver. Thread (any colour) spare machine needles, pins, small fabric scissors, tape measure, tailors chalk, notebook and pens / pencil. Any colour of the following. 50cm of ½” bias binding, an exposed metal teeth zip 5” long, a normal 5” plastic teeth zip, an invisible zip 6” long (if longer we can shorten)

How will I learn: Follow a demonstration and handouts to make example samples of techniques.

How will I be assessed: Self-assessment on completion of sewing techniques

Progression routes: make a cushion with a motif and zip

Attendance is expected at each session to ensure that you get the most out of your learning experience and to minimise disruption for other learners. Please advise the venue/tutor of any absence you may have.

You will be contacted by a member of the learning in Libraries team prior to the course. We are unable to process your booking without a phone number.

Please note that due to circumstances outside of our control we may need to move this course online. Please give consent to your image appearing on our virtual learning environment Zoom.

If this event is sold out please contact so that we can inform you of any future courses.

To join our mailing list please select yes. You can unsubscribe at any time by emailing