Sewing for Beginners

Join us for this enjoyable sewing course as we guide you through a series of projects so you can learn the basics, from setting up a sewing machine to putting in zips and buttonholes.


Hastings (Station Plaza)

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4.7 out of 5 student feedback rating


Options Course Code Starts Ends Days From To Standard Fee
18137-01 29/09/22 05/01/23 Thursday 18:30 21:00 £145
18137-02 12/01/23 23/03/23 Thursday 18:00 20:30 £145
18137-03 20/04/23 29/06/23 Thursday 18:30 21:00 £145

What will I study?

During this course, the tutor will start you with a series of projects which will help you learn the basics, from setting up a sewing machine to putting in zips and buttonholes. Learning these basics will help you understand the fundaments of garment construction.

After these projects, you will learn how to read and understand dressmaking patterns and begin to sew a stylish wardrobe that fits YOU!

This class will cover techniques including:

  • Marking & Cutting Fabric Hemming

  • Understanding of commercial patterns

  • Different ways of finishing seams

  • Tips & Techniques for garment construction

  • Inserting Zips

  • Buttonholes

  • Pattern lay plans & straight of grain

What can I do after completing this course?

Once you have completed this course, you might like to try our mend and make do course, to learn how to repair your own clothes.

Are there any extra costs?

There are some extra costs with this course, as you will need to buy materials.

Additional Info

This course is ideal for beginners and for new sewers looking for pattern and sewing guidance.

We have large cutting tables, sewing tables and sewing machines available to use. But please feel free to bring your own machine if you’d prefer.

The course is led by our expert tutor, Melodie Bright. She is a Kingston University graduate and a sustainable fashion designer, running an online made to order clothing business.