Get to know your sewing machine

Make and Making course

If you want to start at the very beginning this is the place for you – our ‘get to know your sewing machine’ workshop.

During this 5 hour workshops you’ll be taught everything you need to learn to sew.

Topics covered will include;

The parts of the sewing machine
Threading a machine and winding a bobbin
Stitch selection
Starting to sew
Setting tension
Seam Allowances
Presser feet and how to change them
Basic sewing machine maintenance
Creating and using a simple pattern
Make a cushion




08 Sep 2022


9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Book Event

Get to know your sewing machine £65
Available Tickets: 8
The Get to know your sewing machine ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.

What you will need

You will need half a metre of fabric at least 140cm wide for the cushion cover, 1 or 2 buttons no bigger than 2.5cm (1 inch) diameter and a 40cm cushion pad.

Remember that fabrics do not need to be new and off the roll. They can come from old clothes, bedding and furnishings. I am happy to advise regarding suitability and quantity if you are looking to use recycled ones.

We can provide a variety of threads for use. However, if you wish to colour match exactly I suggest that your source a reel prior to the workshop to be on the safe side.

Covid precautions

Whilst we continue to live with Covid where at all possible please bring your own sewing machine and sewing kit. Resources are available on-site if necessary. Please view our Covid-19 page for the latest guidance.


Drinks and biscuits will be available but we recommend that you bring a packed lunch with you.


During all of our workshops photographs are taken for promotional purposes only. Please make us aware at the time of booking if you would prefer not to be included.

Sarah Brangwyn


Sarah Brangwyn

Owner of Made and Making, Sarah has been sewing all her life. Her passion is helping others to gain the same level of enjoyment from mastering these creative skills. She's known for her infectious enthusiasm, her endless knowledge and for her knack for explaining things clearly, leading to lots of 'aha!' moments. In a previous life, Sarah was a branch manager in an insurance firm. Taking redundancy in 2012 allowed her to follow her dream of creating a hub for sewing and craft. At Made and Making Sarah teaches sewing, crochet, needle felting and other craft courses. She's also one of the tutors for the children's workshops. When family life allows, Sarah loves nothing more than immersing herself in her own projects.

You may also like...

Shopping Cart
Scroll to Top