Learn to Sew Level 1 - Beginner's Sewing Class at Parkside Community College

Skill level: Total Beginner

We're excited to introduce our new Beginner Sewing Class. If you're very new to sewing, this is a great class to get you started.


Taking place in one sessions, you'll spend 3 hours learning to sew. During the class you will:


  • Get to know a sewing machine (basic overview of a sewing machine including how to thread a machine and tension adjustments)

  • Practice sewing! Learn basic sewing machine stitches & seams

  • Learn to sew a small drawstring bag


The drawstring bag is a useful accessory to store items such as make-up and it's a great sustainable alternative to wrapping paper, perfect for small presents such as toiletries or accessories. We'll provide gorgeous vintage/reclaimed fabrics (first come, first served on choice) as well as extra materials such as cord and trims if you want to decorate your bag. You don't need a sewing machine or equipment, we have lovely Janome machine, so you just need to turn up and sew!


This class costs £50.



What's included in the class?

Fabric and materials for the drawstring bag. The fabric we supply for the drawstring bag is vintage or reclaimed fabric as we like to stay as sustainable as possible. Equipment such as sewing machine, scissors and tape measure are available to use during the class.


Skill level

This class is for beginner sewers who are new to sewing. It is the perfect class for people new to using a sewing machine or beginners that would like to start making their own clothes.  


What do I need to bring?

Although pins, scissors and tape measure will be provided for you to borrow, please bring your own if you have them as well as pen and paper to take notes. If you have any questions about fabric or equipment, email us at


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