Beginners Sewing Workshop

When: Saturday, September 16th 2017 - Sunday, September 17th 2017, Start Time: 10:00, End Time: 16:30

Where: The Old Brewery Burnside Place, Cromarty IV11 8XQ

Part of:
Applied Craft Workshops

Please note: this course is now fully booked! If you would like to put your name down for similar potential future courses, please email us as demand is high and there will be others...

This course is suitable for complete beginners or those who are looking to return to sewing after time away. It's designed to give you the confidence to start your own sewing projects at home. You will learn the basic of sewing including how to operate and navigate your way around a sewing machine, read and understand a basic sewing pattern, pinning and cutting out of fabric, using basic sewing tools and construction of projects.

You will complete a number of projects over the two days. Each will introduce you to a new skill or technique and give you something to take home and be proud of!

Projects include:

Envelope Cushion 


Tote Bag 

Additionally - There will be time at the end to look over any sewing projects that you would like to start at home including looking at patterns that you may have. Depending on the speed of the first three projects we will also attempt to look at making a Zipped Make-up Bag.

The Basic Sewing Kit

It would be helpful to have a basic sewing kit for this course, but not essential as there will tools available for use.

  • Fabric scissors
  • Seam ripper
  • Dressmaking pins
  • Hand sewing needles
  • Threads
  • Dressmaking tape measure
  • Sewing gauge
  • Bobbins suitable for your machine
  • Temporary markers - this could be tailor's chalk, fade or wash-away pen

Sewing Machine

You will be required to bring your own sewing machine (which can be left securely overnight within the sewing room) this allow you to learn and become familiar with your own machine. There will be a very limited amount of machines available if you do not have your own machine please enquire upon booking.


£45 per day   Please bring a packed lunch.  Tea & coffee provided.

Tutor - Rebecca Barbour

Brought up in Cromarty, Rebecca is now based in the north of Glasgow.  She is predominantly self taught and has been sewing and crafting from a young lass. She has taken her love of showing friends and family to learn this lifelong skill to teaching classes in her local community.

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Contact Information

19 Bank Street, Cromarty
IV11 8YE Scotland

T: 01381 600354


Cromarty Arts Trust is recognised as a Scottish Charity number SC003018

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