Event Cancelled

Beginners Sewing

Event: Cancelled

When: Saturday, May 8th 2021 - Sunday, May 9th 2021, Start Time: 10:00, End Time: 16:30

Where: The Stables Causeway, Cromarty IV11 8XS

Part of:
Applied Craft Workshops

NB. We regret, due to low take-up, this class has now been cancelled. There are currently still places available on the same course in June.

Is your sewing machine collecting dust in the back of a cupboard?  Or brand new, still sitting in its box awaiting your attention? Perhaps you are hoping for a new sewing machine for your birthday or Christmas? No matter if you have never even switched a machine on or haven't sewn since school, this workshop is for you!   

In this beginner's class you will be guided through the basics of your sewing machine: how to hem, add zips, topstitch and much more. You will learn how to draft a pattern, various techniques for cutting fabric and also constructing your projects. This course is designed to help build up your confidence in sewing, the use of your machine and generally help you to feel that you have the skills to continue sewing once you get home. Within this course you will make a lined tote bag, zippered pouch, cushion cover and, if time allows, bunting too. 

Come and learn how to sew in a friendly and easy-going environment under the expert, patient eye of tutor Rebecca Barbour.


The Basic Sewing Kit 

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

  • Fabric scissors
  • Paper scissors 
  • Seam ripper 
  • Dressmaking pins 
  • Hand sewing needles 
  • Threads 
  • Bobbins suitable for your machine 
  • Zipper Foot
  • 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) allowing you to learn and become familiar with your own machine. However, there will also be a limited amount of extra machines available if you do not have your own - please enquire upon booking. 

    All fabric and all haberdashery is supplied and included in the price, though if you have a favourite fabric you wish to use, you are welcome to bring it along.

£120    Includes tea / coffee and all materials. Please bring a packed lunch each day.
To book your place, request a booking form by email info@cromartyartstrust.org.uk or tel 01381 600354.

This course is also running on 12 & 13 June. You may also be interested in the two Dressmaking weekends, Introduction to Free Motion Embroidery workshop or Sewing Christmas Decorations workshop.

All our courses are run in strict adherence to the Covid safety protocols and regulations at the time. We exercise social distancing throughout the course as well as regular sanitising, wiping down of any shared equipment between uses, strict hygiene rules throughout each venue, wearing of masks in all communal areas, temperature checking on arrival and constant monitoring of the comfort and safety of participants.  If you feel at all unwell prior to the course, please alert us and DO NOT attend.

As everyone is well aware by now, the Covid situation and subsequent government restrictions and advice can change on a daily basis. We will inform you of any cancellations or changes to any element of courses as soon as we become aware of these.  If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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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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