Beginners’ Sewing Machine Skills

Adults' Arts & Craft Classes

This course will not run again until September 2025.

Class Details

(23 customer reviews)

Class Name: Beginners’ Sewing Machine Skills
Learners per Class: 4

No. of Sessions: 3
Length of Session: 3 hours

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This beginners’ sewing machine skills course has been designed to help you master a sewing machine! From the basics of threading up, through to hems and French seams, you’ll leave feeling confident in your sewing abilities!


This course is run over 3 sessions to ensure that you have mastered the basics thoroughly and will not forget which is your presser foot or your stitch selector when you try to carry on crafting at home. We are passionate about you leaving this course able to use a machine independently and then if you wish to develop your skills further we have a variety of courses that follow on from dressmaking to patchwork cushions.


Your Tutor: Karen Rogers

Cat lover, craftaholic but most of all passionate about teaching

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23 reviews for Beginners’ Sewing Machine Skills

  1. Alison Timperley (verified owner)

    Brilliant informative course! Felt confident enough to order my own machine after just one lesson ?

  2. Janice Drabble (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed the Beginners Sewing Machine Skills Course. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn how to use a sewing machine.

  3. Mary Gordon (verified owner)

    A great course. Karen is endlessly patient kind and encouraging. Would recommend this course to anyone.

  4. Lisa (verified owner)

    Fabulous course. Managed to make 3 items I’m really happy with 🙂

  5. Gill Wild

    I can now sew!
    A relaxing and enjoyable environment. I have thoroughly enjoyed the beginners machine sewing course and happy with the garments I have made. I am now looking forward to booking onto more courses at Straightcurves.
    Thank you to Karen my tutor for all her help. ?

  6. Janine (verified owner)

    Great introduction to sewing. Small group size and Karen is a great teacher. Patient, common sense approach and funny 🙂 had a great 3 weeks and am now confident using a machine for basic hems, seams and making a few bags. Would definitely recommend the course as a gift or as a treat for yourself, to learn something new and be creative. Thanks Karen!

  7. Hannah (verified owner)

    Amazing course would recommend to anyone

  8. Suzanne Hunt (verified owner)

    Had an absolutely great time with Karen . Making a cushion , A drawstring Bag and a Tote bag. Very relaxing and an easy time. Karen puts you at ease . Would definitely recommend. Would like to come back to do another course. Thank you Karen .

  9. Sean Soe (verified owner)

    I really enjoy my 3 weeks sewing class with Karen… she made brilliant tea and really easy to understand by giving lots of good examples and tips… I would recommend this course to anyone…

  10. Becky (verified owner)

    Fantastic course, I now feel comfortable sewing and made a cushion cover, drawstring bag and tote bag. Thank you Karen!

  11. Donna Kemp (verified owner)

    Great course, really informative whilst being fun and relaxed. It was great to be able to make items to take home each day and feel able to start my own projects. Thanks!

  12. Christine

    Excellent course, starts with naming the parts of a sewing machine and how to thread it followed by practise sewing and then making 3 simple, useful items. Gives you the confidence to use a machine. Would recommend.

  13. Chris (verified owner)

    Good fun, well explained and lovely people on the course too.

  14. Chris (verified owner)

    Great course, awesome teacher and learnt a lot in such a short amount of time – met a bunch of really cool and fun people too – highly recommend 🤩🤩🤩

  15. Anne (verified owner)

    Very relaxing atmosphere , excellent tutor who encourages you to ask as many questions exactly what you need when its outside your comfort zone😁😁. Thanks Karen.

  16. Clare Lynam (verified owner)

    Really enjoyed the course. A great way to spend a Sunday morning. I’ve learnt to use a sewing machine and made a few great items. I’ll definitely be doing more courses.

  17. Eileen (verified owner)

    Fantastic, all inspiring sewing course, couldn’t believe I could make useful things each lesson! Left on a high every week. Karen was so welcoming and helpful, I felt so at ease and met some lovely people at the same time. Very enjoyable. Will certainly be booking again.

  18. Katherine (verified owner)

    Fantastic course, enjoyed every week and learnt so much! Karen explains everything so clearly and gives you time to practise making sure you are confident with your newly learnt skills. By the end of the last session I had already booked on the dressmaking course!

  19. Gill Berry (verified owner)

    Excellent fun and very rewarding – nice easy steps and a great small group of people. Would recommend to everyone.

  20. clare ryall (verified owner)

    I have just completed the beginners sewing course & have loved every minute of it. We were a small group of 4 & it was so nice getting to know each other. Karen was so kind & patient whilst teaching us & the sessions were so calm it was almost meditative. As good as any spa day, I bloody loved it & will be going back.

  21. Julie Smith (verified owner)

    Very enjoyable, and easy to learn with a great small group of people. I am loving my new hobby already, thank you Karen!

  22. Emma (verified owner)

    Absolutely loved this course! Feel so much more confident in using a sewing machine!

  23. Thelma

    Just completed this course. I throughly enjoyed it.
    Karen is a very patience tutor with lots of experience. I’d recommended this course it’s worth every penny.

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