Beginner Sewing Class - Make a Tote Bag

Learn how to use a sewing machine and upcycle reclaimed textiles into tote bag at this Edinburgh sewing class!

3 hours Class size 2 to 4     label £47

Discover the joy of sewing and unleash your creativity at this beginner sewing class in Edinburgh. Led by sustainable designer Jen Byrne, you'll receive a comprehensive introduction to sewing and learn how to put your new skills to use making a personal and unique tote bag!
In this workshop, you'll gain essential sewing knowledge and practical tips to build your confidence. From filling a bobbin to threading your sewing machine, you'll learn about the different machine parts and troubleshooting techniques. You'll also have plenty of time to practice with the sewing machine to ensure you feel comfortable using it.
During the course, you'll learn:
  • How to fill a bobbin, thread your sewing machine, learn about the different parts and their functions, basic troubleshooting.
  • Time to practice with the sewing machine to get comfortable using it.
  • How to make a simple tote bag to practice your new skills
Please note: this venue is accessed by stairs and has no lift.
Knowledge required
Suitable for complete beginners and those returning to sewing who need a refresher.
What you'll get
  • Guidance and information on how to get started using a sewing machine
  • Materials and equipment to make your own tote bag
What to bring
You're welcome to bring your own sewing machine or materials if you wish, but it is not required.

Abbeymount Studios - 2 Easter Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5AN, Scotland

The Studio is well serviced by lots of bus routes: 1, 4, 5, 19, 26, 34, 35, 44, 45, 113, 124, X5, X6, X7. A small car park is available. Abbeymount is an old Victorian building and the studio is accessed by stairs.

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by Jen Byrne
by Jen Byrne

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I am a sustainable fashion designer from Dublin, now based in Edinburgh. I studied Fashion Design in Ireland before coming to Scotland to do a Masters in Sustainable & Ethical Fashion.
My work uses exclusively vintage and reclaimed materials in a bid to showcase the beauty of reuse!
I really enjoy teaching people and sharing in the joy of creating, upcycling and making unique pieces.
Join me in a group session or 1:1 to learn sewing, upcycling, pattern drafting and more!

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2024-06-28 15:00:00
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