Sew Simple: Get to Know Your Sewing Machine

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Join us online for an expert tutorial in how to set up and start sewing with your new machine!



1 hour Class size 1 to 20     label £5

Quickly to get to grips with your new sewing machine! The workshop will have you making beautiful sewing projects in no time, with the opportunity to see how simple the machine is to set up and learn basic techniques and skills. This is a great way to build your confidence and knowledge.

This workshop is perfect if you’re new to machine sewing and looking to get the most out of your new sewing machine. The hour session is designed for complete beginners, with lots of opportunity to ask questions.

The expert Hobbycraft Artisan will show you how to thread your machine and load a bobbin, give you a tour of all the features and accessories, and demonstrate sewing a few starter stitches.

Though there may be differences between the machine used for the demonstration and your own machine, the process will always be very similar. You may wish to refer to your manual or ask your Hobbycraft Artisan for advice.

 By the end of the workshop, you’ll walk away with a great knowledge of your machine and plenty of ideas on how to start using it!

 Workshop designed by Hobbycraft Artisan Stephanie Parker.



Knowledge required
  • Perfect for beginners!

What to bring
  • Use the templates sent to you within your confirmation email as a guide if you want to craft along during the workshop.
  • Scrap fabric for you to practise on (rough guide A5 or a fat quarter).
  • Fabric pen.
  • Ruler.

Your teacher
Hobbycraft Artisan
Hobbycraft Artisan

4.8 (1660)

Our expert Hobbycraft Artisans deliver our online workshops, each Artisan has their craft expertise and will be perfectly placed to help you start a completely new craft or advance your skills.

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Belinda Howell Sep 2021


Feeling much more comfortable trying out different stitches now. Also helped me get the right tension which has been holding me back a lot!

Linda Costa Sep 2021


I have had a few lessons has a beginner.

I had not had any more lessons since the start of the year and took this was a refresher. I also did learn a more things about my machine.

The teacher was quite informative and explained things as clearly as she could and had two different models of sewing machines to show people with
. The class was rather large, so there were a few people who were complete novices slightly struggled, to begin with.

However the teacher offered to check information with them and go through things. She answered questions and demonstrated on the camera. The camera itself was a little out of focus on occasions.

This was a technical cliche.

I would recommend these classes, to other people. They are a good place to springboard off to do other classes.

The price is very reasonable and good for those who are on a tight budget.

I will be doing other classes with Hobby Craft, in the very near future
Thank you

Jemma Lavelle Sep 2021


Very informative, lots of useful info and lovely presenter. Would have been good to be a bit longer.

Tracy Murden Sep 2021


A really informative session, easy to follow with a very friendly and patient tutor. Thank you

Jane Segaran Sep 2021


Brilliant ! Learnt so much. I am hoping there will be another class to the next stage. Easy to follow excellent

Kirsty Noakes Sep 2021


The presenter was very knowledgeable. I learned some helpful tips that will help my sewing.

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Verna Roe Sep 2021


Very informative and useful for anyone just starting to use a sewing machine. Will be looking out for other classes

Chloe Higginbottom Sep 2021


Clear instructions. Given plenty of camera angles and time to ask questions. Will be booking onto another one for button sewing in the near future.

Angela Chacko Aug 2021


It was really good. It would be really helpful if u sent the recorded video to us for future reference.

Julie Dixon Aug 2021


Great teaching and use of cameras to show the teacher and angles of the sewing machine. Very useful for absolute beginners.

Vivienne McLachlan Aug 2021


Very good , friendly member of staff who explained things well . Learned a lot , would recommend it to others , thank you

Sara Evans Aug 2021


This workshop has given me the confidence to really get started with my new sewing machine. I have realised that the machine is actually easier to use than my 40 my year old one, although it looks more complicated. The Hobbycraft Artisan was knowledgeable, but went at a nice steady pace, so it was very easy to understand. It has inspired me to try the exercises on the practice templates and I am looking forward to joining more workshops when they are available.

Helen Shade Aug 2021


Great for very new beginners to sewing, look forward to more workshops with more details

Eurydyka Czerska Aug 2021


The host was very good, but the video recording was out of focus when doing close-ups. During the demo, every time someone made a noise as they kept the mic on, their window shows instead of the host. And I couldn't see what the host was showing.

Alyson Saunders Aug 2021


Very good workshop, Steph was lovely & very helpful. Good for absolute beginners, going through all basics. Really enjoyed it!

Samantha Sandilands Aug 2021


Really great class for beginners, as someone who had no idea what they were doing before the class I now understand the basics of how to use my machine and I can't wait to learn more! The leader of the session was really helpful and knowledgeable too.

Susan Meldon Aug 2021


Was the timing a little out, the sheets suggested we would do basic sewing which I was hoping for. But after 45 mins threading the machine was still being covered.

Frances Biggin Aug 2021


Super class which took me from knowing absolutely zero to being able to use my machine to sew using basic stitches.

Dawn Cundill Aug 2021


Great, StephyMarie was very knowledgeable, good at explaining and patient. I found it very helpful, thank you.

Charlotte Underwood Aug 2021


Really useful class and friendly tutor. She didn't rush through and was patient when people asked things she had already explained. Thank you!

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