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Sewing for Beginners

  • The Stitchery 24 Sandyford Place Glasgow, Scotland, G37NG United Kingdom (map)

5-week course // Mondays, 6:30pm-9pm // Level: Pure Beginner // Cost: £120 // Places Available: 8 // Instructor: Katy Cameron of The Littlest Thistle // Projects: Tote bag, make-up purse, apron, or cushion cover

Get to grips with the basics of sewing and make something unique for yourself, a friend, or a loved one.

Led by Designer, Katy Cameron, this 5-week course is designed to give you a comprehensive introduction to the wonderful world of sewing and equip you with foundational skills that can be applied to a range of projects.

Learn how to use a sewing machine; discover different fabric types and terminology; practice stitches and seams, seam finishes, topstitching, hems, buttonholes, zippers and machine appliqué. Then harness your new found skills to create something special from a selection of mini projects including a tote bag, cushion cover, apron, or make-up purse.

Skill Level & Sewing Machines

This is a Pure Beginner level course, which means it's suitable for absolute beginners, or anyone who wants to firm up on the basics. The setting for this course is the relaxing, social atmosphere of The Stitchery studio, which comes fully equipped with a sewing machine for each student (you are welcome to bring your own if you like!).


  • An understanding of basic sewing techniques
  • One, two (or more!) finished items, made by you, in a fabric and styling of your choice.
  • A Sewing for Beginners e-book, with the instructions for all projects - so that you can go and make more!
  • A sample book with all your learned techniques, for future reference. 

Booking Your Place

To book your place on this course, please use our online booking system below. You can pay a deposit or, if you prefer, pay the full course amount. Please familiarise yourself with our Terms & Conditions before making your booking. 

You can pay by PayPal or any major debit/credit card.  NOTE: You do not need a PayPal account to make a booking. Simply click on the link which says "pay with a debit or credit card". It looks like this. 

Any Questions?

If you have any questions please have a look at our FAQs page. We also recommend reading the relevant page on our Student Resource Page, where you can find useful insights on the course structure and what supplies you'll need to bring to class (Note: If you don't see your course info up yet, don't panic, we'll have it up with enough time to get your supplies together before the course starts).

If you don't find your answer in either of these places, then please feel free to contact us. 


Earlier Event: February 11
Making Underpants
Later Event: February 25
Making Shirts