INTRO TO SEWING WORKSHOP (TOTE BAG)
Course Information

// WORKSHOP LENGTH // 
6 hours (includes 30min lunch break)

// TOPICS COVERED //
Sewing machine basics, stitches & seams, fabric terms, simple hems, basic seam finishes.

// OUTCOMES // 
Students will use learned techniques to create a tote bag in a fabric of their choice.

What Do I Need to Bring?

For the Intro to Sewing workshop you will need:

  • A basic sewing kit (details below).
  • 1 metre of medium-weight cotton fabric 
  • 1 spool of polyester thread
  • A packed lunch

Do I Need My Own Sewing Machine?

Students are not required to bring their own machines to class, but are welcome to do so if they wish. The Stitchery has eight CXL301 machines available for student use, which is enough for even our biggest classes. We also sell a range of Janome sewing machines and offer discounted prices to all our students. 

If you're planning on bringing your own machine, please contact us and let us know the make and model. 

 The Janome CXL301 - We have 10 of these in our studio for student use. 

The Janome CXL301 - We have 10 of these in our studio for student use. 

How Do I Pay My Balance?

If you booked your place by paying a deposit, you're balance is due no less than 14 days before the date of the workshop. For instructions on how to pay your balance please visit our balance payments page

If you are no longer able to attend the workshop, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can offer your place to someone on the waiting list. If you are cancelling your place, please check out the our Cancellations & Refunds Policy on the FAQs page before proceeding. 

 

Fabric & Supplies

BASIC SEWING KIT

For anyone learning to sew, we always recommend investing in your own supplies. We sell everything you'll need for this course at our studio, so you're welcome to wait until you arrive. And we do have some tools available for student use, so if you'd rather not invest yet, that's okay. 

If you're purchasing kit items separately, here's what you'll need: 

  • Fabric scissors - We sell Fiskars brand 
  • Dressmaking pins
  • Thread - A colour to match your main fabric (always go slightly darker if you can't find a match). We sell the Gutterman brand at the studio and highly recommend this. 

FABRIC

For the Intro to Sewing Workshop you'll need to bring 1 metre of medium-weight cotton fabric. We recommend 100% cotton for this. The fabric colour and print (design) is entirely up to you and choosing it is part of the fun of these workshops! 

 Cotton fabrics with different prints and some Gutterman threads of different colours.

Cotton fabrics with different prints and some Gutterman threads of different colours.

SHOPPING FOR FABRICS

Please feel free to pick up your fabric from wherever you like, but we do have some recommendations:

And if you enjoy shopping online, and would like some help choosing fabric, then why not visit The Splendid Stitch. This is a fabulous online fabric shop, based here in Glasgow. And The Stitchery has our own special page on their website, with course-specific recommendations and even some course-specific kits. There are kits available for this Intro to Sewing course.