Sewing – learn to know and love your sewing machine – follow on

Sewing – learn to know and love your sewing machine – follow on

Course Details

This course is suitable for anyone who has an interest in sewing and would like to progress their skills but finds that they are hindered by their lack of knowledge of their sewing machine functions.

Students should already know how to thread their machine and bobbin prior to the start of this workshop.

By the end of the workshop you will have gained experience and knowledge in the correct use of your sewing machine, what the different feet and attachments are for and how to use them, how to correctly wind the bobbin, thread the machine, set tensions and maintain your machine. 

You will be given information on threads, machine needles, fabric types etc. to ensure trouble free sewing.  This will be followed by basic and more advanced sewing techniques to get you started.

Please bring along – sewing machine, machine accessories and instruction manual, fabric scraps to practise on, scissors, pins, spare machine needles, variety of dark threads e.g. red, dark green or mid blue – (Gutterman) , notebook and pen. Please also bring a packed lunch.

There is a cost of £2 for a sample pack which is payable to the Tutor. 

Information & Support

You will be taught through practical demonstration and hands on experience.  The Tutor will demonstrate various techniques at relevant points during the day.

Courses and workshops will be offered throughout the year giving learners the opportunity to further develop their skills.  Please see our latest Leisure Courses brochure for details.

Available dates and locations

Code Location Date Time Cost Contact
Code: LNAC3311SP Location: New Milton - Fusee House Date: 26/03/2022 Time: 10:00 to 15:30 Cost: £40.00 Contact: 01590 625222
Code: LNAC3311SU Location: New Milton - Fusee House Date: 18/06/2022 Time: 10:00 to 15:30 Cost: £40.00 Contact: 01590 625222

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enrol on a course?

To enrol please call one of the numbers below:

Brockenhurst or Lymington courses 01590 679457

New Milton or Ringwood courses 01590 625222

Can I start the course part way through?

For some courses, this may be possible.  Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk to confirm.

What do you define as a 'beginner'?

Beginner is someone who has little or no knowledge of the subject area.

Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for further clarification or to take a quick assessment to find out the most suitable level for you.

What do you define as 'intermediate'?

Intermediate is for those who have completed a beginners course with us or have some knowledge of the subject but would like to learn more.

Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for further clarification or to take a quick assessment to find out the most suitable level for you.

What do you define as 'advanced'?

Advanced for those who have completed an intermediate course with us or are proficient in the subject.

Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for further clarification or to take a quick assessment to find out the most suitable level for you.

Are there any age restrictions (young/old)?

Students need to be 19 years old or over.

There is no upper age limit.

What should I take with me on the day?

Please see ‘Information & Support’ within each individual course information page.

If you require further details please email leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk

How much does the course cost?

The cost of each course will be displayed on each individual course information page.

If you require further details please email leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk

Can I pay for the course in instalments?

Each course needs to be paid in full before the start of the course.

Are there any concessions available?

Reduced fees may apply for those on specific benefits.

Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for more details.