Learn to Sew at The Good Stitch
Learning to sew, to use a sewing machine & sew your own garments or accessories, is a journey to a wonderful hobby that can give you a sense of achievement, the chance to create the things you want in the fabrics you choose & will connect you to a huge community of like minded crafters.
We offer classes from beginners to improvers, to support you at whatever stage you’re at in your own sewing journey.
If you have little experience of using a sewing machine, or if it’s been a few years & you’d like a refresher, then join our Introduction to Machine Sewing class. 2 hours dedicated to understanding what a sewing machine can do, how to take care of it & how to get yourself out of trouble if something’s not quite right. We teach on our class Janome machines in groups of 3 people.
We offer two beginners classes to develop confidence in using patterns, cutting fabric & sewing up a project. Sew A Tote Bag will teach you how to sew French seams, sew & turn a tube, top stitch to finish & the all important pressing in between. Sew PJ Trousers will teach you how to lay out large pattern pieces, cut out & sew up, including elasticated waist & neat seams & hems. Both classes include fabric options as well as all the equipment you’ll need, so you only need to bring yourself. Again, classes are limited to 3 people.
When you’re comfortable using a sewing machine & ready to progress to using commercial sewing patterns, you can book onto our Open Sewing Classes. Our Month of Sewing Classes book up quickly so we also offer individually bookable classes that you can book as often as you’d like. These 2.5 hour classes offer a very flexible format. You bring your project, pattern & fabric for Vicki to support you to learn the skills you need. Classes are limited to 3 people & you can use either Janome or Bernina sewing machines. So far, people have brought brand new projects as well as projects they’ve stalled on, toiles to get help with fitting & make pattern alterations, ready-to-wear garments to make alterations & clothing needing repairs.
So whatever level you are at on your sewing journey, we’re here to help you make progress.