Beginner's & Refresher - Browse Sewing Classes & Courses

Everything on this page is suitable for absolute beginners brand new to sewing. We teach beginners to sew every day so no need to feel nervous if you've never sewn before, you'll be in good company! So if...

  • you're completely new to sewing - you've never used a sewing machine, or even picked up a needle, fabric or pins
  • or you sewed years ago and have forgotten how
  • or you want a refresher of the basics of using a sewing machine

...this is your page! Choose a sewing course or class from this page as your starting point - you'll be joining a group of others just like you, or in our Stitch Classes you'll be in a small mixed level class (5 people) where totally newbie sewers join us each week!

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More useful info...

Pop in:
If you want to pop in and see the space and or have a chat before you book your first class call on 07958964810 or book onto one our free advice and chat sessions above

Sewing machines:
We provide Janome 525s sewing machines* which are ideal for beginners and similar to many others in the shops so great to learn on - or bring your own if you prefer and we'll help you learn how to use it with confidence

Other beginner classes we offer at Sew In Brighton:

  • For all levels children's sewing classes click here
  • For beginner Lampshade making click here
  • For Overlocking for beginner overlocker users click here

Here's a reminder of all our Experience Levels:

  • Beginner
    - You're brand new to sewing, never sat at a sewing machine or picked up a hand sewing needle, never pinned & cut fabric
    - You want to re-learn/refresh the machine sewing basics from scratch
  • Improver - You have used and threaded up a sewing machine before, sewn in a straight line following a seam allowance, perhaps made a small item like a bag or cushion - but may need a reminder
  • Intermediate - You've made at least 2 simple items of clothing with a sewing machine
  • Experienced - You've made 5 or more items of clothing using a sewing machine, including set in sleeves & are confident sewing unsupervised

*Sewing Machines: our in-class 'Janome 525S' sewing machines are lent to us from Janome. They are non computerised so very easy to use and are replaced every 18 months. These are sold locally at Brighton Sewing Centre & Varneys (details here) should you like them and fancy getting your own

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