Intermediate & Experienced - Browse Sewing Classes & Courses

Intermediate - you've made at least 2 simple items of clothing with a sewing machine. We will help you progress, improve your finishing techniques and get confident sewing garments or home furnishings. 

Experienced - you can do the courses on this page but perhsps choose more challenging projects (if relevant). You've made five or more items of clothing using a sewing machine, including set in sleeves & are fairly confident cutting out and sewing unsupervised but will need some pointers and guidance on some things. You may need help learning to tissue-fit patterns to get a custom fit

We've included some courses below that are also suitable for you from our 'Beginner', 'Improver' and 'All' levels 

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More advanced than this? 
If you've made 5 or more items of clothing, including set in sleeves & are confident sewing unsupervised we class you as 'Experienced' level. 
You'll find many of Improver and Intermediate courses are suitable for you to brush up on skills and get confident and also why not take a look through the Experienced level courses here

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
We also have 2 Janome 6234XL overlockers 

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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