Know Your Sewing Machine

Are you and your sewing machine best friends? Is it a new machine, or have you had it for some time and never really properly used it?

Do not panic, bring it along to this class and we will start with the basics of threading it up, winding the bobbin, setting the tension, changing the needle, selecting different stitches and sewing a seam, and soon you will fall in love with your machine.

You will learn how to use your various machine feet and other accessories for your sewing machine. We will be using stabilisers and also talking through how to service your machine.


What to Bring on the Day

  • Sewing Machine (Needs to be PAT tested we can do that in house for £3)

  • All the feet and attachments that go with your sewing machine

  • All the feet and attachments that go with your sewing machine

  • The instruction booklet from your sewing machine

  • Thread for Sewing & Scissors

  • Bring materials of different thicknesses, if unsure feel free to contact the shop

Tea and Coffee will be provided on the day. Please bring a packed lunch.


Course run from 10am to 4pm

2019 Dates

Monday 4th March 2019
Tuesday 1st October


  This class costs £48 for the day. Your machine should be PAT tested, which we can do for £3

“I haven’t used my sewing machine for years and was quite nervous about starting again. I needn’t have worried, the course was taken at my pace and there was loads of help from Anne. I’m looking forward to the rest of the training days in the ‘Block’ and have resolved to keep sewing!!”

Sally Johnson, Block a Month

“I booked the Block a Month early this year and it’s been fabulous. I have had loads of help from Anne and the team and feel much more confident in my sewing skills now. Let’s just say a few family members will be getting homemade Christmas presents this year. Next year, I may give embroidery a try!!”

Adele Blount, Block a Month Course

Learn how to use your sewing machine

Call us now to book this course

CALL ON 01629 734100