Creative Thread Workshops. Learn, be inspired and experiment with textiles

Creative Thread Workshops

Machine Sewing for the Terrified

Date: Sat 11th Feb 2017
Time: 10am - 4pm
Venue: United Reformed Church hall, Garstang

A beginners introduction to Machine Sewing; master the basic functions on your sewing machine, or hire one of ours. Build your confidence and skills in the morning with a step by step guide and lots of sewing practice. In the afternoon try out your new found skills on a lovely sewing project.

Lovely comments from Susan Margetts
I just wanted to say a big thank you for a great course on Saturday! I would definitely recommend MSFTT to anyone who wants to learn how to use their machine. I had become very disillusioned with mine and it had sat in the loft for around 25 years but after your course I am feeling very inspired and have definitely bonded with my machine. After the morning session I felt a lot more confident using my machine and then in the afternoon I even surprised myself by making a beautiful book cover.
My machine will no longer be kept in the loft and I intend to use it regularly.

Thanks again and I look forward to seeing you again soon.

This beginners class is kept small, so you get lots of attention whilst getting to know your sewing machine.

You will learn how to; thread your machine, fill the bobbin, change the pressure foot on your machine, change a needle, we also cover tension, reverse and zig-zag stitch, how to stitch a perfect seam allowances to sewing perfect straight lines and tips on turning lovely neat corners.

In the afternoon put your new found skills to the test and make your very first project a lovely A6 removable note book cover. All the fabrics buttons, ribbons and note book are provided.

About Linda: textile artist and founder of Creative Thread Workshops.
Linda teaching Machine sewing for the terrified

I love teaching people to sew, watching each of you begin to relax as the day progresses whilst you learn to love your sewing machine. Sharing your excitement as you finish your first sewing project. Sending you home with new found confidence, what could be better?

You will need Your sewing machine, instruction manual, Spare bobbins for your machine, black thread Gutterman Sew All is a good choice. Sharp scissors, note book and pen. Lunch

You can hire one of our Janome machines, £10 for the day, with all thread included.

Fee: £45

Tutor: Linda Robinson

Terms and Conditions

Booking for all workshops is essential to avoid disappointment.

Please contact Linda either via email or phone to confirm there is a place available for the workshop you wish to attend. Your place will then be reserved for 10 days whilst you arrange payment either by cheque or BACs payment.

Creative Thread Workshops reserves the right to cancel a workshop if insufficient numbers enrol – we will either return your payment or offer an alternative date.

Payment is non-refundable if you cancel within 2 weeks of the workshop date. We will try our best to fill your place, if we do we will refund your payment or you can use your payment towards a future booking.

Map: United Reformed Church hall, Garstang

United Reformed Church Hall, Garstang, PR3,1 1FA

Workshop Booking Form

Please complete the booking form. Fields marked with * are mandatory

More than 2 places - group booking

Our venues are at various locations in and around Garstang.

Here are a selection of our venues which offer light airy and comfortable surroundings to enhance your creativity.

United Reformed Church Hall. Garstang Arts Centre, Garstang,

United Reformed Church Hall and Garstang Arts Centre, both are just off the High Street in the lovely town of Garstang.

We'd Love To Hear From You...

Thank you for visiting Creative Thread’s website.

Appreciating there are lots of people interested in sewing and textiles on many levels inspired the launch of Creative Thread Workshops. Please revisit regularly for new listings, if there are techniques that you wish to try out we would love to hear from you.

Creative Thread Workshops - the place to learn. Be inspired to sew and make beautiful things, with lovely fabrics, fibres and threads.

Happy Sewing!

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Thank you Linda. Very well planned, everything explained well and expanded upon when necessary. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Will see you again for another course.

Lynn Turner - attended the Machine Sewing for the Terrified workshop

I arrived a complete novice, feel much more competent now.

Alison McGowan - attended the Machine Sewing for the Terrified workshop

Excellent, clear instrutions in organised steps. Really inspired now. Had a great time. Linda is very encouraging and helpful.

Diana Cornthwaite - attended the Machine Sewing for the Terrified workshop

Very enjoyable morning, Linda was very patient and put us all at ease. Small group so lots of individual attention, will be back for more. Thanks

Carolyn Hatch - attended the Machine Sewing for the Terrified workshop

Fabulous workshop, creative fun and CAKE! Thank you Emma & Linda for a great day.

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Excellent workshop, explained well, enough time, good venue, Thank you

Nicol Wilkinson, support worker for visually impaired client. David Liddell attended Make your own Sock Monkey workshop.

Great way to spend a Saturday, good fun and a nice friendly atmosphere.

Gail Liddell attended Make your own Sock Monkey workshop

Had a thoroughly lovely day, After 54 years of wondering I now know how to get started. Thank you.

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