Maximum Class Size: 6
If you have never used a sewing machine before or you’re feeling a bit rusty, this is the class for you. We will familiarise you with the machine itself and teach you all the basic skills of machine sewing to give to the confidence to start simple projects on your own.
In this class you will cover the following techniques:
You will use all these new skills during the 3.5 hour class to make a fully functioning zipped pencil case made from Ray Stitch fabric that is yours to keep and use forever! All materials, tools and refreshments are provided. (If you would like to learn to sew on your own machine, please bring it along - provided it is less than 10 years old.)
“I attended Introduction to Machine Sewing in the morning then The Next Step in the afternoon and time passed very quickly, both teachers were very helpful and instructions were easy to follow, will definitely book another class” - Milly
“A really great introduction class, will be back for the follow up class!” - Sian
“An excellent introduction to sewing on a machine. We covered so much in such a short period of time and great to have made something to take home” - Laura
ABOUT YOUR TEACHER
Moyna Hamilton studied clothing technology at London College of Fashion before going straight into the fashion industry and working as a pattern cutter. For over 18 years she worked for a wide range of companies from designers to high street suppliers and, after having children, she also successfully set up and ran her own children’s bed linen and accessories company called Eazy-Tiger. More recently she has been teaching in primary and secondary schools and is pleased to be combining her experience in schools with her years of experience in fashion to teach others the art of sewing, pattern cutting and making their own clothes.
Luisa Tobitt began to develop her interest in stitch and textiles whilst studying for a BA in Sculpture at Brighton University. Much of her work involved taking garments apart, reworking them and stitching onto them. On completion of her degree, Luisa returned to London and studied a Diploma in Theatrical Costume at Kensington & Chelsea College. She spent the next two years studying design, pattern cutting, construction and decoration for 18th Century dress and the Victorian era. Gaining a Diploma in Handcraft Tailoring at London College of Fashion closely followed this and three years later Luisa also gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Pattern Cutting & Garment Technology, also at London College of Fashion. With a strong love for vintage fashion, Luisa enjoys using vintage patterns, reworking vintage garments and studying traditional sewing techniques.
Rosie Boycott-Brown developed an interest in fashion whilst at school, she grew up in a very creative environment and was taught the technical skills involved in dressmaking and pattern cutting from her mother who worked in the industry. She went on to study Fashion & Knitted Textiles at Winchester School of Art and enjoyed a career in the knitwear industry, designing commercially for several High Street retailers. She has always enjoyed making her own clothes in her spare time. In 2013 Rosie made an impulsive decision to start her own label and now enjoys a full time career designing and making her own range of knitwear & homeware under the brand name Rose B. Brown.