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Starting from Scratch Sewing- An Intensive Beginners Full Day

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Starting from scratch- Full day beginners sewing class 5 hours before event starts £95.00 £0.00

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 If you’ve always wanted to sew but never known where to start, this course is for you. Starting at the very beginning this step by step day will have you thrifty stitching in no time. During the day we will guide you through the basics

  Starting from scratch beginners sewing day   
  • Threading needles, and learn how to hand sew different types of hems. 
  • Cover a button, and sew on different types of button
  • Begin to use a sewing machine- Master bobbin winding, threading up the machine, sewing forward in straight or curvy lines, and how to turn corners.
  • Sew simple seams:- The basic building block of all sewing projects
  • Discover how to stop your sewing from unravelling in the wash with simple seam neatening 
  • Put together either a simple shopper bag or a simple cushion, and take away not only your finished project, but the pattern so you can make again at home 
  • Learn lots of handy tips and tricks of the trade from The original Sewing Producer for the Bee, Claire-Louise Hardie

All tools and materials included, just bring yourself! 

Unlimited tea, coffee and biscuits provided all day, along with a top playlist of tunes, and delicious afternoon cup cakes. Bring a sandwich for lunch (although there are plenty of local cafes)
11 am - 6 pm- arrive on time as session start promptly 
Cost - £95 (only 6 places per class)


Have questions about Starting from Scratch Sewing- An Intensive Beginners Full Day? Contact The Thrifty Stitcher

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Thrifty Studio
Unit 21, 4-6 Shelford Place
Stoke Newington
N16 9HS London
United Kingdom


The Thrifty Stitcher

Learn to sew with Claire-Louise Hardie, The Sewing Producer and Mastermind for The Great British Sewing Bee! She's a Professional Costumier with an impressive CV of employers that includes-
ITV:The RSC:The Royal National Theatre:BBC: Regent’s Park open air Theatre and “The Audience” with Dame Helen Mirren.


I have a passion for teaching beginners to sew!


When not teaching at The Thrifty Studio I'm also a Love sewing Magazine columnist: A Sewing Bee Author: Pattern Designer and a Masters student at London College of Fashion

My first book: ``The Great British Sewing Bee- Fashion with Fabric`` won best sewing book 2015 in the British Sewing Awards.

Some of my masters research work is currently part of the Balenciaga Exhibition at The V and A Museum. 


I offer small sized, friendly sewing classes and courses in Stoke Newington North London. 

My mission is to de-mystify the art of sewing and clothes making, showing you just how easy and fun it can be. We offer a range of contemporary sewing classes, suitable for adults at all levels. Fitting is our passion, and we love to helping students make clothes that fit.

Come and be inspired at my lovely working studio, and leave with a passion for sewing

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