Do you have a sewing machine and want to learn the basics but don’t know where to turn?
Would you like to be able to make simple items that look professionally finished? Are you an absolute beginner, or are you just a little rusty?
Come along to the WizardMakes workshop and spend time learning how to use a sewing machine, learn to thread it, wind a bobbin and set it up for straight stitching. You’ll then use these skills to make a lined tote bag and, if time allows, a small zipped pouch.
We have Janome machines from their current range. These have a speed control that allows you to grow in confidence from a steady stitcher to a fast, efficient seamstress. We will begin our class using these machines, but you are welcome to bring along your own serviced machine if you would like a bit of advice on how to use it. We will look at student machines once the tote bag has been completed which may mean that you take the zipped pouch home as a kit rather than making it during the class.
(Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a repair service for machines.)
Maximum 6 participants per workshop. All materials are provided.
The workshop runs from 10am to 4pm and is held at the Peak District Yarns Studio and Workshop, Commercial Road, Tideswell, SK17 8NU. Lunch is not provided, but you are welcome to bring a packed lunch, or you can pop to one of the local cafes.
Skill level: Beginners
About WizardMakes: WizardMakes are a local sewing school run by an experienced teacher, Debs Eastmond, who has 20 years’ experience providing technical sewing education. We offer tailored courses to equip you with a complete toolbox of sewing skills in a supportive and fun environment. You will learn key techniques, including training in all levels of sewing and embroidery skills. We also run workshops for specific sewn items.
Cancellations by us:
Workshops may be cancelled the week before if there are insufficient numbers to reasonably justify going ahead. We will contact you as soon as possible if cancellation is likely.
If we regrettably have to cancel the workshop for any reason, you will receive a full refund or transfer to another workshop if feasible. If we do cancel a workshop, we cannot be held liable for any travel or accommodation costs you incur.
Cancellations by you:
If we can fill your spot with another student then you will receive a full refund for the cost of the workshop. If we can’t fill your spot with another student, then you will be charged for the workshop. The less notice you give us of your cancellation, the less likely it is that the ticket can be resold – please bear this in mind.