Are you a complete sewing newbie? Are you feeling daunted at the thought of using a sewing machine? Does it feel like rocket science to you? Are you looking for a crush course that teaches how to use a sewing machine as well as how to use simple sewing patterns and  basic cutting skills?

Did you know that, when taught by someone who knows what they’re doing, learning to use a sewing machine is easy and fun? We promise – this workshop is exactly what you’re looking for! After spending three hours with one of our expert tutors, you will come away feeling confident, proud of your achievements and inspired to practice and learn more. Plus, you will be the owner of a fabulous new boxy tote bag 🙂 What’s there not to like??? And it gets even better! All materials are included free of cost, you get to keep the pattern so you can make more bags at home, and you will receive step-by-step Pdf instructions!

No previous sewing machine experience is necessary in order to join this workshop. You will also benefit from it if you have previously taken our Learn to Use a Sewing Machine workshop or, our Ultimate Beginners Intro to Sewing (Gifts & Accessories) Course and you’d like a refresher, or if  after taking those classes you want to learn to work with simple accessory type sewing patterns and gain some basic cutting experience

So just come along, be part of a lovely small group with plenty of individual attention from the tutor, learn to sew, chat and make friends. The tea and biscuits are on us. We can’t wait to meet you!


  • How to set up and thread a sewing machine and how to wind a bobbin
  • How to cut and pin fabric using a simple pattern
  • How to sew straight seams and how to finish them with zigzag stitching
  • How to sew corners
  • How to create a boxy shape
  • How to troubleshoot common sewing machine issues

And much more!

* Please arrive 5 minutes early to ensure prompt start and to make the most of your class.

Got some questions about this course? Please read our FAQs page before contacting us!

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Additional Information

  • Once your booking is complete, you will receive an order confirmation and a receipt from us, as well as a receipt from Paypal. Please check your junk or promotional folders if you can’t find them in your main inbox.
  • You will also receive a welcome/further info email a couple of days before the course/class starts. Please check the other folders as mentioned above if it doesn’t reach your inbox.
  • Bookings are non refundable and only transferable subject to availability and to our discretion. Please read our Terms & Conditions  for more information.
  • Please arrive 5 minutes early and wait outside the main entrance. We will come and let you in a few minutes before starting time. If you happen to be late please ring the Yellow Studio buzzer. Unfortunately we won’t be able to let you into the studio if you arrive earlier than 5 minutes before starting time.

Find Us

  • We are located in the Waterloo area, right opposite St Thomas’ Hospital A&E and within close walking distance from Waterloo, Lambeth North and Westminster stations.
  • The Old Paradise Yard can be tricky to find and phone maps directions will send you to the wrong place. Please click here for detailed directions, transport links and our address.