Jan 21 2021


18:30 - 20:30


£96 / £72

CANCELLED 4-Week Machine and Hand Sewing Masterclass, Thursday 21st January – 11th February 2021

Welcome to our 4-week introduction to all things sewing! If you’re keen to get to grips with machine sewing, hand sewing, alterations and more then this is the course for you.

This 4-week course will be running every Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm, from 21st January – 11th February 2021.

All materials will be provided, plus all-important tea and coffee to fuel your creativity. Please feel free to bring along your own sewing machine to learn on if you have one, as well as any fabrics, materials and clothes you’d like to work on. Otherwise, we have everything you need here.

Complete newbies welcome! Each week we will take you through a new process step by step, teaching you new skills and techniques which you’ll build on across the weeks. Minimum age for this workshop is 14 years old.

Dates and further details of all 4 workshops can be found below:

Day One – How to Use a Sewing Machine:
This first lesson will introduce you to a sewing machine, taking you through each part of the machine and their functions, as well as the various settings which are common on modern machines. We will teach you how to thread a machine, and how to change a bobbin and machine needle as and when needed. You’ll then have time to practice machine sewing with various settings to get a real feel for it.

Day Two – Zips and Button Holes
In this second class, we will teach you how to add zips and button holes to various projects including clothing and homewares such as cushion covers. These are two techniques which people often have trouble with so you’ll have the whole session to learn and practice how to do this until your fully confident.

Day Three – Alterations. Participants are invited to bring along their own clothing if they wish, or can work on pieces provided by us.
In our third session together, you’ll learn how to make a hem for both trousers and tops to finish off your clothing neatly and professionally, whether you’re altering your own clothes, repairing hems which have come undone, or making new items of clothing. We’ll then show you how to use various techniques to mend holes, including dry felting, hand sewing and applique.

Day Four – Project
In our final session together, you’ll be shown how to make your very own tote bag to take home with you. You can bring along your own fabric to work with, or choose from our range of fabrics at the Remakery. We will show you how to use general paper patterns and the meaning of the symbols which are commonly found on these patterns. You’ll then use this knowledge to make your tote bag using a paper pattern model provided by us.

This workshop will be taking place at the Edinburgh Remakery, 127 Leith Walk EH6 5JQ. We will be using our newly refurbished workshop space which allows for easy social distancing, whilst still creating a comfortable environment for this fun creative session.

More details of the measures we are taking to ensure your health, safety and comfort during your time with us will be emailed out to confirmed attendees the week before the workshop start date.



Workshop Cancellations, Changes, and Refunds

Should you wish to cancel or make any changes to your workshop booking then please phone us on 0131 629 9358.

You may cancel with a full refund five or more working days before the course or workshop start date. For cancellations made five or fewer working days before the event, no refund or changes to a booking can be made.

We may be able to offer you a place on an equivalent course or workshop instead of a refund if we are notified up to five working days before the course or workshop start date, and if there is availability.

In the event that a workshop is cancelled, we will offer you the choice to transfer your space to the next available workshop, a workshop of your choosing, or offer you a full refund. You will be informed of cancellations at least three days before the event.

Concessionary Discount Information 

We are able to offer a maximum of two concession spaces per workshop. These are available on a first come first serve basis. If they do not appear in the ticket selection section, they have been sold. Many of our workshops are repeated so please return to our main workshop page for more upcoming dates. Concession prices are applicable if you are a receiving benefits, unemployed, or over the age of 60. Proof of eligibility where possible will be required when attending the workshop.

Health and Safety

If you have any medical conditions which may affect your ability to carry out certain tasks within the workshop, then we advise that you seek advice from your GP prior to booking. Please also inform us of any medical conditions prior to the start of the workshop.

Photography and Filming

We may at times record or photograph workshops for use in marketing and publications linked to the Edinburgh Remakery. Disruption of workshops will be kept to an absolute minimum. If you would like to know more, please email

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