Beginner's sewing machine skills is on 10am 5th Nov & again on 18th Nov 10am, the class is 3 hour. It’s for you if you've just bought a sewing machine, or maybe it's been hiding in the loft, this class is for you. This is for a complete beginner or those who haven't sewn in a long time.
I teach you how to thread your sewing machine and bobbin and how to sew three types of seams that what they're used for and on different types of fabric. Also, how to sew stretch fabric, as we use so much of that these days and that is a special technique for using it.
When and how to change the needle for the type of fabric that you're using. How and when to change the foot on your sewing machine and show you how to use a few basic types of foot. What they're used for those low loads of different types, but most of us only use a few because the others are a bit superfluous. Then, I'll teach you different types of hemming, a blind hem, and a rolled hem.
But if you can't make that date either, get in touch. I'll see if I can accommodate you on a day and time to suit you. Maybe you could find a small group of friends that would like to join you, as I say a maximum of 4 people so that you get lots of individual attention and help and if there's a particular thing you're struggling with, we can talk over that as well. It's a 3-hour class for a cost of £45 per person, an absolute maximum of 4 people.
Get ready to thread your way to sewing success! I’m happy to announce a new sewing class, starts on Monday Oct 30th. Whether you're a newbie or sewing superstar, we've got you covered. From 10 am to 12 pm, we'll be stitching and snipping our way to sewing success. Don't miss out! Call Maryanne on 07761 222196 to join the fun. Pricing 2 hour session paid weekly £20 per week, 6 sessions paid in full £90 (saving of £30) if you don't have your own sewing machine you can use mine for £10 per session
Do you want to make some simple Christmas Gifts?
2pm-5pm Saturday 18th Nov
I will supply cake!
Bring your sewing machine if you have one, if not you may use one of mine.
I have plenty of fabric or you can bring your your own!
£30 per person.
Come with a friend or family, max 4 people, so lots of individual help.
I went to MaryAnne’s classes having not made an item of clothing for myself in over 45 years. I could make items for the home but had no confidence about how to make clothes, read a pattern or where to start.
MaryAnne was very patient and taught me as we went along making my first garment. Not only was she building my confidence she was constantly giving me tips and hints on how to improve the overall finish of the items.
Her knowledge and experience makes her a brilliant seamstress and I was fortunate to sign up with her for lessons and learn from her. Are your customers raving about you on social media? Share their great stories to help turn potential customers into loyal ones.
30th November 2021
Mary Anne is a great tutor, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable she is clearly passionate about sewing and is keen to pass on those skills.
I loved her relaxed yet enthusiastic approach and with her guidance and support am now feeling more confident in my sewing abilities.
I also feel that I have made a friend and I’m sure I will be back for more in the future.
Thank you MaryAnn for your patience.
I am a newbie and my sewing machine has been in the back of a cupboard since I bought it.
Today I learnt some good basic skills, enough to get me started on my own.
I will be back sometime for one of your courses once I have a project on the go.
If you are new to sewing and have not yet got a machine, get some advice from MaryAnn before you buy.
No longer afraid of my sewing machine thanks to Mary Ann’s Beginners sewing machine lesson. Learned a lot in the three hours and met some lovely people – bonus! A friendly and relaxed atmosphere awaits you. Thank you so much !
Friday 10th November, I have a stall at Butchers Hall, Tavistock at the makers market, start your Christmas Shopping here. Don't keep it to yourself, let folks know.
Friday 24th November, I have a stall at Darite Village Hall 7pm-9pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 10am-3pm, start your Christmas Shopping here. Don't keep it to yourself, let folks know.
St Cleer Craft Fair Saturday 10th November at the Memorial Hall. Come along & see all the talented makers.
Cosy woolen wrap to wear over your clothes when the weather is chilly.
Lined bag with a metal frame.
Jaz up a plain jacket & give it a new lease of life!
Would you like to make bunting, it’s an easy project for a beginner! Ideal to hang in a child's bedroom (but keep it out of reach, or you may like to make it for the garden so that you can have a barbecue with bunting and lights that make your garden look even better. If you start making your bunting you will have plenty of time to finish it before BBQ season!
I even make bunting with pockets in it to hold sweets. And with these, I put each pocket also has a number on it. And I use it a bit like an advent calendar. So, thinking well ahead for Christmas.
How about making Advent bunting? There's not many people do it make it! I take a maximum of 6 people for a 2-hour session for £30 per person on 7pm-9pm 22nd November. So again, lots of individual help. And you can ask me other questions about sewing as well.
It's fun to have a go at this and learn new techniques. You can make pictures or abstract designs. It's a great way to use scraps of fabric. There's a maximum of six people for this class. £30 person for a 2-hour session on 7pm-9pm 7th June.
It's easier to do if on your sewing machine when you can drop the feed dogs, but if not, there are other ways around it. Most of the newer machines you can drop the feed dogs and then you can move the fabric in any direction.
To do the free motion embroidery, you're using the needle as if it was a pencil or a paintbrush and moving that round and that makes your design. You can use it to add different fabrics on there or just use the stitching itself. To make your design and it's great fun.
I run sewing classes for people who need flexibility in their lives! Do you have childcare issues/work odd shifts but would still like to come to sewing classes? You buy 4x2hr block of classes (£80) then use them as your schedule allows.