A couple of days ago I ran a second "Learn to use a Sewing Machine" workshop.
This lass is aimed at people that have already got a sewing machine, but are not quite sure what to do with it, or for those thinking of purchasing their first one.
The class was held at Hobbycraft in Carlisle, I take my own entry level Singer machine and I 'borrow' an entry level Brother machine too, so students can see how each are similar, or differ. Both have a different way of threading and popping in the bobbin, so it is good to try variations when considering purchasing.
So, what we do in the workshop is we thread up a bobbin with chose thread colour, learn how to put it in the machine, thread up the machine, then run a few stitches up on a piece of material.
Students then get a little "play time" where they can try out the various stitches that the entry level machines offer (it's quite a good selection).
We then move onto actually making something - a pin cushion. I do like people do take away a finished product, if possible, after a class, rather than just a row of stitches on a piece of fabric.
Didn't they do fantastically?
If you fancy having a go at this class, I will be doing another one in November, look out for the November class list - coming soon :)