An Introduction to Sewing

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Welcome to Almond Studio’s Sewing Course. In this section you will learn about the domestic sewing machine and overlocker followed by an introduction to fabrics and sewing different seams. Each section includes an activity that you can try at home to practice your sewing skills and enable you to feel comfortable behind the machine.

The lessons in this section includes:

  1. Understanding your sewing machine
  2. Understanding your overlocker
  3. Understanding materials
  4. Understanding Seams
  5. Understanding Darts, Tucks and Pleats
  6. Understanding binding
  7. Inserting zips
  8. Make a drawstring bag with patch pockets – includes assignment
  9. Make a totebag with inside zip – includes assignment

You must complete each course in chronological order to access the next course. By the end of these lessons you will understand:

  • Everything you need to know about the features of a sewing machine and overlocker
  • How to use a sewing machine and an overlocker
  • The difference between a sewing machine and it’s functions
  • How to sew a variety of seams from open seams to french seams and princess seams
  • Different types of materials, their uses and sewing tips
  • How to sew darts, tucks and pleats with a neat finish

You can complete this course in your own time to suite your schedule.

You are not yet enrolled in this course.

Our favourite London sewing shops

DOWNLOAD: The Almond Studio sewing shops we love

Download our list of favourite sewing and haberdashery shops in London. We are based in Southwark and have put together a list of places we visit for fabric, sewing tools and habadashery in South London, as well as a list of places in central, north, west and east. It's best to shop online whilst thje UK is in lockdown, so we've included their website too. Don't forget to share your favourites with us by using the chat or in group chats. 


Need to loan a sewing machine?

If you've enrolled for the course and you do not have a sewing machine at home and are unemployed or on a low income, you can loan a sewing machine from us. We have a limited number of Singer Heavy Duty machines available. 

Complete this form to borrow a sewing machine for the duration of the course.