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Sewing Machine Masterclasses – Online

Mary Ward Centre
Course summary
1 day
39 GBP excl. VAT
Online courses
Next available date: 12/12/2020 10:30 - Online courses
Leisure / Fun Classes

Course description

Sewing Machine Masterclasses – Online

These masterclasses, three each term, are designed for people who can already use a sewing machine but may need to brush up on their skills. It is a very good add-on class for students attending our other fashion and textile courses. We will cover all sorts of techniques; zips, darts, gathers, waistbands, facings, pockets, sleeves and more. After this course you will be able to confidently apply the different techniques you have learnt to all those projects you want to make.

Suitability - Who should attend?

These courses are perfect for experienced and intermediate sewers. Spend a day brushing up on advanced sewing techniques and elements of garment construction.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

By the end of these courses you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a selection of machine sewing techniques
  • Use the sewing machine with increased confidence
  • Produce a range of sewing samples for future reference

Training Course Content

  • Masterclass 1 - De-mystify facings, interfacing. Interlinings and linings
  • Masterclass 2 - Six types of hem, six seam finishes
  • Masterclass 3 - Darts, tucks, pleats and gathers
  • Masterclass 4 - Zips - centred, lapped and concealed
  • Masterclass 5 - Pockets - side and welt
  • Masterclass 6 - Waistbands - Straight, shaped and elastic
  • Masterclass 7 - Fastenings - inc. buttons, hooks, Rouleau, studs, Velcro
  • Masterclass 8 - Putting in Sleeves - shirt and gathered
  • Masterclass 9 - Collars - Shirt and blouse

Course delivery details

Classes will involve some self study and information being sent to you via email or Moodle. The course will be run via Zoom, please make sure you have installed in in advance of your first class.


  • Full fee: £39
  • Concession fee: £13

Continuing Studies

What this course could lead to

This course could lead to other sewing and textile courses at the Mary Ward Centre or another further education college. It would be the ideal course to do if you are thinking of doing the Beginners Dressmaking, Clothes-making, Clothes Pattern Cutting, Upcycling & Alterations. Students can take a follow up short course or a longer term or year-long course. It could also inspire self-initiated projects.

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Mary Ward Centre

Mary Ward Centre

The first thing you will notice about the Mary Ward Centre is the stunning Georgian building, in the peaceful surroundings of Queen Square. An adult education centre with a difference, whatever you want to learn, you’ll find it here. From...

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42 Queens Square
WC1N 3AQ London

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