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Sewing – Machine Sewing for Beginners

Malahide Community School Adult Education


Course Description:

In this day and age of recycling and repurposing, dust off that sewing machine and come and learn the basics. Learn how to use your machine, do hems, fix seams and do the sewing basics that will benefit you and your family.

The following skills will be covered:

  • Get to know your machine
  • General supply list to make your sewing easier
  • Filling the bobbin and threading your machine
  • Use of accessories
  • Sewing a straight seam –
    • Project – Tray cloth or table runner
  • How to unpick
  • Finishing off edges
  • How to hem an item
    • Project – Your item you have needed to hem for so long
  • How to fix a seam
  • How to patch a hole
  • Simple cutting from a pattern
    • Project – cut and make a mask
  • Making a casing
    • Project – grocery bag holder
  • Making basic household items
    • Project – Choose between pillowcase/cushion cover/apron or discuss with tutor

Practical work will be done during the sessions and assistance is offered in choosing fabric for projects, ideas for what to make and how to use your new sewing skills.

Course Day & Time: Monday evenings 7.30 – 9.30pm

Start Date: 19/09/22

Cost: €70  (Note: Price includes fabric for  learning skills and smaller items at the start of the course. However students will have to purchase fabric for larger individual items you choose to make during the course. Tutor will advise on fabric needed and where to purchase it)

Course Format: In class with tutor

Sewing Machine: If you have your own machine please bring it along, if not a shared machine will be provided.

Duration: 6 weeks – Maximum of 10 students in class

Enrolment: You can enrol online through our website by clicking on the Easy Payments Plus button. Enrolment will begin on the 2nd of August

Tutor: Robyn Johnstone

College Name Malahide Community School Adult Education
Course Category Arts, Crafts & Hobbies, Sewing
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Location Malahide, Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Co. Dublin
Course Start Date 19th September 2022
Course End Date 24th October 2022
Course Fee €70
Course Duration 6 weeks
Course Times Monday evenings 7.30 - 9.30 pm
For information about Malahide Community School Adult Education, please visit our college page on by clicking here.

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