1-2-1 Private Sewing Classes

(1 customer review)


If you would prefer to learn dressmaking on a one-to-one basis I am happy to offer private tuition.

Bring your own sewing machine to my house and I will help you get acquainted with it, or use one of my class sewing machines if you would just like to see if this hobby might be for you or not.

We can tailor our class to suit your needs, see below for suggestions.


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In these one-to-one beginners sewing classes we can tailor your learning to your own needs, go at your own speed and together choose a suitable first project or garment.

Classes are priced by the hour and I would suggest a 2hr slot to get the most out of each session.

Here is an example of what we would cover in an absolute beginners class:

  • Learning about the various aspects of the sewing machine
  • How to wind a bobbin (and perhaps learn what a bobbin is!)
  • Inserting a sewing machine needle and threading it
  • Using the handwheel
  • How to do a simple straight stitch, and a useful zig zag stitch
  • How to sew corners and around curves
  • How to sew a simple seam and how edges can be finished off
  • Introduction to a sewing pattern

From there the world is your oyster!

After get to grips with the basics of the sewing machine, or if you have already used a machine in the past, we can look at what type of project you might like to tackle. We could start off small with a tote bag or pencil case, or perhaps dive into something meatier like P.J. bottoms, a shift top or gathered skirt.

Classes are held in my home in Ballyholme and are generally in the mornings between 10-12. If you would prefer evening classes then I’m sure we could arrange a suitable schedule.

Classes are £20/hr
As a guidance, I would suggest that to complete a garment you would need 4 – 8hrs, depending on your level of skill and how fast you progress.

If you think one-to-one classes are for you then please drop me a line at hello@threadquarters.co.uk and we can discuss what you might be after and tailor the perfect class for you.

1 review for 1-2-1 Private Sewing Classes

  1. Anne Marie Blackstock

    I attended a one-to-one class with Suzie on getting to know my overlocker. She had a lot of knowledge on this subject. By the end of the class I was able to make a tee-shirt. Suzie is an excellent teacher and I would highly recommend her.

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