General Sewing Techniques

A great class for both Clothes Making and Soft Furnishing – learn new or improve sewing skills for your chosen Fashion and Home Textiles projects.  


Grace Carter-Allen

Current Classes

Friday Morning from 10am to 12:30pm

Introduction and Course Content

This is a class for anyone with an interest in general sewing, be it Clothes Making or basic Soft Furnishing. It is an opportunity to learn or refresh essential and advanced sewing techniques applicable to both fields whilst completing a variety of projects of your choice, such as simple garments or cushion covers with zips and piping.

Sewing techniques covered in this class include:
Introduction and consolidation to the use of sewing and overlocking machines
Use of a variety of machine feet including zipper foot
Beginners may learn to:
Insert zips, pockets, collars and cuffs as well as piping
Apply a variety of seams and stitches, by hand and with a machine
Learners with previous knowledge will be able to apply the above to more complex projects, including shirts and jackets as well as small curtains and blinds.

Entry Requirements

All levels. This course is for adult learners (18+) with no knowledge of sewing as well as for learners who have previous experience.


11 weeks


All Sewn Up, Unit 1, The Coop Centre, 11 Mowll Street, London SW9 6BG.
Tel:  020 7840 0216 

Start and End Dates

AUTUMN TERM 2018: from Friday 21st September to Friday 7th December 2018

Number of Students

12 maximum


Tutor feedback
Learner self-assessment


You will have the use of all equipment in the workroom including: large tables, sewing machines, over-lockers, irons & metal rulers.

Material Costs

You will need to supply all fabrics, haberdashery & your own sewing kit, list available at first session. Some materials can be purchased from the tutor. Price list available in the classroom.

Tuition Fee


How to Apply

Enrol in person, by post or email
Enrolment form available online or on request (by phone or email).