This workshop will cover a variety of different seam techniques, but also allow you to sew along and ask as many questions as you like along the way. Here’s what you will learn:

Skill Level




What skills will I learn?

Types of seams and their purposes including:

  • Plain seam open
  • Plain seam closed
  • French seams
  • Machine fell seam

Methods of seam neatening including:

  • Over edge stitch
  • Zigzag, pinked
  • Overlocked
  • Bound
  • Hong Kong
  • Turned under

What’s included in the price of the course?

  • Free 2.5hr online tutorial
  • Downloadable course workbook
  • Free access to our closed Facebook group after the course

How will it work?

The class will take place in a ‘virtual classroom’ using the video meeting software Zoom. You will need to have Zoom installed on the device you intend to use for the class, it’s free and easy to use. If you haven’t used Zoom before we suggest you have a practice before the class. Please download the free version via this link

  • We also suggest choosing a quiet area to set up your machine next to your device. To achieve the best internet connection please reduce as many items as you can that are connected to your router.
  • On the morning of the class we will email you a link that will take you directly to the class. All you need to do is click on the link just before we are due to start. We suggest signing in 10 mins before the start time, you will be held in a virtual waiting room.
  • We encourage you to turn on your own video and audio so we can interact, and you can ask us questions – the idea is that it’s as much like an in-person class as possible!

What you will need on the day 

  • Sewing machine fitted with a size 70/80 needle and threaded with your choice of Gutermann Sew – All thread colour.
  • Your usual sewing haberdashery including all the basics plus these items:
  • Ruler, fabric marker
  • Scraps of fabric or calico to practise your seams
  • 25cm of double fold bias binding


We have handpicked a collection of premium Germany haberdashery equipment from the Prym range, which complements this course. If you would like to purchase this kit, please click here for more details and to buy.

Skill level – Beginner

This course is suitable for those who have used a sewing machine before, can confidently thread the machine and bobbin.


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