New Year Sewing Courses

Courses are suitable for beginners and those with some experience. Basic materials are included in the fee. Additional fabric and other materials are available to buy at the Centre. mary ward centre

Sewing Machine Introduction

Spend a day getting to know the sewing machine and how to use it more effectively. Once you have completed this course you can sign up to one of our longer sewing courses to develop your skills.

New: Machine Sewing for Beginners

A fun course for beginners to help you get to know the sewing machine and how to use it more effectively. You will have a range of projects to work on and opportunity to create beautiful accessories for you and your home.

Please note that the course will take place at Blackfriars Settlement, 1 Rushworth Street, London SE1 ORB.
This is a new Mary Ward Centre location and is a short walk from Southwark Tube Station.

Sewing Machine Projects

Develop your machine sewing techniques and know how, while you complete personalised project briefs. This brand new course is suitable for anyone with a basic knowledge of sewing and a love of fabric and crafts. Be inspired to learn new skills and create beautiful accessories for you and your home or as gifts for special occasions. Suitable for students with some sewing experience.

Introduction To Pattern Cutting

This course will teach you the essentials of flat pattern cutting such as how to lay a block on paper and to make pattern adaptions to realise your own designs. This course has different elements in each term: Term 1 – skirt block. Term 2 – trouser block. Term 3 – bodice block.

Make A Pattern From Your Favourite Top Or Skirt

Re-create a pattern from your favourite top or skirt without taking the original apart. We all own a favourite top or skirt that fits us just right. We wear it until it is almost worn out and then search the shops to find a replacement without success. This term long course will show you how to make your own pattern that you can use time and time again.