Learn how to use a sewing machine

with Fabrications

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One of Barley Massey's most popular courses at her shop Fabrications, in East London, is her 'Beginner's guide to the sewing machine' and, for the first time, Yodomo is delighted to be bringing this popular course and her expert teaching to online learners.

Designed for those who have little or no experience of using a sewing machine, or those looking to refresh lapsed sewing skills, you'll soon develop the confidence to progress onto making simple creations of your own.

This online course consists of 14 detailed videos. By the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Understand the different parts and features of your sewing machine
  • Thread a sewing machine and wind a bobbin up
  • Feed fabric through the machine, sewing different stitches
  • Understand how to hem and seam fabric
  • Apply a pocket and appliqué patch to fabric
  • You’ll also learn basic machine maintenance and how to solve common problems.

    As Barley says, "I'm really excited to share the sewing skills I love with more people and bring a little bit of the Fabrications experience to you. I know how much joy sewing has brought to me. Learning to sew is the start of an adventure once you get into it."

    Your Instructor

    Barley Massey
    Barley Massey

    Barley set up Fabrications in 2000 on Broadway Market in Hackney, East London. Her focus has been on reviving traditional textile techniques, eco-design and upcycling. Fabrications is a mini department store of creativity and design, selling Barley's own creations, homewares, fashion and accessories. They supply all the tools and supplies to fuel other crafters and offer classes in sewing, textiles and crafts.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    When does the course start and finish?
    The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
    How long do I have access to the course?
    How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
    What if I am unhappy with the course?
    We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.