Learn How To Use a Sewing Machine

About the event

This workshop has been specifically made for those who are completely new to sewing, or who would like a refresher course on modern machines. Join tutor Naomi Whan to learn how to thread a machine, wind the bobbin and how to sew basic stitches.

By the end of the workshop you will learn how to sew a reversible tote bag. Participants should bring along a sewing machine (in good working order) with a spare needle. If you don’t have a sewing machine, make sure to enquire at time of booking and one maybe available to use.


Where is it taking place?

Down Arts Centre,
26 Irish St,
BT30 6BP

Do you need to book?

No, booking is not required, Please phone +44 330 137 4014
or email the Down Arts Centre to book.

About August Craft Month with Craft NI

This event is a part of August Craft Month with Craft NI, Northern Ireland’s celebration of craft. Summer 2022 will mark the 16th annual August Craft Month with makers all across Northern Ireland getting involved.

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All August Craft Month events are run independently by the event organisers. For questions regarding the event please contact the event organiser directly.

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Event Details

Maker: Naomi Whan

Starts: Aug 2 at 10:00 am

Ends: Aug 2 at 4:00 pm

Discipline: Textile Making

Location: Down

Type: Workshop

Price: £35