Learn the basics & make a Linen Tote Bag

Adult 101 Beginner Workshop

Whether you have never touched a machine or have felt overwhelmed by starting a project we are here to get you sewing!

When in doubt, start at the very beginning!

The Adult 101 Tote bag workshop is the perfect taster lesson, designed to give novice stitchers a comprehensive foundation in machine sewing and leave with a gorgeous, practical, completed project to use in day-to-day life!

Change the machine settings
Thread a machine
Sew with accuracy
Sew a range of stitches and understand their uses
Identify and fix common problems
How to wind a bobbin
Maintaining your machine
As well as learning lots of tips and tricks!

Students learn the how to confidently work their machines, troubleshoot any issues and start their sewing journey with skills that will last a lifetime.

All equipment & supplies provided!

Janome MW3018 sewing machines are provided for each student along with beautiful fabric for the project and all sewing tools such as pins, scissors, dress makers shears and thread.

Students are welcome to help themselves to tea, coffee, and water plus we have Tim tams to keep up the energy levels. So why not come and enjoy a relaxing afternoon learning new skills in a chilled creative space.

All welcome!


Fun and laid-back environment

90 min class
Plenty of individual attention
No need to bring anything
Learning lots of tips and tricks!

What our students say about our classes

Thank you to my students who have taken the time to write to me and tell me about their experience in my workshops!

Frequently asked questions

What do I need to bring with me?
Nothing! The 3 Notches studio is fully equipped with quality Janome MW3018 Limited Edition sewing machines along with dress making shears, and materials to complete your class or workshop.
Do I need experience?
No prior knowledge of sewing is necessary unless specifically stated. All workshops and classes are designed with novice sewist’s in mind.
Can I bring my own machine?
Most definitely! I love to see what students are sewing with at home. I can also help troubleshoot any issues you may be having with your machine. We specialise in giving you an intimate and personal experience.
Are private lessons available?
Absolutely. If you feel that you would like to have a private session in the studio feel free to contact me and we can discuss your goals and what you’re looking to achieve.

Have Another Question?

I am happy to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me by phone or email.