Learn to Sew Men's Clothing Beginners Course






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We know it can be difficult to find sewing patterns for men and even harder to find sewing classes that cater to male garment-making. At Bobbin and Ink we see sewing as a life skill everyone should feel confident in, so we've created a class that encourages guys (and those sewing for guys) to get started!

Choose your own casual shirt or shorts pattern to work on during the course. We'll teach you about taking correct measurements throughout the process, reading a pattern and learning all the tricks of using a sewing machine confidently.

With a maximum number of 6 students per class, you'll get more one-on-one time with your teacher. This is a 1 day a week class (3hrs x 6 sessions) which gives you lots of time in between lessons to practice your new skills from home.

If you're in any doubt whether this course is for you, please contact us. Bobbin and Ink is a community safe space for all folk, including LGBTIQ identifying, or otherwise. Ladies, and non-binary folk, are also welcome and encouraged to attend, but the focus is on sewing and fitting techniques for traditional men's garments, with male body measurements and fitting techniques as the focus. If you don't fit that mould, just enquire first. Our aim is to cater the content to make all people feel welcome.


  • Setting up your sewing machine - threading, needle selection, thread choice, troubleshooting and maintenance
  • Sewing components - creating neat seam finishes, buttonholes/button applications, zipper, sewing curves and points.
  • Paper pattern reading
  • Choosing the right type of fabric and notions for your project
  • Pattern preparation and layout
  • Fabric cutting
  • Working through a pattern step-by-step
  • Basic fitting 


      • 1 pattern of your choice from a selection of beginner sewing projects
      • Sewing machine use or bring your own!
      • Access to our cutting tables and mannequins
      • Endless tea and coffee provided


      • Sewing Kit* - thread snips, 1 metre of 150cm wide calico, black or white Gutermann sewing thread, fabric scissors, pearl head/berry/glass head pins, water soluble pen/pencils/tailors chalk, measuring tape and un-picker. We have a kit to purchase in-store at the beginning of the class if you'd prefer to get everything in one go.
      • A working sewing machine - we recommend working on your own sewing machine so you gain more confidence. Otherwise we can provide you a sewing machine to use through out the course. Just remember to tell us when you sign up!
      • Notebook and pen
      • *Marked items can be purchased in store, if you don't already have these.
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          This Class is subject to Bobbin and Ink's Cancellation Policy.
          Please read it on our Terms and Conditions page before booking.

            This Class is subject to Bobbin and Ink's Cancellation Policy.
            Please read it on our Terms and Conditions page before booking.


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