We are continuing to partner with Activate Learning in offering wonderful sewing courses at our Hurst office. Please join us and learn some new skills/develop existing ones and meet new friends!

learn to sew


6 week course – Thursday 3rd March – Thursday 7th April inclusive (6 weeks)

Thursdays 10am-12.30pm

Location:  Hurst Grove, Sandford Lane, Wokingham RG10 0SQ

Course fee £60

Including equipment and materials

6 places available

Bookings can be made on Eventbrite

or contact Anne on

Course details:

This course is open to beginners wanting to gain confidence in using a sewing machine and those more experienced who would like to learn/develop their skills in patchwork

Simply Sewing

This practical and fun course will help you gain confidence in using a sewing machine and learn techniques to complete a sewing project of your own.

Under the guidance of our experienced tutor, you will be shown the techniques to create beautifully sewn items using a sewing machine, and will leave with a finished and successful item to take away and be proud of.  You will firstly learn sewing machine basics and create a stitch directory which will allow you to practice sewing in straight lines and have a permanent reference point of stitch length and width.  You will build your skills by working on projects which may include a quilted mat, fabric storage bowl and a tote bag.

Patchwork quilting

Would you like to learn patchwork or develop your existing skills?  Come and join us.

You will have the option to learn different techniques and patterns to design then build your patchwork blocks into a quilt, cushion cover or tote bag.  You will have the opportunity to explore and experiment with fabric, colour and pattern – the opportunities are endless!