Start To Stitch – Beginners Sewing Course Cornwall

A new set of sewing courses for machine sewers in Cornwall.


Do you own a sewing machine but don’t know where to start?

Do you want to start sewing but don’t have a machine yet?

Did you once know your way around your machine but feel a bit out of practise?

This course is for you!

Over five weeks our expert tutor will gently guide you in a small group through the basics of machine sewing, de-mystify the machinery, and help you realise how easy it all is!


At the end of it you will have at least 3 finished items which you could use as  gifts  (or keep for yourself !) which you will be equipped  to re-make over again at home in your own time.

More courses will run soon focussing on dress-making and sewing for interiors, and this is an excellent starting point to undertake both of these, or to stand alone as an great beginning to your own creative stitching practice.

I never thought I’d be able to do that after just one lesson!

We have some sewing machines available but ideally you’d bring your own!


Having mastered the basics in the beginners course, the next 5 sessions will build upon your learning to really give you confidence behind the needle.

We will cover more advanced seaming and hemming techniques, fastenings such as zips and button holes, and begin to explore the different weights of fabrics in more detail.  We may even do some dressmaking!


Feb 23, March 1, 8, 15, 22  2016    7-9pm

Miners and Mechanics Institute, St Agnes


April 26, May 3, 10,17,24 2016 7-9pm

COST for each:

£80 including fabric

Please advise at time of booking if a sewing machine is required.

BOOK NOW… 07979 20 55 74

About the Tutor

Annie Lucas is an award winning bridal designer and experienced stitching tutor.

She trained at Central St Martins and London College of Fashion and practised as a theatre costume designer and maker for over ten years before setting up and running her successful bridal label Annalise Harvey in Kent and relocating to Cornwall.

She has been teaching for the last 4 years and really loves to help folks realise what they’re capable of !

Annalise Harvey printout poster 2016