Basic Sewing Course

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Are you a beginner or advanced sewer who just received their own sewing machine, or do you already have experience but find yourself stuck on advanced projects? Join a sewing course at Handwerkstudio Leiden!

During the six-week sewing course you learn everything about working with the sewing machine, crossing patterns and following pattern instructions. New sewers follow the beginner program where we make a bag, a pillowcase and a pouch to practice stitching, buttonholes and zippers. Advanced sewers can bring their own project to class, i.e. a Simplicity or Burda pattern. In short you will always sew on your level in a mixed group.


Course information

Location: Handwerkstudio Leiden, Boshuizerkade 119 Leiden
Course leader: TBA
Course: 6 weeks x 2 hour classes. You can make up 1 missed class.
Price: €135,-
Days & times: TBA

I am working hard to gather a full English group for spring / summer 2020. When I have 5 people I can open one up, so do let me know if you are interested by sending me an email or sign up for the waiting list! Please let me know you want to follow the course in English because not all our teachers teach in all languages.

I do not teach private lessons or children’s lessons. I do have classes by appointment.


2019 (23)
Course leader: Mardie Feikens

Hi, I am Mardie and I’ve been sewing since I was 15 years old. When I first started out I mainly sewed small things and costumes for my friends to attend Renaissance Fairs. During college I was approached to teach 1 evening class at Handwerkstudio Leiden. I ended up taking on the entire studio with 2 colleagues and I’ve been teaching how to sew ever since!

I am definitely not an old-fashioned seamstress and I work with modern techniques and natural lines. Sewing class is about gaining confidence in your work and learning to tackle problems in creative ways. Together we will work on your techniques and habits to be able to sew better.

See you in sewing class!

~ Mardie