How to sew knit fabrics

Beginning April 13th is our 4 week Knit Fabrics course where you’ll learn how to sew a wide range of knit fabrics to make street wear, active wear and underwear!

We will cover specialised techniques for sewing garments with stretch fabric using both a standard sewing machine and an overlocker.  You’ll make and take home four garments using both cotton stretch fabrics such as jersey, interlock, fleece and rib and synthetic knits like lycra and tricot.

Places are limited, for all the details and to book click here!

Intro to Bra Making – Part 2

Intro to Bra Making Part 2

Following on from this Sunday’s Intro to Bra Making workshop, Part Two is on April 8th and will focus on methods for constructing underwire bras.  You will take home an underwire bra that fits you perfectly!

This workshop is also hosted by Zoe, a well known in the burlesque industry for her superbly made foundation garments from corsets to bullet bras!  She has also worked extensively on theatre, film and television productions.

Places are limited, for all the details and to book click here!

Intro to Bra Making – this Sunday!

Intro to Bra Making Part 1We’re looking forward to our new Intro to Bra Making workshop with Zoe which is on this Sunday!

In this full-day beginner’s workshop, we will cover the basics – from measuring up, choosing pattern sizes, cutting the pieces and band to your size, to attaching straps, sliders and hooks.  All materials are included.

Places are limited, for all the details and to book click here!

Hand Sewing Classes at Laneway Learning in July

Hand sewing Classes at Laneway Learning in July

Gaye Abandon will be hosting two hand sewing classes for Laneway Learning on the 26th of July
Where: Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Nicholas Building, Melbourne CBD

When: 6:15pm and  8pm Wednesday July 26th 2017

6:15 pm Visible Mending: Patching Japanese Style
8:00 pm Slow Sewing: Making Clothes by Hand
For more info and to book click on the links or go to the Laneway Learning website

Summer Fling: Loving Simpler Living – Sustainable Living Festival

Gaye Abandon will be here to help you with all your mending and alteration dilemmas. Come and visit for a sewing consultation and other upcycling fun!

Looking to spice up your wardrobe or clear out old items from your home? Start the New Year organised and clutter-free at our Summer Fling swap party! Bring your good quality items – books, records, clothes, bags, shoes, jewellery etc – and swap them for something new. Join in the workshops and learn how to… Read more »

Source: Summer Fling: Loving Simpler Living – Sustainable Living Festival

Learn to Sew (10 hrs) Tuesday nights from 6th December – The Gaye Abandon School of Sewing and Upcycling

Learn to Sew in this 10 hour Sewing Course, an introductory class for beginners and more experienced sewers who want to brush up on their skills. Take some time out from the craziness and enrol in my final sewing course for 2016!

Source: Learn to Sew (10 hrs) Tuesday nights from 6th December – The Gaye Abandon School of Sewing and Upcycling