Beginner’s Sewing Courses Term 2 – 8 weeks from Tues April 30th OR 7 weeks from Sat May 4th

$460.00

Term 1 has now commenced. Please contact us if you would like to register your interest for Term 2 courses (commencing late April). We will get in touch when bookings open.
An introductory class for budding sewists wanting to learn how to use a sewing machine and practice essential sewing techniques.

Term 1 has now commenced, however, due to a late cancellation we have one place available in our Saturday morning class. If you are interested in joining in, we will calculate your fee for the remaining classes in the term on a pro rata basis. Please contact us for more information or if you would like to register your interest for Term 2 courses (commencing late April)

Over eight x 2 1/2 hour lessons on a Tuesday evening or seven 3 hour lessons on a Saturday morning you will gain the sewing skills to get you started making homewares, clothes and crafts. Each week you will build on your practice by making fun and useful projects!

Week One – Introduction and cushion cover
– Make friends with your sewing machine – learn about the parts and how they work, how to wind a bobbin and thread your machine.
– Become familiar with sewing terminology and the other equipment you will use.
– Practice sewing straight lines using plain and zig zag stitch. Sew seams and make hems.

Weeks Two and Three – Reversible Tote Bag:
– Cut out a simple pattern
– Practice sewing curves
– Learn to make darts, attach interfacing and turn linings, trim and press
– Create a professional finish with top and edge stitching.

Week Four –  Zippered Pouch
– Insert a zipper
– Make box corners
– Insert a lining

Weeks Five, Six and Seven – Woven top and/or PJ Pants and/or Cross Back Apron
Intro to making garments
Prepare, cut and sew a simple garment using a range of techniques

Week Eight – Hand Sewing
 All the stitches you need to sew and finish your handmade projects.

Please note: The class content may vary over the duration of the course depending on the preferences of the student group.

We will provide: Sewing machines and all other equipment, fabric for the first project, beverages, handout notes and lots of very practical techniques!

Bring along: Your own sewing machine if you would  like to learn on that and your sewing kit if you have one. Any remnant fabric you would like to use to make a tote bag and/or cushion. If you don’t have fabric, we have plenty on hand purchased at Savers!

Where: The Gaye Abandon Workroom, 122 Buckley St, Footscray.

When: Choose from a Tuesday evening or Saturday morning course each with a maximum of 6 students.

Getting here: We are just near the corner of Buckley St and Victoria St in Footscray. 3 minutes walk from Middle Footscray Station. 2hr street parking out front and nearby. See Contact Page for a map

Please familiarise yourself with our Refund and Cancellation Policies before booking.  By booking a this course you agree to these policies.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like more information

Introductory Beginner’s Sewing Courses for budding sewists. Learn to use a sewing machine and develop essential sewing techniques.

Beginner’s sewing courses over eight x 2 1/2 hour lessons on a Tuesday evening OR seven 3 hour lessons on a Saturday morning. You will gain the skills you need to begin sewing clothes, homewares, and crafts. Men are encouraged to attend (suitable projects will be offered for you)!

Course content
Week One – Introduction and cushion cover

– Make friends with your sewing machine – learn about the parts and how they work, how to wind a bobbin and thread your machine.
– Become familiar with sewing terminology and the other equipment you will use.
– Make a cushion cover using plain and zig zag stitch. Sew seams and make hems.
Weeks Two and Three – Reversible Tote Bag:
– Cut out a simple pattern
– Sew curves, make darts, attach interfacing and turn linings, trim and press
– Create a professional finish with top and edge stitching.
Week Four –  Zippered Pouch
– Insert a zipper
– Make box corners
– Insert a lining
Weeks Five, Six and Seven – Intro to making garments
Prepare, cut and sew a simple garment using a range of techniques
-Make two of the following projects: Box top / PJ Pants / Cross Back Apron / Simple tee
Week Eight – Hand Sewing
 All the stitches you need to sew and finish your handmade projects.

Please note: The class content may vary over the duration of the course depending on the preferences of the student group.

Where: At our NEW premises Level 1, 9/131 Hyde St, Yarraville.

When: Choose from a Tuesday evening or Saturday morning course each with a maximum of 6 students.
Twenty hours over eight Tuesday evenings 6.30 – 9pm.
April 30th. May 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th. June 4th, 11th, 18th.
OR
Twenty-one hours over seven Saturday mornings 10am – 1pm.
May 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th. June 1st, 15th, 22nd. NB. No classes on Queen’s Birthday weekend Saturday 8th July

We will provide: Sewing machines and all other equipment, fabric for the first project, beverages, handout notes and lots of very practical techniques!

Bring along: Your own sewing machine if you would  like to learn on that and your sewing kit if you have one. Any remnant fabric you would like to use to make a tote bag and/or cushion. If you don’t have fabric, we have plenty on hand purchased at Savers!

Getting here: We are located in the Hyde St Business Park close to Yarraville Gardens. 6 minutes walk (550 metres) from Seddon Station or 10 mins walk from Footscray Station straight up Hyde St. There is street parking in Hyde St and customer parking behind the complex.

Please familiarise yourself with our Refund and Cancellation Policies before booking.  By booking a this course you agree to these policies.

If you already have basic sewing skills similar to those outlined in the course content, you may want to join one of our Beyond Basics Sewing Courses instead.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like more information

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