Beginner’s Sewing Courses Term Three – 8 weeks (20hrs) from Tues July 23rd OR 7 weeks (21hrs) from Sat July 27th


Introductory Beginner’s Sewing Courses for budding sewists. Learn to use a sewing machine and develop essential sewing techniques. 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)!
NB. There will be a $30 increase in Term Three course fees to $490 (for 20hrs tuition). Use to code 30OFFTERM3 and pay the Term Two price ($460) when you book and make full payment before the 23rd of June! All fees include 10% GST.

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 with Lining
– Insert a zipper, make box corners
Weeks Five, Six and Seven – Intro to making garments
Prepare, cut and sew a simple garment using a range of techniques
-Make one or 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:  The Gaye Abandon School of Sewing and Upcycling, Level 1, 9/131 Hyde St, Footscray.

When: Choose from a Tuesday evening or Saturday morning course.
Twenty hours over eight Tuesday evenings 6.30 – 9pm.
July 23rd, 30thAugust 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th. Sept 3rd, 10th
Twenty-one hours over seven Saturday mornings 10am – 1pm.
July 27th. August 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st. Sept 7th

We will provide: Sewing machines if required and all other equipment. A lovely bright, spacious studio to sew in. Fabric for the first two projects. Beverages, snacks, handout notes, friendly people and lots of very practical techniques!

Bring along: Your own sewing machine and kit if you prefer. You will be required to purchase fabric for the latter projects.

Getting here: We are located in the Hyde Business Park, 131 Hyde St, Footscray, 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 in Cowper St. See our Contact Page for a map.

Due to our small class numbers we have strict Refund and Cancellation Policies Be sure to familiarise yourself with them before booking to avoid disappointment.  By booking  this course you are agreeing to these policies.

If you are booking more than 6 weeks in advance payment can be made in two instalments via direct deposit with the balance due two weeks before the commencement of classes.  Please choose Direct Deposit at checkout and email us if you would like to take this option.

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