Beginner’s Sewing Courses Term Four – 8 weeks (20hrs) from Tuesday 15th Oct (2 SPOTS LEFT!) OR 7 weeks (21hrs) from Sat 19th October


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

Men are encouraged to attend! (suitable projects will be offered for you)

Course content
Week One – Introduction and sewing roll

– 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 useful fabric sewing roll to store your equipment. Sew seams make hems and pockets.
Weeks Two and Three – Floor cushion (for pet or person) with box corners and a zip:
– Learn about different ways of inserting zips.
– Create a professional finish with top stitching.
Weeks Four – Seven – Intro to making garments
Prepare, cut and sew two simple garments using a range of techniques. The first project will be a simple t-shirt. Depending on time we will also make one or two of the following projects: Box top / PJ Pants / Cross Back Apron
You will learn:
– Sewing Pattern Basics
– A range of essential sewing techniques for garment construction
– Trimming, pressing and finishing (including hand stitching)

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:  Tuesday evenings 6.30 – 9pm from 15th October (20 hours over 8 weeks)
October 15th, 22nd, 29th. November 12th, 19th, 26th (no class Cup weekend). December 3rd & 10th.
Saturday mornings 10am – 1pm from 19th October. (21 hours  of tuition over seven weeks).
October 19th & 26th. November 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th (no class Cup weekend). December 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.
Public Transport: We are 6 minutes walk (550 metres) from Seddon Station or 10 mins walk from Footscray Station straight up Hyde St.The 409 bus runs up Hyde St between Yarraville and Highpoint Shopping Centre (via Footscray) There are stops very close to us. There is street parking in Hyde St and customer parking behind the complex in Cowper St. See our Contact Page for a map.

Policies and Payment Options: 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.

You can choose to make payment via Paypal using a credit card, or by Direct Deposit. You will find our bank details in your booking confirmation email. If you don’t receive an email upon booking please check your Junk folder.

NB. 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. If you would like to take this option, please choose Direct Deposit at checkout and  make payment of half the course fee ($245) when you book (enter order number and DEP in the description field)

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