Beginner’s Sewing Courses Term Three – 7 weeks (21hrs) from Sat 27th July (FULL!)


Introductory Beginner’s Sewing Courses for budding sewists. Learn to 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:  Saturday mornings 10am – 1pm from July 27th. Twenty-one hours  of tuition over seven weeks.
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.

Choose to make payment by Paypal or Direct Deposit. If you select Direct Deposit, our bank details will be sent to you in your booking confirmation email.