Beyond Basics Sewing Courses Term 2- 8 weeks from Wed 1st May (FULL) OR 7 weeks from Sat 4th May (FULL)


‘Next step’ Beyond Basics Sewing Courses for students who can confidently use a sewing machine to make simple items. 
Gain the know-how to begin sewing your own wardrobe!

Beyond Basics sewing courses over eight x 2 1/2 hour lessons (20 hrs) on a Wednesday evening OR seven 3 hour lessons (21 hrs) on a Saturday afternoon. Learn sewing techniques specific to making garments using commercial sewing patterns.

Suitable for students who have completed a Beginners course, out of practice sewists who want to brush up their skills or self taught sewers who wish learn more formally. Men are encouraged to attend (suitable projects will be offered for you)!

Over three projects (skirt, short-sleeve woven top and stretch top) you will learn to:
– Use sewing patterns inc. how to take measurements, choose you size and fabric, layout and cut, follow making instructions
– Insert a zipper in back or side seam.
– Apply interfacing and attach a facing or waistband.
– Attach neck bindings and bands (bias and stretch)
– Apply special techniques for sewing stretch fabrics
– Set sleeves into a simple top or shirt

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 Wednesday evening or a Saturday afternoon course each with a maximum of 6 students.
Twenty hours over eight Wednesday evenings 6.30 – 9pm.
May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th. June 5th, 12th, 19th.
Twenty-one hours over seven Saturday afternoons 2pm – 5pm.
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, 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 beyond basic sewing skills similar to those outlined in the course content, you may want to join our Intermediate Sewing Courses instead.

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