Beyond Basics Sewing Courses Term Three: 7 weeks (21hrs) from Sat 27th July (1 SPOT LEFT!)


A ‘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 one of our Beginners courses (or equivalent), 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 (cropped kimono jacket, short-sleeve woven top and sweatshirt or skirt) 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:  The Gaye Abandon School of Sewing and Upcycling, Level 1, 9/131 Hyde St, Footscray.

When:  Saturday afternoons 2pm – 5pm.  Twenty-one hours 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. 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 and a pattern for most of the projects, along with matching threads and other notions required to finish your garments.

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.