Sew Your Own Project Term Four- 7 weeks (21hrs) from Thursday 5th November 10am – 1pm


A clothes-making sewing course for students who can confidently use a sewing machine to make simple items. Bring sewing patterns of your choice to work on under our expert guidance!

Skill Level: You can confidently use a sewing machine to make simple clothes and accessories. Pitched at a ‘beyond basics’ level, this course is suitable for students who have completed one of our Beginners courses (or equivalent), out of practice sewists who want to improve their confidence and skills, or self taught sewers who wish learn more formally. Men are encouraged to attend!

Course Content: This course focuses on using commercial sewing patterns to make your own garments.  Constructing garments from patterns of your choice, you will develop a wide range of dressmaking techniques.  The sewing skills you learn will give you confidence to sew your own clothes independently into the future! 

Where:  The Gaye Abandon School of Sewing and Upcycling, Level 1, 9/131 Hyde St, Footscray.

When: Thursday mornings 10am – 1pm from NOVEMBER 5TH (21 hours of tuition over seven weeks)
 NOV 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th DEC 3rd, 10th, 17th

We will provide: Sewing machines if required and all other equipment. A lovely bright, spacious studio to sew in. Beverages, snacks, friendly people and lots of very practical techniques to help you complete your chosen project/s!

Bring along: Your own sewing machine and kit if you prefer (we recommend this option as part of our Covid Safe plan). You will be required to purchase fabric and patterns for your 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.
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.

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