Essential Sewing Techniques Sunday 2pm – 5pm

$90.00

Want to sew your own clothes from paper patterns, but haven’t a clue what to do with that mysterious wad of tissue paper with lines all over it that’s called a sewing pattern? Then this is the class for you!

 In this three hour workshop you will learn to:
  • where to find  a good selection of sewing patterns around Melbourne and online
  • source, download and print a pdf pattern from the internet
  • read the vital information about style, sizing and fabric found on the pattern envelope
  • understand the various components of the instruction sheet and the pattern pieces (layout, symbols, measurements).
  • compile and trace, home-printed and tissue patterns in preparation for cutting
  • layout the fabric and pin down the pattern.
  • transfer markings and prepare the cut pieces for sewing

We will provide: Pins, scissors, snacks, handout notes and lots of very useful tips and tricks!

Bring along: Your paper pattern, fabric if already purchased, sharp cutting scissors if you have some.

Our small class numbers (maximum 6 students) allow your teacher to give each student lots of personalised attention.
For students keen to start make clothing and other items using sewing patterns, this class can be taken in conjunction with the Sewing Machine Basics Workshop running on Saturday 5th May.

Where: The Gaye Abandon Workroom, 122 Buckley St, Footscray.

When: Sunday 31st March 2pm – 5pm

Getting here: We are just near the corner of Buckley St and Victoria St in Footscray.
3 minutes walk from Middle Footscray Station. Street parking out front. See Contact Page for a map

NB Our workshops are NON REFUNDABLE and NON TRANSFERABLE.
Please familiarise yourself with all our Refund and Cancellation Policies before booking. By booking this workshop you are agreeing to these policies.

A workshop for beginner sewers who know how to use a machine and want to take the next step into making clothes.
Learn and practice commonly used sewing techniques essential for garment construction. 

In this three hour workshop you will:

  • extend your basics sewing machine skills.
  • learn terminology commonly found in sewing pattern instructions
  • practice essential techniques such as stay-stitching, seam finishing, understitching, clipping and trimming, edge and top stitching, hemming, buttonholes and more!
  • understand which stitches and presser feet to use for various techniques.
  • make samples of each technique and learn when and how they are used in garment construction
  • take home a workbook (included in workshop fee) with a glossary of terms and space to attach your samples
  • gain know-how that will make sewing patterns easier to follow

Skill level: You know the fundamentals of operating a sewing machine and can sew simple items. You may have completed our Sewing Machine Basics workshop or learnt similar basic machine operation skills elsewhere. If you’re an absolute beginner you may wish to attend our Sewing Machine Basics workshop on the same date, running  10am – 1pm.

We will provide: Pins, scissors, fabric and threads for samples, a workbook with a sewing glossary, and lots of very useful tips and tricks!

Bring along: Your sewing machine if you have one you would prefer to learn on (we have plenty if not).

Where: At our recently relocated bright, airy and spacious sewing school: Level 1, 9/131 Hyde St, Footscray

When: Sunday 29th Sept 2pm – 5pm.

Getting here: We are located in the Hyde 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.
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.

NB Our workshops are NON REFUNDABLE and NON TRANSFERABLE.
Please familiarise yourself with all our Refund and Cancellation Policies before booking. By booking this workshop you are agreeing to these policies.

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