Beyond Basics Summer Short Course – Make a Shirt! 4 weeks –

$280.00

Beyond Basics Sewing Short Course 4 weeks
A four week (10 hour) short course ideal for budding sewists who can already confidently use a sewing machine to sew simple items. Gain the confidence and know-how to begin sewing your own wardrobe!  Choose your own ‘easy’ level pattern that you can complete over the 4 weeks.

This short course is focussed on  learning to use commercial sewing patterns to make simple garments. 
In the first week we will take you through the fundamentals of using sewing pattens and how to correctly cut out your pattern from your fabric.
In the following weeks you will construct your garment, following the steps detailed on the pattern instruction sheets. You will learn essential garment making techniques along the way.

Skill level: Suitable for students who can use a sewing machine to make simple items, and out of practice sewists who want to brush up their skills or learn more formally. Men are most welcome to attend!
You may have completed one of our Learn to Sew One Day Workshops , Beginner’s Courses or similar.   

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 prefer to learn on that instead, and your sewing kit if you have one. A beginner’s level sewing pattern you can complete within the four weeks and fabric. Your teacher can advise you on pattern and fabric choices before the course commences.

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

When: Friday evenings 6.30 – 9

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

Please familiarise yourself with our Refund and Cancellation Policies before booking.

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

Introduction to Sewing Clothes Short Course. A four-week course for students who can confidently use a sewing machine to make simple items, wanting to advance their garment construction skills.  

Make a relaxed-fit, camp collar shirt of your choice  (a list of recommended patterns for you to choose from will be provided before the course commences)

Skill level: This course is pitched at ‘beyond basics’ or ‘advanced beginners’ level students who want to learn more about making clothes using patterns. A minimum of 9 hours sewing experience using a machine and following simple patterns, is required to enroll in this course. Ideally you will have completed beginner projects such as a tote bag, zippered pouch, cushion cover, pj pants or box top in the past. 

This is a great course for out of practice sewists who want to brush up their skills, or self taught ones who would like to start learning more formally. Open to adults and young adults (minimum age 15yo).  Men are encouraged to attend! 

Class content: Firstly, we will teach you the fundamentals of using sewing pattens including how to take your measurements, trace your pattern then lay out and cut your out your pattern pieces from your fabric. Over the following weeks you will construct your garment, following the steps detailed on the pattern instruction sheets. You will learn many essential garment making techniques along the way that you can apply to making other garments.

We will provide: Sewing machines (if you don’t have your own), some equipment, handouts, beverages and expert tuition!

Bring along: – Your own sewing machine (if you prefer) and your sewing kit.
– Your shirt sewing pattern. We will provide suggestions for appropriate patterns.
– Suitable fabric, thread and other notions required to make your garment.  Your teacher can discuss fabric choices with you before the course commences.

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

When: Wednesday evenings 6.30 – 9pm over 4 weeks from the 12th January

Getting Here: See our Contact Page for a map.

NB. Our studio is up a flight of 12 stairs. We can assist if you need help getting yourself or your machine up the stairs.

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 short course you are agreeing to these policies.

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

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