Learn to Sew One Day Workshop Sunday 18th Nov 10am – 4.30pm

$150.00

Learn to Sew One Day Workshop Sunday 18th Nov
10am – 4.30pm (45 mins lunch)

An introductory one day intensive workshop for budding sewists wanting to make clothes, homewares and crafts on the sewing machine. This workshop is an extension of our Sewing Machine Basics workshop and is pitched at absolute beginners.

If you already know your way around a sewing machine you might want to consider taking our Beyond Basics Learn to Sew Intensive and make a garment in a day

If you:
– are considering buying a machine but want to give sewing a try first
– have recently purchased a sewing machine but haven’t taken it out of the box yet
– have a lovely old machine you’ve inherited or picked up second-hand, languishing in a cupboard
then this is the class for you!

In this five hour workshop you will learn:

  • about the various parts of your sewing machine and understand what they do
  • to set up your sewing machine and prepare the threads ready to start sewing
  • to stitch straight lines and curves and adjust stitch types for various uses
  • to sew and finish seams, facings and hems
  • to read and cut out a sewing pattern
  • to sew a simple boxy style top from woven fabric

We will provide: Sewing machines and all other equipment, some fabrics, snacks, beverages, handout notes and lots of very useful tips and tricks!

Bring along: Your own sewing machine if you would like to learn on that (we have plenty if you don’t own one). Your sewing kit if you have one. Your teacher will give you more info about what else you will need closer to the date of the workshop.

Our small class numbers (maximum 6 students) allow your teacher Gaye to give each student lots of personalised attention.

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

When:  Sunday 18th November 10am – 4.30pm (exclusive of 45 minute lunch break). Please select your session from the drop down menu.

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

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Description

Learn to Sew One Day Workshop Sunday 14th October 10am – 4.30pm

Learn the essential stitches and techniques you need to begin making your own clothes in this one day intensive Learn to Sew one day workshop. You will make a simple top or pants in your size and learn the skills you need to get started on your own projects.
NB, If you already know your way around a sewing machine you might want to consider taking our Beyond Basics Learn to Sew Intensive where we take things up a notch!

In this six hour workshop you will learn:

  • about the various parts of your sewing machine and understand what they do
  • to set up your sewing machine and prepare the threads ready to start sewing
  • to stitch straight lines and curves and adjust stitch types for various uses
  • to sew and finish seams, hems and a casing
  • to read and cut out a sewing pattern
  • to sew a simple item of clothing from woven fabric

Sewing is a wonderful life skill to possess. Being able to mend, alter, or make your own clothes and homewares from scratch can save you money, reduce your impact on the environment and give you enormous pleasure and pride. You will find that you value and cherish the things you make for years to come. Gaining confidence in using a sewing machine is the first step to realising any number of textile projects. From clothes making and crafting to incorporating sewn textiles into your creative practice knowing how to use a sewing machine is a must!

If you would like more information please contact us. A minimum of four students is required for the workshop to go ahead. 

 

Additional information

Session Time

14th October 10am – 4.30pm, 18th November 10am – 4pm

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