Open Level Sewing Course Term One 2022 – 6 weeks (15hrs) Tuesday mornings from February 8th


Sewing classes focusing on garment construction open to students of all levels. Bring sewing patterns of your choice to work on under our expert guidance and enjoy a relaxed morning of dedicated sewing time!

PLEASE NOTE: All students are required to be fully vaccinated to attend this course. Class numbers will be limited to 6 to meet density requirements.
If your course booking is affected by a lockdown we will reschedule your affected classes and offer additional make-up classes. You may also request a credit or full refund for classes missed due to Covid 19 restrictions imposed by the Victorian Government.

Skill Level:  Open to all levels from beginners (with basic sewing machine skills) who want to learn to sew clothing, to experienced sewists who would like support tackling more difficult projects. At minimum students will have completed one of our Sewing Machine Basics workshops or similar.  Men are encouraged to join our friendly group! Open to adults and young adults (minimum age 15yo).

If you do not have basic sewing machine skills or experience,  we recommend attending our next Learn to Sew Intensive on Sunday the 18th July as a prerequisite for enrolling in this course or booking a private lesson with us to cover machine basics

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! We can offer you suggestions for good sewing patterns for your skill level if you are unsure about what to make.

About your Teacher: This class is taught by costumier and regular Gaye Abandon teacher Zoe FeliceZoe is a NIDA-trained costume maker/designer 

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

When: Tuesday mornings 10am – 12.30pm from FEBRUARY 8TH (15 hours over 6 weeks)
Dates: February
8th, 15th, 22nd March 1st, 8th, 15th

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

Bring along: Your own sewing machine (if you prefer) and sewing kit  (pins, scissors etc). You will need to purchase fabric and patterns for your projects, along with matching threads and other notions to finish your garments. We sell Sewing Starter Packs and other basic sewing equipment.

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. NB: These policies will be waived if bookings must be changed or cancelled due to Covid related circumstances such as having to isolate, stay away due to illness or lockdowns).

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.

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