Open Level Sewing Course Term One – 7 weeks (21hrs) from Thurs 4th February 10am – 1pm


Sewing classes focusing on garment construction 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!

This class can also be taken on a casual basis. The fee per 3 hr session is $75 with a minimum booking of two classes required. Bookings are essential and classes will proceed with a minimum of four students.

Skill Level: You can confidently use a sewing machine to make simple clothes and accessories. This course is suitable for students who have completed a beginner’s course or workshop, 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! If you are an absolute beginner you may wish to take our Sewing Machine Basics workshop or some private lessons before the course commences.

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 what to make.

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

When: Thursday mornings 10am – 1pm 

We will provide: Sewing machines if required. 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 (if you prefer) and sewing kit  (pins, scissors etc) This is required as part of our Covid Safe plan. 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. If you are paying for individual classes rather than the full course, these are transferable to another date over the seven weeks but are non refundable.

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.