Sewing Machine Basics Workshop Sunday 31st March 10am – 1pm


An introductory class for budding sewists wanting to learn to make clothes, homewares and crafts using a sewing machine.

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 three 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
  • the uses of the various machine feet and other accessories
  • to stitch straight lines and curves and adjust stitch types for various uses
  • to sew and finish seams and hems
  • what to look for when purchasing a sewing machine
  • to make a simple bag or a cushion cover

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

Bring along: Your own sewing machine if you would  like to learn on that and your sewing kit if you have one. Any remnant fabric you would like to use to make a tote bag and/or cushion. If you don’t have fabric, we have plenty on hand!

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

As a follow-up to this session, we recommend our  Sewing Pattern Basics  workshop (held the afternoon of the same day as this workshop) or our Make a Garment in a Day Workshop — a Beyond Basics Intensive that will introduce you to making clothes following a sewing pattern (this will run again in May- date TBC).

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

When:  Sewing Machine Basics Workshop Sunday 31st March 10am – 1pm

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 all our Refund and Cancellation Policies before booking. By booking this workshop 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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Additional information

Session times

Sunday 17th February, Sunday 31st March