Sewing Machine Basics Workshop

$90.00

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 the May 5th session our Make a Garment in a Day Workshop on June 2nd– a Beyond Basics Intensive that will introduce you to making clothes following a sewing pattern.

Where: At our NEW premises Level 1, 9/131 Hyde St, Yarraville (in the Hyde St Business Park)

When:  Sunday 5th May OR Sunday 23rd June 10am – 1pm

Getting here: We are located in the Hyde St Business Park close to Yarraville Gardens. 6 minutes walk (550 metres) from Seddon Station or 10 mins walk from Footscray Station straight up Hyde St. There is street parking in Hyde St and customer parking behind the complex at the end of Cowper St. See Contact Page for a map

NB Our workshops are NON REFUNDABLE and NON TRANSFERABLE.
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

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

Skill level: Absolute beginner. If you would like to learn sewing techniques for making clothes may wish to attend our Essential Sewing Techniques workshop on the same date, running  10am – 1pm.

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!

As a follow-up to this session we recommend our Make a Garment in a Day Workshop on Sunday 2nd June– a Beyond Basics Intensive that will introduce you to making clothes from stretch fabrics following a sewing pattern.

Where: At our recently relocated bright, airy and spacious sewing school: Level 1, 9/131 Hyde St, Footscray

When: Sunday 29th September 10am – 1pm

Getting here: We are located in the Hyde Business Park close to Yarraville Gardens. 5 minutes walk (550 metres) from Seddon Station or 12 mins walk from Footscray Station straight up Hyde St. The 409 bus runs up Hyde St between Yarraville and Highpoint.

There is street parking in Hyde St and customer parking behind the complex in Cowper St. See our Contact Page for a map.
NB. There is no visitor parking inside the business park but you can drive in to drop off/pick up things and people if required.

Our workshops are NON REFUNDABLE and NON TRANSFERABLE.
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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