Sewing Machine Basics Workshop Sunday 12th September 10am – 1pm


A three hour workshop for absolute beginners who want to learn to sew 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
– just want to learn the handy skill of using a sewing machine
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 cushion cover or similar item

Skill level: Absolute beginner. You do not need any sewing experience to take this workshop. Open to adults and young adults (minimum age 15yo). 

We will provide: Sewing machines if you don’t have your own, some equipment, handout notes and lots of very useful tips and tricks!

Bring along:  – your own sewing machine if you would  like to learn on that
-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!
– a basic sewing kit if you have one. Please bring a box of pins at a minimum.
We sell Starter Packs containing a basic sewing kit for $30. We also sell pins, snips, seam rippers, thread, tape measures etc as single items.

Where: At our bright, airy and spacious sewing school: Level 1, 9/131 Hyde St, Footscray.
NB. We are on the first floor up 12 steps. We can help you carry up your machine if needed.

When: Sunday 12th 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.

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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