Sewing Machine Basics Workshop Saturday 24th November 2pm – 5pm

$75.00

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 this session, we recommend our Make a Garment in a Day Workshop — a Beyond Basics Intensive that will introduce you to making clothes following a sewing pattern. This takes place the following day on Sunday 14th October.

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

When:  Sewing Machine Basics Workshop 24th November 2pm – 5pm

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 our Refund and Cancellation Policies before booking.

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

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Description

Sewing Machine Basics Workshop Saturday 24th November 2pm – 5pm

Make friends with your sewing machine! Learn the essential stitches and techniques you need to begin sewing in this Sewing Machine Basics workshop. You will make a simple bag and/or pillow case to take home and learn the skills to get you started on your own projects.

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 and a cushion cover

Sewing is a wonderful life skill to possess. Being able to mend, alter, or make your own clothes and homewares from scratch can save you money, reduce your impact on the environment and give you enormous pleasure and pride. You will find that you value and cherish the things you make for years to come. Gaining confidence in using a sewing machine is the first step to realising any number of textile projects. From clothes making and crafting to incorporating sewn textiles into your creative practice knowing how to use a sewing machine is a must!

For students keen to make clothing and other items using sewing patterns, this class can be taken in conjunction with the Sewing Pattern Basics Workshop

If the scheduled time for this workshop does not suit you contact us to discuss an alternative time. A minimum of four students is required for the class to go ahead. 

 

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