Sew it Upcycled! – Kid’s Holiday Workshops

Engaging school holiday workshops for girls and boys aged between 8 and 12.

Tuesday 22nd January: Sewing Machine Basics
Ideal for kid’s who want to try out sewing or have a sewing machine they would like to learn to use. We will start from the very beginning, learning the parts of the machine, how to thread and unthread it, and how to sew lines and curves. After the class has mastered the basics they will make a simple fun project to take home. If  your child has a sewing machine they would like to use they can work on that (no toy or ‘mini’ machines please), if not they can use one of ours. All other material and equipment is provided.

Thursday 24th January workshop: Make a Dinosaur or Unicorn Hat
The class will work on a super-cool hat made from recycled fabrics. This project will involve hand and machine stitching as well as a bit of glueing.

The workshops can be taken together or separately however basic machine sewing skills are desirable for the second workshop. Each workshop will have a maximum of 5 students. Four enrolments are required for the workshop to proceed.

Please contact us if you have any questions or would like more information.

We will provide: Sewing machines and all other equipment and materials.

Bring along: Your own sewing machine if you would like to learn on that (we have plenty if you don’t own one). Some snacks and a drink.

Our small class numbers (maximum 5 students) allow your teacher Zoe to give each student lots of personalised attention.

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

When: 10am – 12noon Tuesday 22nd January: Sewing Machine Basics
Thursday 24th January workshop: Make a Dinosaur or Unicorn Hat

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.


Two fun holiday workshops with an emphasis on sustainability. For children aged between 7 and 12.

Two hand sewing & crafting workshops with guest teacher Jodie from A Fitting Connection

Morning session- 10.30am – 12.30pm
Tee Remade
– Make stylish fabric necklaces and tassels from t-shirt yarn! Bring a tired tee or two to turn into yarn, or choose from our colourful selection.

Afternoon session- 1pm – 3pm
Sustainable Gift Decorations
– Make a range of cute gift and party decorations including mini-bunting, alphabet gift tags, pompoms and flower embellishments from upcycled fabrics found around the home.

No sewing experience is necessary and all materials are provided. Bring along some snacks and a drink (and lunch if you child is coming to both Wednesday sessions)

Both teachers hold a Working with Children Check.

Where:  Level 1, 9/131 Hyde St, Footscray

Booking Policies:  Due to our small class numbers our workshops are NON REFUNDABLE and NON TRANSFERABLEBe sure to familiarise yourself with all our Refund and Cancellation Policies before booking to avoid disappointment.
NB: If covid related circumstances prevent you from attending on the date you book, you may transfer to the next date this workshop is held or receive a credit.

Payment Options: Paypal using a credit card or Paypal balance. Direct Deposit. Our bank details are in the confirmation email you will receive upon booking. Payment by Direct Deposit is required within 24 hours of booking to secure your place.