Description

This is a fun filled 5 week sewing class on Monday nights to teach you how to sew from scratch. Have a laugh and a cuppa while you gradually build your confidence, and take the finished projects home to show off to your friends. These are small group classes (only 4-7 students) to ensure plenty of individual attention from your friendly sewing teacher.

We will be making an envelope cusion cover with buttons and button holes, a fully lined handbag with darts for shaping, and a pair of pyjama pants with separate elastic waist casing and side slant pockets.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Please note that the curriculum is a guideline only. Our teachers are here to help you learn at your own pace, which means some students sew very quickly and may even get an additional project completed towards the end of the class, whereas others work more slowly, which may mean that they may not get their final projects finished completely in the the five weeks. The most important aspect is that you learn lots of new techniques at a pace comfortable for you, and that you feel confident in your newly acquired sewing abilities. 

We never want to rush you, nor hold you back!

Please note, there are no classes on public holidays. Public holidays that fall on a course date push the class end date back by one week. 

If you don't already have a sewing kit, we have some for sale for only $10 each. Each kit inlcudes:  sewing thread, a Janome plastic bobbin, an unpicker, a wheel of pins, a thread clipper, and a handmade label to sew onto your creation.

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Class Schedule

5 Weekly Sessions x 2.5 Hours (6:30 PM to 9:00 PM)

What you will learn
  • How to use a sewing machine and sew from scratch!
  • How to make a envelope cushion cover, a lined handbag & trendy pyjama pants with side slant pockets
  • Working with patterns, cut and lay out patterns, sewing different seam types & seam finishes, inserting lining, sewing pockets & darts, machine buttonholes, hemming and much more
What you will get
  • Full access to our sewing machines - you don't have to bring your own
  • Refreshments during the course (includes tea, coffee and biscuits)
  • Your finished projects to take home & show off to your friends!
  • Expert tuition by a qualified teacher
  • Small group, only 4-7 students

What to bring
  • For the first class, please bring with you 60cm of non-stretch woven fabric that is a minimum of 112cm wide to make a cushion cover to fit a 50cmx50cm insert. You will also need matching thread and three to four buttons for the cushion cover closure.
  • Ideal fabrics are 100% medium weight cottons or home decorator fabrics that do not fray easily. Unsuitable fabrics would be fabrics that have stretch, are too thin, extremely thick or sheer.
  • Please bring a basic sewing kit of pins and fabric scissors, a bobbin to suit your machine, etc with you to all classes. You can also buy these items from us.
  • If you use one of our machines you will need to bring a plastic Janome bobbin, or you buy one off us for $2 each.
  • If you want to buy all your fabric before the course starts: 2.5m of cotton (summer) or flannelette (winter) for the pajama pants. For the bag, 2 fabrics of 70cm for inner and outer bag
What to wear

We recommend you wear closed in shoes.


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MAKEandLEARN

Vendor sincce 2014

We are a small business specializing in bringing fun and creative small group classes to the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. At MAKEandLEARN, we teach sewing, pattern making, block construction, embroidery, knitting, crochet, patchwork and all things handmade. We also offer workshops on natural health and living, including massage, making herbal home remedies, natural cleaning products and natural spa and beauty products. Also check our fun hens parties and custom baby showers.

Small class sizes, cups of tea and biscuits, shared laughter make your learning experience a fun and social one.

Our teachers are always friendly and patient, and have a genuine desire to share their knowledge with you. We want you to really enjoy your class and feel inspired, so our classes are designed so that you walk away with a beautiful finished product at the end.

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

Cancellation policy

To ensure that every student receives plenty of attention and opportunities to ask questions during the class, we make it a priority to keep our class sizes small. Classes also require a minimum number of students to run.

For that reason, your enrollment in the class is final and cancellations will forfeit the full fee However, you can also transfer your place at that class to a friend or family member at no extra cost, just let us know.

So please double check your availability before making a booking as there will be no exceptions. If you do know in advance that you may be unavailable for a specific day of the class, please contact us prior to discuss. We may be able to accommodate you in an alternate class to make up for the missed class (this option is only available if confirmed at the time of booking.)

Missed Classes

We run small group classes, most of them sized between four to six students only. This means that our classes are usually fully booked. With prior arrangement (upon booking a class), we may be able to offer a make-up class at the teacher's discretion, given there is a space available in a parallel class.

However, we regret we do not offer make-up classes for missed classes in general, due to the small class size mentioned. If we did, we would have to change our business model to larger size groups, or significantly increase our prices to accommodate the extra students.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us to discuss.

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Terms & Conditions

Cancellation policy

To ensure that every student receives plenty of attention and opportunities to ask questions during the class, we make it a priority to keep our class sizes small. Classes also require a minimum number of students to run.

For that reason, your enrollment in the class is final and cancellations will forfeit the full fee unless we can fill the class after your cancellation. In that case we will happily refund your full fee or give you a credit towards a different class. You can also transfer your place at that class to a friend or family member at no extra cost, just let us know.

So please double check your availability before making a booking as there will be no exceptions. If you do know in advance that you may be unavailable for a specific day of the class, please contact us prior to discuss. We may be able to accommodate you in an alternate class to make up for the missed class (this option is only available if confirmed at the time of booking. 

Missed Classes

We run small group classes, most of them sized between four to seven students only. This means that our classes are usually fully booked. With prior arrangement (upon booking a class), we may be able to offer a make-up class at the teacher's discretion, given there is a space available in a parallel class.

However, we regret we do not offer make-up classes for missed classes unless agreed upon prior to booking, due to the small class size mentioned. If we did, we would have to change our business model to larger size groups, or significantly increase our prices to accommodate the extra students.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us to discuss.

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suzanne

30 August 2016 • Beginners Sewing Class

If you've been looking at your mothers machine for years and thought it's about time I learn to use that thing then Natascha is the one. Natascha is not only a totally lovely person but she's a very patient and knowledgeable teacher. I completed the beginners sewing class and thoroughly enjoyed it. I have sharped up my skills with and now looking forward to joining the open sewing class, excited to make a little something to wear with Natascha's expert guidance. Highly recommended.

Melissa

26 June 2016 • Beginners Sewing Class

Such a welcoming fun class. Natascha shares her knowledge in a relaxed manner so you learn quickly. I have signed up for my next classes and can't wait. Thank you.

Qing

26 June 2016 • Beginners Sewing Class

Highly recommend Natascha as a teacher. Her encouraging and patient approach as well as the project based approach of the clas has helped me learn some wonderful sewing skills.

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