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Absolute Beginners Sewing Workshop - All Day



Description

This is a very popular workshop for those who have never sewn before or at least not for a very long time.

Drawstring Bag (Morning)

You will learn how to thread a sewing machine, wind a bobbin, sew straight seams and sewing machine basics.

In the morning, we will be making a cute drawstring bag to keep your sewing notions in. It will have a casing, buttunholes for openings and fancy French seams.

Zipper Purse (Afternoon)

This module complements the morning module. You will be making a gorgeous zippered pouch or clutch. Learn how to sew in a zipper and fully line your purse with hidden seams.

Make one for yourself to keep your phone, keys, a lip gloss and some change, then go home and make many more and various sizes to store your toiletries, receipts, business cards, special treats, pens and pencils, or to give as a gift with a nice tube of hand cream inside.

Sewing techniques you will learn during the day

  • Straight stitch
  • Zig Zag Stich
  • Back tack
  • Sewing corners
  • French seams
  • Hemming fabric edges
  • Edge-stitch
  • Creating a casing
  • Threading a ribbon through
  • Best way to press your sewing
  • Sewing button holes on the machine
  • Sewing a zipper by machine
  • Sewing lining in a zipper purse
  • How to sew with minimal pinning

What is provided?

  • 5 1/2 hours of tuition (includes short lunch break, BYO sandwich)
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits during the workshop
  • A fabric and zipper kit for all your projects.

We can also provide a sewing machine free of charge (just select the option at the time of booking) for your use during the workshop, if you cannot bring your own.

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Class Schedule

10:30 AM to 4:00 PM

What you will learn
  • How to thread a sewing machine, wind a bobbin and understand all the stitch functions and settings
  • Confidently sew straight and curved lines, regular and French seams, zippers, linings, buttonholes, hems, casings and more
  • We are making the following projects, each building a specific set of skills: a drawstring bag with button holes and casing, and a fully lined purse/pouch with a zipper
What you will get
  • Expert 5 1/2 hours of tuition by a qualified teacher (includes short lunch break, BYO sandwich)
  • A fabric and zipper kit for all your projects.
  • Small group, to ensure personal attention and maximum learning at your own pace
  • Refreshments during the course (includes tea, coffee and biscuits)
  • Use one of our sewing machines during class absolutely free
  • Pick up some valuable tricks of the trade to make your sewing look hand crafted, not home made!
  • Your finished projects to take home & show off to your friends!

What to bring
  • A simple sewing kit of white sewing thread, pins and a pair of fabric scissors if you have them. (We also have inexpensive sewing kits for sale on the day, for your convenience)
  • You are welcome to bring your own machine (but you don't have to).
  • Janome brand plastic bobbin, if you are using one of our machines (or you can buy one from us for $2).
  • BYO lunch, such as a sandwich
What to wear

We recommend you wear closed in shoes.

Appropriate for

Adults ( 16 and over)


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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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Kirsty

01 August 2017 • Absolute Beginners Sewing Workshop - All Day

I learnt the basics of how to get a machine loaded & ready to go, different types of stitching, and various seams. I had a really good day and was proud of what I made! I just hope to get a machine & get practicing soon whilst it's fresh :-)

Emma

13 July 2017 • Absolute Beginners Sewing Workshop - All Day

I had a wonderful time learning how to sew and different sewing technics. I have already made two more zipper bags and can't wait to get stuck into more sewing projects. I would highly recommend this class.

Ellie

11 July 2017 • Absolute Beginners Sewing Workshop - All Day

Excellent beginners class to learn how to set up the sewing machine and practice it's functionalities. Got to put it all to use when we made the 2 crafts. Very patient instructor as well!

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