Description

This intimate, small group five week class is aimed at students who want to work on their own projects at their own pace with the help of a friendly, qualified teacher. It is suitable for all levels, from continuing or advanced beginners to intermediate & advanced students. 

We will help you choose a project to match your skill level, and it is your choice whether you want to make an item of adult or kids clothing, an accessory, home furnishings or a bag. Bring in your pattern, sewing kit and fabric, and take advantage of your teachers knowledge and inspiration from your fellow students.

Learn how to read a sewing pattern, dressmaking or perfect for more advanced sewers who want to better their technique.

Due to the small class size, this is a very social and fun class, with tea, coffee and biscuits provided. But don't be deceived, you will learn heaps! Bring your own sewing machine, or use ours at no extra charge.

The course runs over 5 classes on a weeknight. Classes are 2.5hours long.

Please note, there is are no classes on public holidays, which may take the 5 week term over six weeks. For the September class, there is no class on the 3rd of October, making this a six week term.

Prerequisites:

  • You know how to thread and use the basic functions on your sewing machine, wind a bobbin, and have ideally completed a couple of sewing projects before.
  • If you have attended any of our beginners classes or workshops, you will be ready for this class. You can also book a private lesson (at a discounted rate) prior to the start date of the class if you have never sewn before to go over the basics.

If you don't already have a sewing kit, we have some for sale for only $10 each. Each kit inlcudes: a spool of thread, a Janome plastic bobbin (can be swapped for an additional spool of thread if desired), an unpicker, a wheel of pins, a thread clipper and a tape measure.

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Class Schedule

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

What you will learn
  • Anything from dressmaking to sewing home decor or alterations
  • How to read a sewing pattern, lay out and cut fabric
  • How to adjust clothes and patterns fo fit
What you will get
  • Full access to our sewing machines - you don't have to bring your own
  • Small group, to ensure personal attention and maximum learning at your own pace
  • 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
  • Get fitted by your teacher

What to bring
  • We are happy to help you choose a project
  • You will need to bring items required to complete your project such as a sewing kit, thread, fabric, zippers, etc.
What to wear

We recommend you wear closed in shoes.

Appropriate for

anyone who has basic machine sewing skills (must know how to thread and set up machine and sew straight lines)


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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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Shelley

05 June 2017 • Sewing Class

Loved this class! The teacher is exceptional she can lead you in creating whatever you desire. She is patience, encouraging and inspiring. The best sewing teacher I have ever had. I have now attended 2 Sewing Classes and 1 Pattern Making & Block Construction and I will be attending more. The classroom is gorgeous and the sense of inclusion is perfect.

Michelle

15 May 2017 • Sewing Class

What a great way to learn. It is a small friendly class, that allows you to bring along a project of your choice. You learn so much from a fantastic teacher and as a bonus you also get to learn from other peoples projects. Highly recommended.

Lyn

27 February 2017 • Sewing Class

Fabulous instruction in a relaxed and cheerful environment. The teacher is welcoming and patient. I've sewn fo a long time but learnt how to use feet I'd never heard of and quite a few other clever tricks.Loved it !

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