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Do you have a sewing machine you wish you knew how to use? Or ever wanted to learn to sew but not sure where to start, or know if you’re doing it right? Sewing is an epic skill to have up your sleeve whether its just to tailor your clothes for a more on point look or to finally tackle that Pinterest board full of ‘If only I could sew’ DIYs.

Bring your sewing machine (and any little bits that go with it) or borrow one of a friend,  aunty, nanna or whoever has one stashed away that they won’t miss, and I’ll take you through the basics of how to set up YOUR machine and how to use it. Forget trying to follow along on Youtube with people how have different machines from you and getting stuck. I’ll show you what you need to know get you started on your machine and start your first sewing project.

I’ll teach you how to wield the power of the sewing machine to make up this awesome minimalist pouch that can be used as a laptop sleeve (know your laptop dimensions before hand), fold over clutch, pencil/cord case or pouch for whatever it is you need to stash. You’ll the learn the basics of straight stitch, top stitching, inserting zippers, and for the speedy Gonzales of the bunch, how to add pockets and lining to up your sewing game. You’ll gain the confidence on the magic machine, and learn how to troubleshoot when you get stuck and make an awesome case as proof to your found skills. Ahhh the possibilities, let the DIY games begin!

About Ann-Maree Saver

I’ve been a maker since forever, spending many childhood afternoons mesmerised over DIY books and attempting to recreate them with whatever I could get my hands on. Fast forward another 20 years or so, I had a close call with a civil engineering degree before, saying f*k it and getting formally trained with a Diploma of Applied Fashion at TAFE and a Bachelor of Industrial Design at uni. Whilst I love working in the field, I also love teaching the skills that take mere ideas into reality, it’s like making magic right in front of your eyes!

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Class Schedule

Duration: 2.5 Hours

What you will learn
  • Sewing is an epic skill to have up your sleeve whether its just to tailor your clothes for a more on point look
  • Wield the power of the sewing machine to make up this awesome minimalist pouch
  • Basics of straight stitch, top stitching, inserting zippers
What you will get
  • My brain & sewing expertise
  • All sewing materials to use during the call
  • A group intro to the basics of sewing
  • One-on-ones on how the basics apply to your machine
  • Live demo of each sewing step of the pouch/case
  • Heavy printed & plain fabric
  • Contrast lining fabric
  • Metal zipper
  • New confidence & epic sewing skills
  • A copy of the instructions to make again at home and to prove to your friends that YOU ACTUALLY did made it yourself

What to bring
  • A sewing machine and its power cord and presser foot (If it hasn’t been used in a while, or you know it needs to be fixed, get it serviced before the class to save disappointment)
  • Any little/bits attachments that go with your machine (eg. needles, sewing feet, bobbins)
  • Optional: any of your own sewing materials or any non stretch slippery fabric you want to use for the pouch!
What to wear

Casual


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Work-Shop

Vendor sincce 2014

Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.

From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.

Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Northern Rivers, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

REFUNDS

Work-Shop requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email learn@work-shop.com.au to organise a refund.

CANCELLATIONS

We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Work-Shop or organised by Work-Shop must agree to these terms and conditions.

1.) LIABILITY WAIVER

  •  Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
  • Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Work-Shop.

I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Work-Shop.

2.) PHOTO & VIDEO

I agree to give Work-Shop unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Work-Shop classes and events or on Work-Shop’s premises. (Don’t worry, we’ll only these use to show others how much of a rad time you’re having through social media, newsletters, blogs, website and general Work-Shop promo material)

3.) REFUNDS

Work-Shop requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email learn@work-shop.com.au to organise a refund.

4.) CANCELLATIONS

We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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Robyn

20 April 2016 • Sewing Sessions

Fun workshop, loving my new clutch!

Hannah

14 April 2016 • Sewing Sessions

I did not attend the class because after I purchased my place the date changed twice and I was unable to attend.