This introductory beginners sewing class will teach you all the basics to get you started on the sewing machine! You will learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, how to use a simple pattern, and how to perform a few different stitches. You will walk out having finished a project you thought you could never do! You will gain a solid foundation of machine and hand sewing. You may not be ready to produce a Dior jacket quite yet, but at least you’ll be able to sew that ripped pillow on your couch.
You will learn the fundamentals of your sewing machine and the basic sewing techniques to get your started in sewing! We’ll cover the parts of the machine and get to know what each component does and how to use them. We’ll go over a few sewing exercises to build confidence and introduce few little tricks to improve your accuracy along the way. Finally to tie it all together, and to introduce using patterns and cutting in fabric, we’ll do a mini project to take home.
Students are welcome to bring their own machines or we have Machines you can rent for the workshop! If you are bring a brand new machine along, please come to the workshop 10-15 minutes prior so Ann-Maree can help you set it up!
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!
- You will learn basic sewing skills including how to cut fabric, how to use a simple pattern, and how to perform a few different stitches.
- Pro guidance and skills to tackle future sewing projects
- You’ll gain confidence using a sewing machine
- Feel free to bring along your own sewing machine if you want advice on using.
- We also supply machines at a small hire cost. Please arrive 10 minutes early if you are bringing a machine you have never used before. Please make sure your machine works and you have all the bits and attachments for it before you come to the class!
New to the sewing machine
Vendor since 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, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. If you do miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email email@example.com to organise a refund or transfer.
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 text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
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.
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Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a refund.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes. 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 text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.