Absolute Beginners Sewing Workshop - All Day

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)

Absolute Beginners Sewing Workshop - All Day

About This Class

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 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!


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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Aug 2017

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 :-)

Jul 2017

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.

Jul 2017

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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