💛ALL AGES | Private Sewing Lesson
from AU$90.00

💛ALL AGES | Private Sewing Lesson

1-to-1 Sewing Lesson for any age or skill level

Next Available: Thu, 30 May 4:00PM (AEST)
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1 hour 30 minutes
Over 20 people have attended this class



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 1 Student - Ages 12+ years

  • 2 hrs | 1 Adult or Teen
  • 1.5 hrs | 1 Adult or Teen

 1 Student - Ages 7+ years

  • 1.5 hrs | 1 Kid & 1 Adult 
    • Kid is student, adult to observe so they can provide sewing assistance at home

2 Students - Ages 12+ years

  • 2 hrs | 2 Adults or Teens (or 1 Adult & 1 Teen)
  • 1.5 hrs | 2 Adults or Teens (or 1 Adult & 1 Teen)

2 Students - Ages 7+ years

  • 1.5 hrs | 2 Kids & 1 Adult
    • Kids are students, adult to observe so they can provide sewing assistance at home

Do you learn better in a one-to-one setting?
Perhaps you want to brush up on a particular technique.
Or maybe you have a special project, but you need some help making it.

Private lessons are a flexible option for learning to sew as you can learn what you want at your own pace.
During the lesson, you have plenty of teacher attention as you are in a private setting.
The content of the lesson is customised to suit you and what you want to learn or make.


1. Register and Pay

Register and pay for a lesson on the website - or - get in touch to arrange a time slot that suits

2. Lesson Content

When registering for your lesson online, detail what you want to learn or do in the lesson in the registration form.

There may be follow-up questions asked via email.

3. Confirmation Email

You’re sent a final confirmation for your lesson.

The email outlines the details of your lesson, what to bring and directions for getting to the studio.

4. Attend the Lesson

Come to your lesson and we go through what you want to learn

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What you will learn

  • Content of the classes is customised to suit you
  • Learn how to make the projects you want
  • Learn the skills that you want

What you will get

  • Plenty of teacher attention
  • Use of studio sewing machine or overlocker – or bring your own
  • Use of studio equipment & tools
Parking Info

The studio is located at a private suburban residence, East of Norris Road.

Street address is included in the confirmation email once attendees have booked.


On-street parking is available 


🔗Click here for bus stops and bus routes to use.🔗

What to bring

  • Bring along the materials and notions required for your project
  • Water bottle & light snack
  • (Recommended) A notebook and pen

What to wear

Enclosed shoes must be worn while in the studio and throughout the class

Appropriate for

ADULTS | All skill levels are catered to in private lessons

Bringing Your Own Sewing Machine?

Bernina, Brother, Elna, Husqvarna, Janome, Pfaff, Singer machines are welcome. No mini, toy & handheld. Otherwise, contact before booking.

Make It Nifty holds sewing and dressmaking classes in Bracken Ridge 30 minutes North of Brisbane CBD. 

At Make It Nifty students are taught sewing techniques and knowledge while having a good time.

Students are encouraged to “give it a go”; progress is better than perfection. Students should leave class feeling happy that they have tried something new; proud that they made something with their own two hands and skill, and confident they could do it again.

Make It Nifty is a (very) small private business that was started in 2015 on Vanessa’s dining table.

Make It Nifty is now located in a studio space on the ground floor of Vanessa’s home in Bracken Ridge.

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5.0 (9 reviews)
Wendyrated it
23 Feb 2024
Had a private lesson for my granddaughter with Vanessa and I have to say she was wonderful Excellent lesson and a very patient person My granddaughter and I have nothing but praise for her
Make It Nifty - Beginner & Garment Sewing Classes 02 Mar 2024

Hi Wendy,
I appreciate you taking the time to leave a 5-star review. 🙏 I'm so glad you both had a good experience in your lesson.
I'm looking forward to seeing you in the studio again soon. 🧵
- Vanessa

Julie rated it
04 Feb 2024
Thanks for a very thorough lesson Vanessa. I’ve had lots of experience patchworking but zero exposure to garment patterns. I feel confident to read the back of a pattern packet and to cut all the relevant pieces for my project. I’m excited for the next steps to join all the pieces to finalise my top! Vanessa is very patient, very clear with instructions, studio is spotless and I’ll be back for another lesson. Many thanks.
Make It Nifty - Beginner & Garment Sewing Classes 09 Feb 2024

Hi Julie,
I appreciate you taking the time to leave a 5-star review. 🙏
I'm thrilled to hear you're feeling more confident about garment sewing patterns!
Looking forward to seeing you in the studio again soon. 🧵- Vanessa

Allisonrated it
24 Nov 2023
Brilliant private session this week. Sewing can be daunting when you're beginning but this has given me great confidence! I'm looking forward to the group sessions next year. Thankyou for making the basics, simple and easy to understand. Don't delay, book yours today!
Make It Nifty - Beginner & Garment Sewing Classes 04 Jan 2024

Hi Allison,

Thank you for taking the time to leave a 5-star review! 🙏

I'm happy to hear that the private lesson has given you more confidence.

I hope to see you in the studio again in 2024!

Happy stitching! 🧵

- Vanessa

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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

  • A refund can be requested 15 days before class starts. An admin fee of AU$35.00 applies.
  • A credit note can be requested 8 days before the class starts. An admin fee of AU$10.00 applies.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Make It Nifty or organised by Make It Nifty must agree to these terms and conditions.


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 Make It Nifty

By registering for a class/event, Students/Attendees and Parents/Guardians agree to release and hold harmless Make It Nifty, its representatives and employees, for any accident that may occur to a Students/Attendees while attending any activities held by Make It Nifty.

  • Activities at Make It nifty include risks that may lead to injury. 
  • Sewing includes the use of machines, needles, scissors, irons and other tools and substances that may cause property damage, injury, death or other harm.
  • Students/Attendees must behave in a safe and sensible manner.
  • If Students/Attendees behave in a way that endagers themselves or others they will be removed from the class/event.
  • If Students/Attendees are removed due to their behaviour their class/event fee is forfeited.
  • If Young Students/Attendees are removed from a class/event their Parent/Guardian will be contacted to collect them immediately.


By registering for a class/event, Students/Attendees and Parents/Guardians give permission for first aid and/or medical treatment to be given to the Students/Attendees they have registered if the need arises, and to the pay costs that are associated with said first aid and/or medical treatment.


I agree to give Make It Nifty unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Make It Nifty  classes and events or on Make It Nifty premises. (For use of Make It Nifty marketing materials).

  • Make It Nifty may take photos and/or videos of Students/Attendees and their projects during a class/event.
  • These photos, video and sound may be used online and in printed or digital marketing and/or social media platforms.
  • By registering for a class/event, Students/Attendees and Parents/Guardians are agreeing to the picture and/or sound of Students/Attendees being used by Make It Nifty without granting additional permissions and without compensation.


  • Classes/events begin at the scheduled start time. 
  • Students/Attendees are expected to arrive between 10 and 5 minutes before the start time so they are ready for the scheduled start time.
  • To avoid disruptions to the class/event, Students/Attendees are no longer permitted to join the class/event 15 minutes after the scheduled start time.
    • If Students/Attendees arrive more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or don’t attend at all, they forfeit their class/event fee.
  • Students/Attendees are not given refunds or credit if they miss part of a class/event or an entire class/event in a series of class/events.
  • Make It Nifty endeavours for classes/events to finish at the scheduled end time. 
    • However, class/event times are just an indication only, you may finish before or after the finishing time.
  • Parents/Guardians are required to pick up their child/ward promptly at the end of a class/event as there is no after-hours care for Youth Students/Attendees.
    • If Youth Students have not been collected within 10 minutes of class/event scheduled end time Parents/Guardians will be billed for the time elapsed since the scheduled end time for the class/event, at the rate of $2.50 per minute.


  • Rescheduling/postponing are not included as part of each booking/ticket.
  • When an attendee will not or does not attend an event they've booked, it's a cancellation of their booking.
  • Refer to the Cancellation/Refund Policy for details regarding cancellation notice periods, compensation options & processing fees.
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