Teenage Afterschool Sewing Classes 8-17 Year Olds


Sewing Classes Brighton Melbourne

Learn to sew in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. This course is suitable for absolute beginners or as a refresher course for those who are returning to sewing after a long break. We will go over how to use your sewing machine and look at the special features of the machine and how to use them effectively.

  • You will learn how to thread and wind a bobbin
  • How to use your sewing machine effectively
  • Sewing straight lines and curves and pivoting
  • Basic seam construction and neatening techniques
  • Quick tips and many user-friendly techniques for pinning, cutting, through to construction and pressing.
    • Measurements, pattern size selection, tracing, transferring markings, cutting
    • Sewing bust darts, neck and armhole facings, inserting an invisible zip
    • Professional finishes on seams and hems

These classes are based around the use of commercial patterns, with an aim to simplify the instructions that come with them. This includes an understanding of the symbols found on the patterns, making alterations or fitting adjustments as required to get the correct fit.

From absolute beginners to “rusty” sewers, through to sewers already on the go that are lacking courage to start a project, these classes aim to extend your skills and knowledge of finishing off, tailoring, lining garments etc, whatever you wish to try, or feel you need to brush-up on , or need help with.

Maximum six students in group classes

  • Basic beginners
  • Classes for junior’s,
  • Secondary students 

Each student can choose their own project and work in an unstructured relaxed atmosphere.

In these classes, you will be taught basic sewing methods based on your individual needs.

Using Industrial shortcuts adapted for the home machine – enabling you to have a full understanding of construction methods, materials, and the sewing machine.

Students to provide all materials, patterns, sewing machine and notions. I have a few machines that can be used if you have not yet purchased a machine.

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Class Schedule

Duration: 2 Hours

What you will learn
  • Measurements, pattern size selection, tracing, transferring markings, cutting.
  • Basic seam construction and neatening techniques, techniques such as Sewing darts, neck and armhole facings,edge stitching and inserting an invisible zip
  • Professional finishes on seams and hems
What you will get
  • Small group instruction, to ensure personal attention
  • Your own completed projects using best construction techniques with quality finish
  • Improved sewing skills, knowledge and confidence
  • I do have sewing machines for class use if needed
  • Great experience and leave with a smile on your face.

What to bring
  • Students to provide all materials, patterns, sewing machine and notions. You need a basic sewing kit consisting of:
  • Notebook and pen
  • Tape measure
  • Fabric dressmakers scissors
  • paper scissors
  • grease proof paper (from IGA supermarkets multix or black and gold) or tracing paper to trace pattern pieces
  • Packet of Schmetz Universal no. 12/80 machine needles
  • Packet of hand sewing needles
  • Packet of glass head dressmakers pins (extra long and thin) (Korbond brand from Coles supermarkets are good) please do not buy pearl head pins as they are very poor quality and often blunt.
  • Gutermann sewing thread – white or black or to match fabric
  • Quick unpick
  • Blue or pink or white tailors chalk pencil
  • tailors chalk / carbon paper (I recommend the ‘Burda’ Dressmakers carbon paper
  • marking / tracing wheel ( to use with dressmakers carbon paper)
  • 2 bobbins (to suit your machine)
  • 50 cm iron on medium weight interfacing or shapewell non iron
  • pattern and notions
  • Janome plastic bobbin if you are using my machine
  • 50cm of calico fabric or scrap fabric
  • Sewing Machine
What to wear


Appropriate for

Teenager - 8 to 17 Year Olds


Sew Good

Vendor sincce 2015

Hi my name is Sue Murphy. I am passionate about sewing and teaching sewing. I grew up making all my doll’s clothes and my own clothes. I love to teach my students the best sewing construction and neatening methods to use and how to achieve quality garments that look professional and fit well. I run Sewing Classes in my home in Brighton (or I can come to you if you are in the Bayside area).

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

Changes/Cancellation/Refund Policy

  • With at least 24 hours notice: Full Refund/Changes OK
  • Within 24hrs of booking. No Show/Cancellation/Changes: NO REFUND

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