Thread Den

Thread Den

Fitzroy, VIC 3065
Member since 2013
Verified by WeTeachMe

  • 2417 Classes
  • 10331 Students
  • 767 Reviews

Learn to sew and make your own clothes.

Located on Melbourne's vibrant Brunswick Street, in Fitzroy. At Thread Den you can start at the very beginning, take your skills to the next level, and find your own unique style.

At Thread Den it's just like a friend (a super nice clever one) teaching you and a few friends to sew. There is no need to clear off a space and find somewhere to work at home. When you come in; take advantage of having all the equipment on hand, lovely big cutting tables, smooth running Janomes with plenty of feet accessories, inspiring resources, and friendly people to chat to. Everything is right here. 

Students simply need to bring along their fabric, matching thread and notions like buttons, zips, etc.  Your teachers have years of experience, their own labels and businesses, and the desire to share their skills and craftsmanship with you.

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Terms & Conditions

We require full payment to be made at the time of booking to secure your place. Payment can be made conveniently online with credit card, or at the studio in cash, EFT or credit card.

Unfortunately, we can’t tentatively hold or pencil in places without payment.

The full terms and conditions are available on our website -

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Refund & Cancellation Policy


  1. Cancellation requests received the day before, the day of, or any time after a course start are not be eligible for a refund, are not eligible for transfer, and are not eligible for credit towards another course.
  2. All cancellations are subject to a 25% cancellation fee.
  3. Refunds will be processed back to the original payment method less the 25% fee.
  4. Refunds are processed as soon as notification of cancellation is received, allow approximately 3 days for your banking institution to show the refund to your account. UPDATE March 2019 - We are not processing refunds during the COVID-19 crisis. Processing will return to normal after the shutdown is lifted.

Request for Transfer:

  1. Bookings (without date changes) are fully transferrable to another person without incurring any penalty.
  2. Participants may request a transfer to their booking without penalty up until fourteen (14) days prior to the course or workshop start date.
  3. Participants transferring their booking within fourteen (14) days prior to the course or workshop start date incur a $10 administration fee.
  4. Requests to transfer received the day before, the day of, or any time after a course start will not be eligible for a refund, are not eligible for transfer, and are not eligible for credit towards another course.

Notice periods above are based on your original booking date, if a transfer has been made, the notice periods do not reset.

Effective 1 November 2019

This policy is available for viewing on our website - 

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20 March 2020 • Sewing Basics 3 Week Course for Beginners

Forget YouTube as your go-to for learning how to sew, instead dive into your sewing escapades with the amazing (and patient) team at Thread Den! I just finished the Sewing Basics 3 Week Course for Beginners and the prospect of sitting at my machine no longer feels overwhelming. I have already been able to sew independently some simple projects, thanks to the guidance and information provided in these workshops. These 3 lessons were exactly what I needed to get started and even just being shown the proper way to set up my machine in a hands on way has been incredibly helpful.


15 March 2020 • Wide Leg Pants Workshop with an Invisible Zip ✄

I just love the classes at Thread Den. I keep adding pieces to my wardrobe. Great teachers, clear instructions, new unique clothes and I get to take a pattern away. What more could you want?


11 March 2020 • 1950s Hair and Make-up Workshops

I went to a 1950s work shop just over a month ago and honestly had such a fun afternoon! Miss Lee was an amazing teacher and 100% recommend going to one of the hair and makeup workshops! Will be going again soon !

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Thank you Olivia for such a lovely review. Miss Lee is a gem and we are lucky that she comes to Thread Den to teach her glamorous ways!

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