Sewing Basics Course for Beginners

What to Bring

  • Week 1: a piece of craft felt at least 17cm x 27cm, sewing machine thread & a piece woven cotton fabric at least 25cm x 35cm
  • Week 2: a piece of heavy weight fusible interfacing at least 30cm x 60cm, sewing machine thread, a 25cm closed end chunky plastic zip & a piece of woven cotton fabric at least 30cm x 80
  • Week 3: sewing machine thread, two pieces of woven cotton fabric both at least 1 metre x 1 metre
  • A list of supplies is included in your confirmation email
  • *some of these can be purchased at booking, you select from our small range of colours on arrival

What to Wear

  • Casual

Appropriate For

  • Perfect for absolute beginners

Sewing Basics Course for Beginners

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • The course starting date and time is listed in the drop down box to the right.
  • Your course will continue over three consecutive weeks in 3 hour workshops.
  • e.g. "Tuesday 6th Dec 6:00pm" will run 6th, 13th & 20th December from 6-9pm.

What You Will Learn

  • Week 1: Threading and setting up your machine, using sewing kit tools, getting familiar with the terminology.
  • Week 2: All about zippers and inserting an exposed zip, understanding and using interfacing, the anatomy of fabric.
  • Week 3: Tracing out, cutting technique, sewing at seam allowance, bagging out a lining.

What You Get

  • Detailed handouts at each weekly workshop.
  • Experienced and friendly teachers to take you through everything from the very beginning.
  • No need to bring anything. We have smooth running Janome machines (supplied by Statewide Sewing Centres).


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Learn to sew from the very beginning as we take you through all the basics of sewing.  You'll get an understanding of the sewing machine, machine sewing techniques and start trouble shooting problems at the machine yourself.  You'll get to know what you want in a sewing machine if you haven't yet purchased one.  We'll introduce you to terminology, tools, patterns, fabric selection, cutting technique and achieving professional results. Check out some pretty photos of this course by - clicking here

What you'll be making:

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  • Week 1: A felt lined fabric wallet perfect for your ipod or mobile
  • Week 2: A zippered toiletries case with interfacing
  • Week 3: A fully lined sling bag with boxed out corners

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Student Feedback:

Thank you Thread Den, Dan, Laura and Amy. I learnt how to use my machine and enjoyed the modules! I'm so happy! - Amanda Pinto

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Thread Den's member discount does not apply to this course. 

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Aug 2017
Sewing Basics Course for Beginners - 15 Jul 2017 2:00 PM

My 15 year old daughter completed the Sewing for Beginners course. It was great value for money and she thoroughly enjoyed it. She learnt a lot over the 3 week course and made 3 great items that she uses. I would highly recommend this course for anyone who wants to get started with Sewing. It was fantastic!

Aug 2017
Sewing Basics Course for Beginners - 15 Jul 2017 2:00 PM

I just loved my experience at the Thread Den sewing class for beginners. Our teacher Jen was exceptional. We actually made three items over the three Saturdays and we were all amazed at what we had been able to do. It was a comfortable and relaxed class with excellent equipment, and being able to buy some tools, fabrics and zips while we were there was a bonus. The range of ages was also great as I didn't feel too out of place being older. Totally inspired and have booked in to a cushion class!

Aug 2017
Sewing Basics Course for Beginners - 15 Jul 2017 2:00 PM

I learnt to sew a pouch, a make up bag and a shopping bag. All three lessons were exceptionally fun and rewarding

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