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Sewing Basics Course for Beginners


Next Available: Tue, 02 Oct 6:00PM
3.0 hours x 3 Weeks
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Description

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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. 

What You'll Be Making

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

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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 will get
  • Experienced and friendly teachers to take you through everything from the very beginning.
  • Detailed handouts in each weekly workshop.
  • No need to bring any equipment or machines.
Parking Info
  • We are located at Level 1, 329 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy.  It's a red door on the street between an Afghan restaurant and the N2 Gelato Bar.  If you are putting this into your GPS for directions - make sure that the address is NOT coming up as North Fitzroy. That's a couple of kilometres down the road. Totally not where you need to go.
  • Parking near Thread Den: There is very little free parking. Brunswick Street is all ticketed and restricted to as little as 2hours during some hours of the day.  Surrounding streets can also be difficult.  However, you can park for longer in the paid Coles Car Park.  When you look it up online it is listed as Johnston Street, however access is via Argyle Street.  If you park on level 1 or 2 and spend over $30 at Coles, you can get your parking for up to 4 hours reimbursed in Coles.  
  • Catch the tram. Public Transport is the ideal way to get to Thread Den - jump on the number 11 Tram and get off near the Johnston Street intersection.

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 45cm x 35cm
  • Week 2: a piece of heavy weight fusible interfacing at least 45cm x 60cm, sewing machine thread, a 25cm closed end chunky plastic zip & .5metre woven cotton fabric
  • Week 3: sewing machine thread, two pieces of woven cotton fabric both 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


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Thread Den

Vendor since 2013

Have you played with the idea of learning to sew? Do you day dream about making your own clothes? 

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.

Thread Den is located at Level 1, 329 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. Start at the very beginning, take your skills to the next level, or find your own unique style.

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

On occasion, Thread Den is forced to cancel a class due to low booking numbers. We really don't like to do this as we love to teach people to sew, knit and crochet, but if we don't cover our costs we can't run the class. In instances where Thread Den must cancel a class, enrolled participants will be notified 24 hours or more prior to the scheduled class and will receive a credit for a replacement class or a refund as required.

There are no refunds due to change of mind.

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Terms & Conditions

Cancellations of Bookings Policy

  • If you provide notice seven or more days prior to the start of your course, you will need to pay an administration fee of $10.
  • Cancellations or changes made with less than seven days notice before the start of a course, will forfeit 50% of the paid class fee.
  • Cancellations or changes made less than 48 hours prior to class commencement will forfeit the full course fee paid.

If you miss the second or subsequent sessions of course, you cannot be reimbursed for that session. You are encouraged to come in and use the Sewing Lounge during hours so you hopefully still finish your project.

Transfers of your course or workshop booking to a friend or family are fine.

Payment Policy:

Classes at Thread Den frequently become fully booked, so 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 store in cash, EFT or credit card or even via credit card over the phone.

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

Thank you for reading all the details.

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Polly

07 September 2018 • Sewing Basics Course for Beginners

Great course, perfect to get you started and nice to have 3 separate completed proje ts at the end. Having a small group was great and the teachers were really helpful and friendly!

Elise

01 September 2018 • Sewing Basics Course for Beginners

I didn't expect to pick up sewing so quickly but after these three lessons I've been sewing every night and already made some of my own clothes. Perfect course for beginners, they are great teachers and it's so much fun!!

Romane

28 August 2018 • Sewing Basics Course for Beginners

Great course overall, I'd definitely recommend to buy your own fabric because there is almost no choice and if you want to enjoy your finished projects, it is much better to have a nice and thick material rather than an ugly one you'll never use again. I'd recommend to email them before the class start and ask them which length of fabric to buy for each class, that way you will have something nice :) Also, if you are a complete beginner, consider that it is really hard to finish the project on time, so you'll have to rush a bit. Still a really good class, but it would be muuuch better if it was clearer on the website that there is almost no fabric provided, and if the class was 30min longer as almost nobody finishes on time.

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