Video Chat private lesson

Private Sewing Lesson

Also available via video chat

Next Available: Wed, 08 Apr 3:00PM
2.0 hours
Over 250 people have attended this class
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If one of our many workshops or courses doesn't suit, we can tailor private lessons to your needs.  

  • Face-to-face Private lessons are $118 for 2 hours, additional hours are $59 each.
  • Video chat Private lessons are $30 for 30 minutes, with a 30 minute minimum.
  • Payment is required to book in your private lesson and until payment is received lessons are not confirmed.

To organise a lesson, send us an email:

  • what you want to learn or details of the project you are working on, and 
  • what days and times you have availability (note - weekends are very busy and have longer wait times)
  • email = info @ ThreadDen . com

*** DON'T BOOK TICKETS NOT RESERVED FOR YOU *** If the ticket type listed says "Reserved for X" this has been pre-arranged for another student. Please don't select this ticket type... unless of course it is you!

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What you will learn
  • As requested by student
What you will get
  • Tuition tailored to your requirements
Parking Info
  • Level 1, 329 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. Look for the red door.
  • Most Brunswick St parking is ticketed & max' 2hrs. However, longer time parking is available in the paid Coles Car Park.
  • Public Transport is the ideal way to get here - jump on the 11 tram & get off at Johnston St.

What to bring
  • Bring along the materials and notions required for your project
What to wear


Appropriate for

All skill levels are catered to in our Private Lessons.


Thread Den

Vendor since 2013

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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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

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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.

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09 March 2020 • Private Sewing Lesson

Fabulous! Danielle was an excellent tutor who coached me so well that I was able to practically complete my project while I was there. And this was in addition to the advice she gave me about a couple of other projects I asked her about. I'm so impressed with Danielle's expertise and generosity in sharing her expertise. I wholeheartedly recommend Thread Den!

Thread Den


Thank you for such a lovely review. I hope you have been back at the machine sewing up a storm since your lesson.




07 March 2020 • Private Sewing Lesson

Quick and fast booking for private lesson. The instructor was friendly and helpful. Due to the time constraint, I started drafting the torso blocks by tracing and adjusting from a standard pattern blocks instead of starting fresh from all the body measurements. However, I was satisfied with the final fitted pattern blocks for myself.

Thread Den


Hi Lay Lim,

Thank you for such a lovely review. We can't wait to see what you design next from your custom fitted bodice block.


05 March 2020 • Private Sewing Lesson

I had a lesson with Danielle today - to help me sewing with stretch fabrics. (I couldn't make the dates for the classes on offer.) It was just want I needed to help me improve my sewing. I learned heaps in 2 hours. This included: best stitches to use and why; what to check on my machine to have a better outcome with stretch materials; better technique to hem; the need for steam when ironing seams; and a better way to make a waist band on some shorts. I also had help with decoding, laying out, cutting and starting my next sewing project. On top of that I also had a lovely afternoon! When I booked the class I signed up for a membership too (on the basis that a friend had recommended Thread Den) and I'm really pleased that I did. I look forward to coming back to the studio and wouldn't hesitate to book a private lesson again if there were things I needed help with.

Thread Den


Thank you for your lovely review Mary. I hope we see you in the Open Studios or at Sewcial Sewing soon and I can't wait to see what else you've been making for your little people.



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