If you want to learn something specific, work on an existing project, and even if you like learning in a one-on-one envrionment, then Private Sewing Classes are the way to go.

We tailor private lessons to your needs.  

If the ticket type listed has a name in it, this has been setup as a custom lesson - please don't select this type... unless of course it is you!

If there is not a good time for you currently listed, email us at, tell us about what you would like to learn, provide a couple of dates and times that you are available. We'll then get back to you and setup a custom time and booking for you.  

Private lessons are $59 per hour - less for members (read about our membership here). Private Lessons can be organised for children and the cost is $40 per hour.  

Full payment is required at least 24 hours prior to all private lessons. 

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Class Schedule

Set at a default 2 hours - let us know if you want to book longer.

What you will learn
  • As requested by student
What you will get
  • Tuition tailored to your requirements

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.

Tell us about the project you are wanting to tackle


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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Cancelation & 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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27 February 2018 • Private Sewing Lessons

Delightful . Would recommend it !


18 May 2016 • Private Sewing Lessons

The teacher was able to explain dart manipulation on a bodice block, in one hour, that in class would have taken three. It included the instructions for many different styles of shirts, and how to use the basic block to change where the dart is, to create the required look. Anyone looking to improve their pattern making skills, or create their own bodice block should book in for a private lesson (or book in for the Pattern Making - Shirts class, next time it is being run).


17 May 2016 • Private Sewing Lessons

Hey I had a great time with Danielle and she was super helpful and patient with me. Will be back again

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