Simple A Line Skirt

Simple A Line Skirt Sewing Course ✄

A great project for beginners to build skills!

Over 50 people have attended this class


In this simple A Line skirt workshop, you'll create a versatile skirt over 6 hours. An A line skirt falls from the waist with a classic shape that continues to flare down to the hem.

With only a few pattern pieces, this is a great choice if you are looking to make your first garment and have taken our Sewing Basics Course (or similar).

Making this skirt you will enjoy step-by-step instructions learning these skills:


Workshop 1:

  • Taking measurements and size selection
  • Lay up pattern pieces and cut out the fabric
  • Fill a bobbin, set up and adjust the sewing machine
  • Fuse interfacing and prepare the waist facing
  • Learn to sew waist darts
  • Finish fabric edges with an overlocker
  • Optional homework for intermediate students - patch pocket

Workshop 2:

  • How to sew a centred zip in the centre back
  • Constructing side seams
  • Attaching the waist facing, including understitching 
  • Hemming

For a slightly more challenging A-Line Skirt, you might like the A-Line Skirt with Princess Seams for Intermediates.

Workshop skill levels explained – click here.

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What you will learn

  • Measurements, pattern markings, placement, transferring markings
  • Fusing interfacing, stitching waist darts and finishing seams
  • Sewing a centred regular dress zip, a waist facing and hemming

What you will get

  • A copy of the pattern
  • A super wearable skirt that sits on your waist
  • Instructions to make the skirt
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

  • 18+cm regular dress zip
  • 30cm fusible interfacing
  • Matching sewing machine thread
  • 1.5m of fabric less than 140cm wide, or 1.2m for fabric more than 140cm wide (for fabrics with nap or obvious directional prints, purchase a further .5m)

What to wear


Appropriate for

✄ Budding Sewing Enthusiasts: You've been dipping your toes into the seductive world of sewing by making accessories and homewares from stable woven fabrics. Threading your sewing machine is getting familiar (maybe you are still double checking a couple of things in the manual). Sewing at seam allowance isn't a foreign concept. You have followed basic patterns and instructions. Terms like grainline and selvedge are not unfamiliar to you.

Suggested Fabrics

Mid-weight woven cottons, denim, drill, cotton sateen, linen. This pattern is not suitable for knits.

Thread Den

Vendor since 2013

Learn to sew, craft and create with Thread Den. Workshops offered face-to-face and online.

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.

Thread Den has developed a teaching model that is supportive and nurturing, designed to make each student feel like the focus of our attention, whether you learn with us face-to-face or online.

At Thread Den it's just like a friend (a super nice clever one) teaching you and a few friends to sew, craft and create. 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.  

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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4.9 (7 reviews)
20 May 2021Simple A Line Skirt Sewing Course ✄
This was a really great beginner's class. The teacher was lovely and patient and the class had a really nice vibe. And we all went home with a skirt!
Thread Den 30 June 2021

Hi Jo, Thank you so much for coming and sewing with us, we are so happy to hear you enjoyed the experience and look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers, Amy & Thread Den Team

09 March 2021Simple A Line Skirt Sewing Course ✄
I love my new denim a-line skirt. Amy, my instructor was really great in explaining the steps and was really patient with having to repeat the instructions. She gave us context on why we did things in a certain way, which was good to know as a sewing newbie. I wanted my skirt to be a little longer, so Amy showed me how to hack the pattern to do this. I would totally recommend this class.
Thread Den 24 March 2021

Hi Thiviyah, it was so lovely to meet you and I'm so happy you love your skirt, it looked great! Hope to see you again for some more sewing. 

Cheers, Amy

08 December 2020Simple A Line Skirt Sewing Course ✄
Loved making my own skirt. Great sewing classes!
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Terms & Conditions

Taking part in a workshop at Thread Den is fun and we love teaching people our craft, but here we have to get serious for a moment:

It is your responsibility to clear your diary for the booking you've made - especially if there are multiple sessions in your course. If you want to finish your project(s), you need to attend all workshops. You'll also need to arrive on time. We can't start again because it just isn't fair to your fellow participants. 

Allow us this indulgence for a second, our workshops and courses - they are usually sold out weeks in advance. It isn't a quick switch to pop you into another workshop. If we have an appropriate session where you can attend to keep going, we will try to offer you a discounted space. If that isn't possible, you will need to book a private lesson to stay on track (the minimum cost is NM -$144 or M -$119.52). 

We also won't follow you up to check that you are coming along to class and/or that you have the right supplies for your class. Almost every workshop will require you to bring along your supplies, for some workshops we sell a supplies kit at an additional cost - but not for all. If you are unsure about what you need, just shoot us an email - .  We also want you to learn and love what you make as much as possible, please carefully consider the fabrics we recommend that you use. If you choose a fabric that is suited to a more advanced level you aren't going to enjoy your experience.

We've tried to answer any questions you could have in the workshop description, but again, don't hesitate to email us for any further details or with any queries. We loooove to see that fabric you are thinking of using and sending you off to some of our favourite fabric and habby suppliers. 

Thanks for sticking with us and reading through these annoying details. Here's the stuff that is often hidden behind an *asterisk* or in teeeeenie little print:

Refund Policy

  • All refunds are subject to a 25% administration fee.
  • Refunds will only be processed back to the original method of payment.
  • Refunds are processed as soon as practicable. While Thread Den’s part of the process should be undertaken within three days of notice, the combination of the bookings platform and your banking institution’s processes will also influence the exact amount of time taken for you to receive the refund.

Transferring Your Booking

  • If you wish to transfer your booking to another workshop we require at least four days notice prior to the start date of your original workshop/course booking.
  • Bookings without date changes can be transferred to another person without incurring any penalties.
  • Changes to your workshop or the commencement date (within all other terms listed here) will incur a $10 administration fee.
  • Changes to your booking date will not reset the four day notice period.

Medical Events

  • If you feel unwell, do not attend your workshop. With the supply of a medical certificate or COVID-19 testing referral covering the date of your workshop, you will be able to transfer your booking without incurring any penalties.
  • Your safety is our priority, we reserve the right to make decisions if necessary to preserve the safety of all. 
  • In the event of a medical emergency, we may have to seek ambulance services on your behalf and at your expense.

Course Cancellations 

  • Classes are subject to sufficient enrolment numbers (usually this is 3 participants).
  • We reserve the right to cancel any scheduled course. In the event of a cancellation, students will be notified two days before the scheduled start date and refunds will be provided.

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