3 DAY INTENSIVE - Sewing Basics Course for Beginners

What to Bring

  • Day 1: a piece of craft felt at least 17cm x 27cm, sewing machine thread & a piece woven cotton fabric at least 25cm x 35cm
  • Day 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
  • Day 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

3 DAY INTENSIVE - Sewing Basics Course for Beginners

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • The 3 Day Intensive is only offered a couple of times a year.
  • It is scheduled for Wed 14th -Fri 16th December from 6-9pm each evening.

What You Will Learn

  • Day 1: Threading and setting up your machine, using sewing kit tools, getting familiar with the terminology.
  • Day 2: All about zippers and inserting an exposed zip, understanding and using interfacing, the anatomy of fabric.
  • Day 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).
  • Cram in the course over three days!


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:

See what you'll be making - click here.

  • Day 1: You'll make a mobile phone wallet
  • Day 2: Make our zippered toiletries case
  • Day 3: You'll make a fully lined sling bag with boxed out corners

Frequently Asked Questions about Modules 1, 2 and 3 - click here.

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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Dec 2016

Loved the classes! Can't wait to do more!

Dec 2016

An excellent series of three classes which covered all the basics and beyond. The tutors and other attendees were very friendly and it was a very comfortable atmosphere. My family were very impressed with the 3 items I made!

Jan 2016

What a fantastic class to give you confidence with a sewing machine!! Loved the moment of turning our bags inside out and seeing what we'd achieved!! Fantastic teachers in a relaxed environment made all the more enjoyable, thanks again!